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Job #: R-00037586
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

We are looking for a senior-level Solution Architect with innovative ideas and expertise in computer science, computation, and modeling and simulation. An applied perspective is required. An ideal candidate will create and lead novel research and development efforts in the role of Principal Investigator as part of a cross-discipline team composed scientists and engineers. A technical understanding of AI/ML technology, across commercial and
Government applications, is required, as a starting point. A successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in leading a team to create solutions for an end-user/organization. The candidate will also have a successful track record in creating and leading new business.

The ideal candidate will also have proven experience in leading the development of novel and compelling technical approaches and solutions in support of business development objectives. The candidate will also have proven experience in forming teams of composed of industry, small businesses, and academic-based partners for contract R&D programs. The candidate will have experience directing teams of research scientists and engineers (including research scientists with backgrounds in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and
embedded systems) in the design of sub-components, the integration of the components into a prototype-level system, and testing and research validation methodologies and techniques. The candidate will also have experience contributing to the managing business aspects of contract management and project execution.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Develop topics for creative and innovative R&D approaches to solving major machine-learning or artificial challenges and work with potential sponsors (customers or internal champions) to secure funding for new research efforts based on those topics
-Lead teams of fellow researchers, data scientists, data engineers, and software engineers to execute complex R&D projects through the various stages of a program: design, development and integration, and evaluation
-Design and implement innovative and novel solutions that address the technical challenges as specified by customers
- Independently design and undertake new research as well as partner in a team environment across organizations internally.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Secret security clearance.
-Advanced degree in engineering, computer science, data science, or a related discipline, such as statistics or applied mathematics. A PhD is highly desirable.
- With a Master’s degree, at least 15 years of relevant experience. With a PhD, at least 13 years of specialized experience.
- Sustained (e.g., at least 5 years), hands-on experience with: data modeling and data engineering, feature engineering, model lifecycle management, and cloud infrastructure; supervised and unsupervised deep learning algorithms such as convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks, gated recurrent unit and working in data analysis, modeling, and visualization packages in TensorFlow, Kera, Pytorch, Caffe, and Theano; and developing or integrating analytics in programming languages such as Python.
- Significant experience working with members of the DoD or Intelligence Community on the transition of applied
R&D projects into advanced prototypes or full operational transition.
-Track record of relevant publications in peer-reviewed conferences and journals.
-Experience integrating solutions that incorporate of state-of-the-art methods coupled with the creativity and intelligence to advance beyond in one or more subfields of ML or AI: Computer Vision; Pattern Recognition; Predictive Modeling and Decision Support.
-Leadership abilities necessary to lead projects that include strong communication skills needed to present research plans, progress, and results to customers and internal decision-makers alike. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
-Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access
-PhD dissertation in Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence with publication track record
-Prior experience as a project lead, preferably as a principal investigator
-Prior experience working with All-Source Intelligence Analysts to design mission-focused solutions.

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Systems Engineering

Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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