Lead/Principal AI/Machine Learning Tech Advisor

Systems Engineering
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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.

Join a team that is leveraging and developing state of the art algorithms to automatically extract information and “meaning” from an array of data sources to deliver mission-critical impact across our sponsors. Apply a broad understanding of MITRE's national security portfolio and the opportunities and challenges in government adoption of AI/ML/CV to proactively identify potential solutions to national security gaps. Your primary customers will be the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and US Central Command (USCENTCOM).  These organizations monitor activities around the globe, command operations, and work with partner nations to protect the interests of the United States and its allies.  Your work will be done in conjunction with enthusiastic and hardworking Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Government civilians and contractors.  This is an opportunity to apply leading edge technologies directly to the battlefield in order to win decisively, keep our country secure, and bring our forces home safely. 

On a daily basis you’ll likely be doing one or more of the following, as suited to your skills:


•  White-board (i.e., brainstorming and problem solving) with experienced technical staff to develop solutions for challenging problems across multiple use cases/domains, working with a small team to implement/test those solutions, and     quantifying their performance. 

•  Leverage the collective wisdom of the government, academia, industry, and other FFRDCs to create transformational impact and help advance the field by sharing our research via publications and professional conferences. 

•  Advance the state-of-the-art in AI though cross-cutting initiatives that demonstrate a substantial and sustained record of technical achievement, depth, breadth, rigor, and innovation  

•  Act as a partner and direct channel between MITRE’s research program and MITRE mission challenges in AI to accelerate delivery of game-changing solutions to a potentially disparate set of sponsors  

•  Maintain a deep understanding of AI and the multiple sponsor domains to identify opportunities and risks for new and existing initiatives  

•  Build partnerships, encourage sharing, collaboration, and dissemination of knowledge, and bring the world to bear to provide the best solutions 

•  Serve as a technology transition champion, enabling the transition of technical solutions and recommendations to solve critical problems 

Required Qualifications:

BS Degree in Engineering/Scientific Discipline, active TS with SCI eligibility for consideration; and 10+ years documented success in applying the following capabilities in complex environments : operational AI algorithms, solutions, and products; technical leadership in AI; data analytics; and commercial AI tools, solutions, and frameworks. 

Preferred Qualifications

Master's or Doctorate degree in computer science or related discipline with a specialization in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision intelligence. Experience working with multiple Government departments or agencies is preferred, but experience working on transformational projects in other complex environments may be considered.

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