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The MITRE Corporation Senior/Lead Deep Learning / Computer Vision Research Software Engineer - 00054729 in Bedford, Massachusetts

Senior/Lead Deep Learning / Computer Vision Research Software Engineer - 00054729


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.

We are currentlyseeking Deep Learning / Computer Vision Research Software Engineer to join theCross-cutting Urgent Innovation Cell (CUIC), an organization that is unique toMITRE because:

  • Weare team of analysts, scientists, innovators, and engineers focused ondelivering meaningful solutions to national security challenges

  • Weconcentrate on rapid prototyping, mission analysis, experimentation, andresearch together in a unique environment that is structured to optimizeresults.

  • Weleverage our strong relationships with our customers and their missions todrive innovation that helps solve our nation's biggest challenges.

CUIC relies oninitiative and enthusiasm from individual staff members who work proactivelyand collaboratively towards common goals. We are looking for talented problemsolvers with a passion for adapting emerging academic and commercialtechnologies to develop cross-cutting innovative solutions for the defense,intelligence, and civilian communities.

We are seeking individualswith expertise in machine learning, algorithm development and/or deep learning.Candidates do not need experience in all these areas but should have strongproficiency and hands-on experience in at least one.

As a member of CUIC,your day-to-day work will be in one or more of the following:

  • Applyyour knowledge of computer vision, remote sensing or machine learning to avariety of challenging problems by developing software prototypes to measurethe feasibility of an algorithm/approach.

  • Adaptresearch done in academia and industry to solve critical national securityproblems important to both the defense and intelligence communities.

  • Codein Python, C , or other languages to prototype/test algorithms and softwaretools in a team environment.

  • White-board(i.e. brainstorm, problem solve) with experienced technical staff to developsolutions for challenging problems, work with a small team to implement/testthose solutions, and then quantify their accuracy.

  • Analyzedata from cutting-edge sensor systems, including visible, infrared, andhyperspectral imagery and video.

  • Designand develop code architectures for the retrieval, processing, fusion, analysis,and visualization of various datasets by leveraging backend/frontend softwareand integrating various data platforms to support rapid analytics.

  • Learnnew techniques and approaches on-the-job by leveraging both structurededucational content as well as expertise from team members.

  • Maintainfull responsibility for deliverables-including definition, completion, andtechnical quality, as well as assuring consistency across the responsibilityspan.



  • Bachelor'sdegree and 3 years of experience in computer science, data science, appliedmathematics/statistics, operation research, or other physicalscience/engineering fields.

  • Mustmeet eligibility requirements for TS/SCI level security clearance (Applicants selected for this positionwill be subject to a government security investigation).

  • Strongproblem-solving skills and capable of working with scientists, analysts, andtechnical software developers across several technical disciplines.

  • Strongsoftware development and/or algorithmic scripting skills, preferably withknowledge of machine learning and/or deep learning frameworks.


  • 4years of experience working technical challenges associated with machinelearning and/or computer vision.

  • Experiencecleaning and wrangling real-world messy data.

  • Domainknowledge of machine learning and computer vision techniques forclassification, detection, key attribute extraction, segmentation, or activitydetection.

  • Hands-onexperience using deep learning and computer vision libraries such as PyTorch,TensorFlow, Caffe, OpenCV, and scikit-image.

  • Practicalexperience in statistics and linear algebra.

  • Experiencewith modern source control software and methodology, including version controlwith Git and code reviews in a GitHub Flow-like development workflow.

  • Experiencewith object-oriented programming and principles, in Python or C

  • Proficiencywith Python's scientific computing and machine learning ecosystem such asNumPy, SciPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, and scikit-learn.

  • Comfortabilityworking with Linux-based environments and servers.

  • TS/SCIlevel clearance.

Additional(Nice-to-Have but Not Required) Qualifications:

  • Experiencewith parallel processing, including Python multithreading and multiprocessing,distributed and shared memory parallelism with MPI and OpenMP in C , and/orCUDA for NVIDIA GPUs.

  • Experiencewith containerization and deployment of portable code with Docker orSingularity.

  • Familiaritywith computational geometry and visual navigation.

Job SW Eng, Comp Sci & Mathematics

Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean

Other Locations United States-Massachusetts-Bedford

This requisition requires a clearance of Top Secret/SCI

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Dec 2, 2019, 1:57:59 PM

Req ID: 00054729

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