Artificial Intelligence Jobs - Senior Data Scientist - ML, 1048

at Leidos
Location Arlington, VA
Date Posted May 7, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time



Job Description:

Reinvent yourself at Leidos! Uncover your potential by becoming a member of our team. Be our next Senior Data Scientist specializing in designing, developing, and deploying analytics that provide machine-learning and artificial intelligence-based capabilities for our Arlington, VA based team in our Leidos's Advanced Analytics Branch within the Leidos Innovation Center (LInC). 

You are a Senior Scientist and specialize in analytics focused on machine-learning or artificial intelligence applications and will join our team of Ph.D. level peers in designing and developing advanced technology-based solutions for contract research and development projects, and then applying these solutions to the design and deployment of mission-focused systems. The innovative technical solutions delivered to customers advance the state of the art while addressing long-term problems of importance to national security.  You have successful, proven, and demonstrable experience leading cross-discipline teams in the development and integration of software-based solutions for competitive, contract-based applied research programs (e.g., 6.2), and proven experience deploying solutions at scale into prototype and production systems. We know you have experience designing solutions for competitively-sourced proposals the duties. 

The position will present a wide range of opportunities from contract and independent research & development (CRAD, IRAD) to the design and deployment of analytics in the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC) DOMEX Data Discovery Platform (D3P) program.  D3P is a next generation machine learning pipeline platform providing cutting edge data enrichment, triage, and analytics capabilities to Defense and Intelligence Community members.  

Fun stuff you will do on the job: 
- Form teams of composed of industry, small businesses, and academic-based partners for contract R&D programs and directing teams of research scientists (including research scientists with backgrounds in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and embedded systems) in the design of sub-components, integration platforms, 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
- Independently design and undertake new research as well as partner in a team environment across organizations
- 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 programs
- Design and implement secure, scalable, and fault-tolerant solutions across a distributed architecture, with the objective of researching and developing technical approaches, especially deep learning, applicable across multiple domains

To be successful in this role you must have the following:
- Top Secret Security Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI
- Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, data science, or a related discipline, such as statistics or applied mathematic with at least 19 years of experience or a Master’s degree with at least 15 years of relevant experience or a PhD with 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
- Track record of relevant publications in peer-reviewed conferences and journals
- Experience integrating solutions that incorporate the 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;;Reduced Order Modeling
- 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 

You will wow us even more if you have the following:
- PhD is highly desirable
- 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 Eligible

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Research Scientist

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

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