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Machine Learning Expert for Autonomy, Lead
  • Python
  • Machine Learning
  • Excel
  • Deep Learning
Mitre Corporation
McLean, VA
148 days ago

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.

MITRE’s Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Department has a need for a Lead Machine Learning Engineer. Our work programs need top individuals with a passion for artificial intelligence and autonomy, experience and proficiency with algorithmic design and development; specifically, in machine learning (including deep learning).

You will have opportunities to work on a wide range of problems, leading and working with teams possessing a broad range of skills. Your experience will allow you to influence research directions; evaluate the challenges and potential solutions for designing, developing, and fielding machine learning solutions; assess the adequacy and maturation of existing research programs and shape their technical and programmatic direction; and identify new areas where research and development are needed to strengthen the nation’s growing machine learning capabilities.

Day to day responsibilities:

  • Work on, or lead, a team to develop and implement ML and deep learning algorithms
  • Develop and use modern software engineering techniques to develop ML-related software
  • Maintain knowledge of advances of ML capabilities in industry and academia
  • Develop, propose and execute research in the field of ML
  • Develop and propose new research directions in ML-enabled systems in support of MITRE’s internal research program and sponsor’s research programs
  • Evaluate ML solutions and compare to sponsor requirements and needs.


  • Must be a US citizen able to obtain and maintain a US government clearance
  • MSc degree or higher in artificial intelligence or related discipline
  • 8+ years of experience in defining, developing, and deploying ML solutions.
  • Ability to articulate ML-specific challenges, discuss critical issues, and identify gaps.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) along with ability to foster relationship development with sponsors
  • Proven ability to work independently to learn new technologies, techniques, processes, languages, platforms, systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • Experience with programming languages such as C++ and Python.
  • Familiarity with the state of the art in the field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in artificial intelligence or related discipline w/ 7+ years of experience in defining, developing, and deploying ML solutions
  • Active DoD Secret clearance.

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