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Lead Machine Learning Engineer
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Keras
  • PyTorch
Octo Consulting Group
Reston, VA 20191
121 days ago


As a Lead Machine Learning Engineer at Octo, you will help develop and expand Octo’s AI capability. In this role you will have the opportunity to help chart our AI strategy while helping build core offerings. You will work closely with executives, business line stakeholders, and customers to help design, innovate and build our next generation AI/ML solutions and offerings. As a team lead you will provide mentorship/guidance to junior AI team and you will represent the team when participating in internal and external technology initiatives. In this role you will be driving the creation of innovative AI products from ideation, through MVP, Pilot, and production. You will help solve real world problems and challenges that our customers face. From a leadership standpoint, you will directly support the Octo’s CTO office and help shape strategy, initiatives, solutions and investments in all things AI. As a team lead, you will work closely with your team to develop and productionize solutions and offerings. You will also be responsible for leading and reviewing the work of multiple engineers, data scientists, developing and testing Machine Learning algorithms. As a lead, you will also serve as a solution architect to help shape AI related proposals.


We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client’s missions.


  • Develop an AI roadmap to align to strategic imperatives
  • Determine metrics of success and systematically track the impact of the program
  • Use AI to solve customer business problems and build internal solution offerings
  • Run AI projects/initiatives, build MVPs/prototypes, from beginning to end
  • Stay up-to-date on new AI products and develop solutions (prototypes, white papers, trainings)
  • Prototype and demonstrate AI related products and solutions for customers
  • Execute and drive Executive Management’s AI strategy
  • Identify new business opportunities and prioritize pursuits for AI
  • Create customized offerings
  • Build a library of AI assets
  • Enable strategic partnerships with industry leaders
  • Create AI white papers
  • Align, mentor, and manage, team(s) around strategic initiatives


  • Hands-on experience using deep learning and computer vision libraries such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Caffe, MXNet, OpenCV, Keras, and scikit
  • Experience with containerization of machine learning applications (AWS DL Containers, Docker, Singularity, Apache Mesos Openshift, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with CUDA and NVIDIA GPU accelerated libraries for AI, ML, DL
  • Experience with embedded low SWaP GPU computing
  • Basic understanding of full motion video data formats
  • Basic understanding of 3D geospatial model formats (OBJ, 3D Tiles, GLTF)

Years of Experience: Minimum 3 years building and deploying at scale Machine Learning and Deep Learning models and minimum 3 years of developing machine learning methods, including familiarity with techniques in clustering, regression, optimization, recommender engines, artificial neural networks.

Education: Bachelor's dgeree in computer science, data science, physics, applied mathematics/statistics, operation research, or other physical science/engineering field.

Clearance: Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance

Location: Reston, VA

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