Artificial Intelligence Senior Engineer

at Arena Technologies LLC
Published April 1, 2023
Location Chantilly, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Problem-Solving Fundamentals will Build Future Systems

About the Position


  • 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

About You

Your experience and expertise will allow you to ramp up quickly to support ongoing near/mid-term projects, as well as to identify and shape future initiatives in an increasingly proactive manner. Your ability to see the big picture will allow you to prioritize your time, focus on high risk mitigation, and resist lower-value competition for your time. Your ability to communicate in layers allows you to effectively communicate to diverse groups of people to ensure political, programmatic, and technical acceptance, and primarily in that order.

About the Must Haves

  • 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 14 years of relevant experience

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

  • 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

About the Desired

  • Advanced degree in STEM (computer science, computer engineering, 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

About the Perks

Arena offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package, along with a positive work environment enabling the success of our staff, company, and customers. We know, everyone says that, right? Well, let’s outline some specifics to illustrate our commitment to you:

• 401k with company match…no vesting!

• Medical, Prescription, Dental, Disability, Life…all available from highly rated carriers

• The training and certification opportunities are there for the taking…you make the case for how it will improve your ability to do the job, we cover the cost

• Work-Life Balance…15 days of PTO and 10 holidays out of the starting gate

• Staying healthy just got fun…and easy. We’ll cover the monthly cost of your health club membership (up to a point, of course…don’t go getting crazy on this one!)

• New iPad when on-boarded, and it’s yours to keep after a year of service…we want you to have a fun way to stay connected

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About Us

Joining Arena Technologies puts you in the driver’s seat of your career. We pride ourselves in providing critical and focused business and technology consulting support to the agencies and industry partners of the defense and intelligence communities. Specializing in transformative change on behalf of all of our customers, our Team is full of talented people committed to providing vital support to our nation…if you’re interested in working in a dynamic, collaborative, and supportive environment, Arena Technologies is the place for you!

Arena Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About Applying

Go ahead, apply! You know you want to. There’s excitement in the air and a feeling in your gut that this is going to be a great adventure and you’re looking forward to becoming a part of the committed and distinguished Arena Team!