Technical Advisor, Autonomy & Artificial Intelligence

at Talent Advisory Group (TAG)
Published June 9, 2022
Location Arlington, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


In this role, you will serve as the autonomy and AI technical advisor. Collaborate with the Senior Scientist (ST) for Autonomy and the Autonomy Capability Team to solidity autonomy related technologies and to support the transition of autonomy technology into programs of record.

Utilize multidisciplinary professional engineering knowledge for development and demonstration activities across portfolio in the broad areas of autonomy and artificial intelligence, including C4ISR strategic capabilities and teamed manned/unmanned tactical capabilities, machine learning, cognitive modeling, reconfigurable and adaptive control concepts, multi-vehicle cooperative flight including integration with evolving sensor and information technologies, data analytics, human-machine interaction technologies.

  • Ensure efforts have adequate consideration and utilization of verification, validation, and software systems engineering methodologies as well as appropriate architectural design considerations.
  • Generate autonomy concepts and projects; establishes investigations to integrate and demonstrate autonomous systems technologies; and identifies significant parameters to be measured, data collection plans, validation, and dissemination of new techniques.
  • Interpret results of autonomous systems research projects for relevance to warfighter needs.
  • Recommend and pursue collaborations, and provide appropriate technical guidance, to ensure the success of such collaborations.
  • Assist cross-Directorate teams to identify and/or respond to Department of the Air Force near- and mid-term needs for autonomous systems capabilities.
  • Apply expert knowledge and mastery of advanced engineering methods, theories, and standards to analyze results and reports on national and international work accomplished, through publications in scientific journals, conference papers, and in-house reports.
  • Establish, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of high-level offices.
  • Participate in Air Force, Space Force, DoD, NASA, Navy, Army, industrial, international and university program reviews, meetings, and conferences to maintain awareness of the latest autonomous systems research and development achievements essential to guiding Department of the Air Force investments and application decisions.
  • Represent the concerns of CLIENT at senior strategic meetings and conferences; prepares staff studies and various documents to meet special needs; develops and gives oral presentations; leads and/or serves on steering committees.
  • Consult with other DoD agencies and national/international laboratories for developing technical programs.

Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate professional, engineering, or scientific discipline is required, and an advanced degree in a related professional or scientific field is highly desirable.
  • At least 10 years relevant experience
  • The ideal candidate will possess experience with emerging intelligent autonomous systems, in application, deployment, or integration. In addition, the likely candidate will possess a track record of executive leadership experience of organizational change as evidenced by personal impact to and enhancement of the organization’s capability and scope; a proven team builder across multiple organizations, functions, and authorities; and demonstrated ability to pull people together for a common purpose.
  • Finally, the ideal candidate will possess a track record of significant technical achievements and contributions that advanced the organization’s mission.
  • Candidates must provide specific examples that address relevant experience & accomplishments and clearly demonstrate technical depth & breadth related to this position.
  • Candidates must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following:
  • Ability to bring about rapid, strategic change to advance autonomy-related technologies; to establish technical direction to answer pertinent science and technology questions; and to leverage/integrate external relevant research with identified technology transition opportunities.
  • Knowledge of broad multidisciplinary areas of relevant autonomous technologies, including a high order of awareness of national research and development programs relating to requirements; and an understanding of the R&D relationships among all elements of the federal, industrial, and academic communities.
  • Skill in applying originality and resourcefulness to assure that a progressive and aggressive research program is pursued and that an operational philosophy to attain these ends is clearly enunciated, adopted, and followed.
  • Ability to analyze and integrate extremely complex technological programs and to continually motivate a diverse group of professional engineers and scientists.
  • Ability to work in and form multi-disciplinary research teams and integrate with academic centers of excellence.

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