Aptima, Inc

Data Scientist, PAS

Job description

Who We Are:
For more than 25 years, Aptima's mission has been to improve and optimize performance in mission-critical, technology-intensive environments. We apply deep expertise in how humans think, learn, and perform to today's challenges. Whether for fighter pilots functioning in the cockpit, medical staff in the ICU, or teams collaborating across distributed networks, our solutions:
    • Ensure synergy: between humans, the technologies they use, and the organizations within which they operate
    • Enhance productivity: through human-AI teaming, unobtrusive measurement, data analytics, and intelligent interfaces
    • Accelerate learning, training, and readiness: with precision learning that is customized, personalized, and efficient

What Makes Us Unique:
Our culture is rooted on three principles that our founders planted, and our employees have embraced ever since— innovation, impact, and empathy:. At our core, Aptima researches, develops, and innovates within an area that engineering firms largely ignore, the Human component. In order to impact the world in meaningful ways, you must bring those innovations to light, and that is precisely what we do.

Entrepreneurial and creative energy run through our veins. When our team chooses to continue their education or professionally publish their work, we cheer then on. Teamwork, collaboration, and a relentless focus on our customers are central tenants of our culture. Work hard. Take care of each other. Lead by example. Accept others for who they are.

So, while the world knows us as a company that is moving humans, technology, and AI forward, we believe we are something more.

How You’ll Make an Impact:
You will work within Aptima's Performance Augmentation Systems division and support development of innovative tools that combine computational modeling, design, and sensing. You will draw on computational techniques from the fields Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and work with multi-disciplinary scientists and engineers to craft solutions to real-world problems. Examples of work you may do includes application of computer vision techniques to aid maintenance workers using augmented reality, applications of clustering and pattern recognition to create context-aware information search tools, and applications of signal processing to provide assistance to data analysts. You will work with software engineers within an agile development environment to define, implement, test, and apply mathematical algorithms within the context of software tools.

You’ll Need:
    • In-depth understanding of and hands-on experience with developing and implementing algorithmic techniques
    • Strong understanding of the mathematical foundations of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques
    • Proficiency with scripting programming languages (e.g. Python, R)
    • Experience working with large, noisy, multi-modal datasets
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Experience with Agile development best practices and tools
    • Experience working on research-oriented projects with distributed and collaborative multi-disciplinary teams
    • General familiarity and prior experience with the U.S. Department of Defense military services, missions, and applications

Minimum Requirements:
    • U.S. Citizenship required or the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance
    • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
    • 2+ years relevant experience

Working Conditions (ADA accommodations may be sought):
    • Ability/willingness to travel

Compensation & Benefits:
This is an outstanding opportunity to contribute to an innovative team and company. Salary range for this role starts at $87,000 and is commensurate with lived and professional experience. Aptima’s comprehensive benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible & health spending accounts, paid parental leave, retirement savings, generous vacation, STD/LTD/Life Insurance, and paid professional development.

As a Federal Contractor, all employees of Aptima are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as determined by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, unless the employee is legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation. Please let our recruiters know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this.

All applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Aptima, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to non-discrimination in employment. We select the most qualified individual for the job based on job-related qualifications regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, credit history, sexual orientation, arrest and court record, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or other applicable laws.

Aptima, Inc. participates in the US Government E-Verify Program. For more information, click on http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.


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