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Scientific Systems Senior Research Engineer - Machine Learning in Woburn, Massachusetts

SSCI is looking to fill a Senior Research Engineer/Scientist position for projects in the areas of AI/ML relating to autonomous robotic vehicle systems and manned-unmanned systems collaboration.

This position requires U.S. Citizenship and a current U.S. Dept. of Defense Secret Security Clearance and Eligibility for TS.

SSCI is a leading developer of advanced technologies for mission planning and autonomy for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Founded in 1990 and based in Woburn, MA, SSCI invents disruptive technologies, develops revolutionary solutions, and builds trusted products for our customers’ most challenging missions. SSCI focuses on the creation of AI/ML-enabled capabilities to command, control, communicate with, and manage composable collections of intelligent agents, smart sensors, and autonomous platforms across all domains.


  • Work as part of a team to design, implement, and test AI/ML algorithms for autonomous robotic systems.

  • Develop innovative solutions to challenging problems for autonomous systems.

  • Contribute technical materials for proposals, reports, white papers, and publications.

  • Present technical results to internal and external customers.

  • Weekly travel to Florida.


  • Advanced research experience and/or publications in Markov Decision Process, Control and Reinforcement Learning applications.

  • Experience in implementing POMDP/POSG and Reinforcement Learning algorithms for planning and decision-making applications

  • Hands-on experience in AI/ML algorithms

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and prototyping novel research ideas

  • Proficiency with C/C++, Python, and Java

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


Salary is competitive with market rates, with annual bonus awards based on company and individual performance. SSCI benefits package includes 401K and Health/Life/Disability Insurance.