Autonomy AI Role - AI / ML Engineer

Lockheed Martin Corporation - Herndon, VA

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As a Staff AI/ML Engineer, you will support the research & development lifecycle for AI/ML technologies that enable and advance semi and fully autonomous systems for both defense and commercial customers. Serve as the algorithm expert with up-to-date knowledge on modern AI techniques with the ability to rapidly prototype solutions. This role is also capable of supporting the software development from requirements generation through development, integration, testing, and deployment.

Key responsibilities of this position are noted below:
  • Able to use and refine existing advanced machine learning techniques and apply to new datasets
  • Researches and discovers improvements to existing machine learning algorithms
  • Applies the latest research on AI algorithms and trains machine learning / deep learning models to tackle a variety of problems
  • Applies transfer learning to use existing trained neural networks
  • Optimizes the performance of AI algorithms, applications, and platforms
  • Develops and documents algorithm and implementation requirements
  • Develops prototypes that will enable autonomous functionality in LM products and platforms
  • Implements and optimizes algorithms in software including: requirements generation, software design, development, integration, test, and deployment
  • Champions human-machine collaboration by developing effective human-machine interfaces.
To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin develops an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking. Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:




Paid time off

Work/life balance

Career development

Mentorship opportunities

Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and experience with developing, optimizing, and applying machine learning algorithms
  • Knowledge of machine learning and deep learning frameworks, theory, and practice and deep learning toolsets (e.g. TensorFlow PyTorch, Caffe, Keras, etc.)
  • Experience designing and implementing ML techniques aimed at solving specific problems
  • Experience with applications in supervised learning (e.g.. classification, regression, etc.), unsupervised learning (e.g. clustering, dimension reduction, generative modeling, etc.)
  • Exceptional programming skills (including several of the following languages: Python, C/C++, Java, R, SAS, Pig, Hive, Spark, MATLAB, SQL, etc.) with ability to transition between languages as needed.
  • Degree in computer science, mathematics, applied statistics, various engineering disciplines, or related STEM discipline.
Desired Skills:
  • Track record of research excellence in the autonomy/AI domain
  • Experience working and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary research team setting
  • Experience deploying machine learning models for mature product lines or into operational environments
  • Experience training and evaluating Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), and Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs)
  • Experience with modeling and simulation on CPU and GPU architectures
  • Demonstrated history of building prototypes in rapid prototyping environment
  • Experience working with product teams to integrate ideas or transfer technology into products
  • Experience training ML algorithms from scratch, as well as using transfer learning techniques
  • Experience subjecting ML models to formal verification and validation (V&V) tests
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Object Detection
  • Speech to text processing
  • Written text processing: at least one vernacular (non-English), at least one non-Latin character set (e.g. Cyrillic, Arabic), at least one tokenized character set (e.g. Chinese, Korean)
  • Advanced degree in computer science, mathematics, applied statistics, various engineering disciplines, or related STEM discipline

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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