Technical Fellow – Artificial Intelligence

at Mitre Corporation
Published May 22, 2023
Location Fairfax, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us. Technical Fellows are distinguished technical contributors and leaders recognized by significant technical excellence in their respective fields. Technical Fellows make technical contributions to solve MITRE's challenging technical problems, thereby advancing national and corporate strategic interests. Technical Fellows are expected to have demonstrated excellence in technical contributions and technical leadership, and to have a history of technical innovation leading to mission acceleration. Technical Fellows are expected to combine technical leadership with performing high-quality, high-impact technical work, thereby leading development of work products that solve difficult challenges of our sponsors and partners and make significant contributions to mission outcomes.The MITRE Corporation seeks a technical fellow in artificial intelligence, with expertise in one or more of the following areas:Generative AILarge Language ModelsAI Assurance: trust, bias, security, robustnessComputer Vision and Machine PerceptionAI Policy and RegulationThe successful candidate will integrate across the enterprise and drive whole-of-nation approaches to advancing US economic, domestic, and national security. They will make significant technical contributions that help influence, execute, and scale MITRE's mission strategy of supporting and collaborating with the US government, academia, and industry partners, for enduring impact.MITRE's work program and strategic objectives vary across the target areas of expertise.MITRE is in the midst of a three-year corporate investment in AI, aligning our intramural R&D investments, academic partnerships, and work across our federal agency sponsors.Our strategy seeks to leverage a growing body of federally-funded R&D and prototyping efforts in AI to address broader economic and private sector concerns.The urgencies of these activities have hastened as large language models have made dramatic progress over the past year.The Technical Fellow will be expected to bring their background, expertise, and experience to make significant technical contributions to these major programs, driving successful mission impacts for the nation.Job Responsibilities:Serve as a subject matter expert and technical leader in areas of expertise, interacting with sponsors to identify and execute ways to meet sponsors' strategic goals.Be recognized and act as a thought leader, shaping activities of MITRE, government, and partner organizations.Be a significant technical contributor, drawing upon expertise and experience to perform high-quality, high-impact technical work resulting in products that solve sponsors' important problems.Conduct basic research, applied research, development, and engineering.Lead others in conducting R&D.As appropriate, publish scholarly results in peer-reviewed forums and pursue intellectual property protection for inventions.Work across existing MITRE programs, with the US government, academia, and industrial partners to drive new work in the development and adoption of solutions.Coordinate efforts internally and externally.Create external partnerships to further US government and MITRE goals.The candidate should have a desire to create new solutions, business models, and technologies.Utilize an extensive personal network across the government and industry organizations.Participate in relevant advisory committees and other formal and informal external activities that provide relevant advice to the government.Mentor mid-senior level technical staff to support their growth and retention in support of MITRE and it is sponsors.Serve as the Principal Investigator on both intramurally- and extramurally-funded research and development programs or similar sponsor funded role.Required Qualifications:Possess a strong technical background, relevant research experience, government policy, and effective communication and interpersonal skills.Demonstrated technical and research leadership in areas germane to MITRE's current and future work program, including relevant publications.Be recognized by technical societies and other relevant professional organizations.Maintain significant stature of citations in global citation tracking system across publications, patents, and other high quality cited materials.Eligibility for DoD secret clearance, and the ability to obtain and maintain top secret clearance.Possess an advanced degree in engineering, science, technology, or related field.Have experience with US government systems.Have the ability to work with customers to understand their use cases and formulate a path forward, requires excellent oral and written communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences.Experience building consensus and partnerships across industry, academia, and customers to advance state of the art in embedded systems security and system design.Additional Information:Technical Fellows work on MITRE's challenging technical problems to advance corporate strategic interests and are chosen based on their technical skills and experience, leadership ability, history of mission acceleration, and ability to advance corporate strategic interests.Technical Fellow appointments operate on renewable three-year terms.Alumni of the Technical Fellows program continue to serve the company as Distinguished Engineers/Scientists.MITRE is committed to excellence in leadership and expects all leaders to demonstrate the following Leadership Competencies:Lead with a Strategic Mindset: Drives alignment across MITRE to achieve our mission by engaging across and beyond the enterprise, making and executing decisions, and activating the Good Growth Strategy.Create Value: Takes a broad approach to solving complex problems using a national and global lens.Unleashes the full capabilities of our people in a relentless pursuit of innovative solutions that are scalable, equitable, transferable, and sustainable.Cultivate Inclusion:Creates an environment and opportunities built on trust, where people can be their whole authentic self, feeling welcomed, supported, engaged, and respected for who they are and what they contribute to the organization.Embraces and engages all dimensions of diversity to exponentially expand MITRE's impact in solving problems for a safer world. Communicate for Impact:Conveys powerful messages tailored to the unique needs of stakeholders-and desired outcomes-in a style that engages and inspires action.Exemplifies active listening to foster collaboration, understanding, and alignment.Commit to Action and Outcomes: Holds self and others accountable for acting on and achieving established objectives.Exemplifies cultural attributes while executing and delivering impactful outcomes.This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s): NoneThis requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s): Top SecretWork Location Type:HybridSubject to all federal and state laws, rules and regulations, MITRE requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date.MITRE will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals who are legally entitled to an exemption under applicable laws so long as it does not create an undue hardship for MITRE and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others in the workplace. 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