Artificial Intelligence Engineer with Security Clearance

Published June 12, 2022
Location Chantilly, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Overview S ystems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. As we enter our 50 th year in business, we are known for continuous innovation for government customers, both long-established and newly acquired, as our capabilities expand around the globe. Our work is state-of-the-art and made possible only through the best personnel, tools, and jobs in the national security business. We are highly collaborative in spirit and practice, and we freely share expertise across SPA in our quest for enduring solutions to critical concerns. Come work with the best! Our pledge to you is stability, opportunity, and clear-sighted commitment to the mission. SPA is seeking an Artificial Intelligence Engineer to provide onsite Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory Services (SETA) services to an Intelligence Community (IC) customer in Chantilly, VA. This customer is responsible for enterprise architecting, analysis, and systems engineering solutions that determine the current and future national space systems. Responsibilities Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: * Working across multiple Directorates and Offices to identify and define future space capability needs * Frequent interaction with government, SETA, FFRDC, and mission partner stakeholders * Analyzing and executing technical solutions in support of high value asset indications and warning, resiliency, defense, and cyber protection * Identifying required system analysis for the definition, allocation, assessment, and prediction of system performance requirements and capabilities * Identifying key architecture and system level trades * Developing Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) for new capabilities and coordinating them across the affected organizations * Developing enterprise, system, functional, performance, and interface requirements * Manage the Request for Change (RFC) process as it relates to updating requirement baselines * Developing project-level schedule content for analysis and assessment * Preparing briefings for senior decision makers Qualifications Required Qualifications: * Active TS/SCI clearance w/ poly required to start * TS/SCI clearance w/ poly must be maintained * Bachelor's degree in STEM (computer science, computer engineering, science, technical, engineering, math) or including specialization in an Al-related field of study, or related job experience, with at least 10 years of relevant experience * Proven experience in planning / use / understanding of multiple types of AI (Reactive, Limited Memory, Theory of Mind, and Self-Aware) * Significant experience working with data wrangling, and analyzing large and diverse datasets and expertise with at least one modern programming language such as Python, Java or Scala * Proven skills related to machine learning and artificial intelligence to include assessment of model effectiveness, predictive analytics, explainability and bias * Proven experience with one or more of the following: computational linguistics, computer vision, or natural language processing * Experience with cloud-based environments such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure * Experience visualizing multi-dimensional data using tools such as Tableau, Kibana, neo4j, ggplot2, Plotly, matplotlib, or D3.js. * Experience with databases technologies (e.g., PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB, Neo4j) * Experience in the preparation of comprehensive written reports, presentations, and charts based on research, collection, and analysis of data * Direct experience building machine learning solutions * Strong desire to gain or apply experience in the application of machine learning, data mining, and statistical algorithms for development of autonomous systems and predictive models * Proven experience with large acquisition systems engineering efforts, methods, and processes * Proven experience in requirements development and definition activities to include stakeholder engagement and customer needs elicitation * Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environment * Strong oral and written communication skills Desired Qualifications: * Advanced degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline * Familiarity with popular machine learning software libraries (e.g. Tensorflow/Keras, PyTorch, OpenAI Gym) and current algorithms * Broad background in Machine Learning technologies, including reinforcement learning, deep learning, computer vision and knowledge graphs * Experience with business intelligence platforms such as Tableau, AWS QuickSight, Looker, or Qlik * Hands-on experience with the development of AI-enhanced decision system prototypes * Innovative, strong work ethic, able to think critically, and able to take initiative and work both independently and within a team * Prior US military and/or IC customer experience

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