Job description

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend.

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems. In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

Your Contribution to Our Mission:
QinetiQ Inc is seeking an experienced Lead Data Scientist with extensive knowledge in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to lead a team of scientists and engineers in developing a set of next generation AI solutions to support the Warfighter effort.

Providing expertise and hands on experience related to algorithm development applicable to image and signal processing, Aided Target Recognition (AiTR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML).

Essential job Functions and Duties:
Responsible for conceptualizing and developing a set of next generation AI solutions around analytics and automation that can be deployed across our customers in different industries

Managing and mentoring a team of data scientists and modelers who would work directly/indirectly for developing these platforms/solutions

Bringing expertise with different types of algorithms and modeling processes

Interface with our customers and evangelize Artificial Intelligence

Get involved in commercial discussions around implementing AI solutions for customers

Create thought leadership

Experience with modeling software (R, Python, SPSS, SAS)

Experience in Machine learning techniques

Experience with visualization software (Tableau, Spotfire, Qlikview)

Has been a part of developing at least one AI platform in any industry

Ability to scan the market for emerging trends and identifying relevant opportunities

Ability to work and lead in an entrepreneurial environment with minimal supervision

Experience working with remote and global teams

Experience with technology services and/or technology product companies will be preferred

Develop and maintain high quality C/C++ and Python code under Linux for general purpose PCs and embedded hardware platforms. Test and debug software on autonomous research vehicle prototypes

Plan and execute complex and challenging technical projects

Possess strong interpersonal skills and consistently demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and with cross-functional global teams

Maintain state-of-the-art technical expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning and software programming. Generate intellectual property

Expert-level knowledge in learning algorithms such as inverse reinforcement learning, deep reinforcement learning and probabilistic inference for decision support systems

Knowledge and hands-on expertise in deep neural network topologies such as convolutional nets, recurrent nets, RBMs, causal reasoning, probabilistic programming

Strong software development skills in C/C++ under Linux environments with a proven ability to deliver high quality software coding on time

Mathematically minded with experience in manipulating high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources to highlight patterns, anomalies, relationships and trends with machine learning techniques

Develop requirements and evaluation methods for artificial intelligence technologies and benchmark vendor technologies

Experience in algorithm development, prototype system development and prototype software implementation on hardware platforms

Effective verbal/written communication along with strong interpersonal skills. Team player

To Land This Job, You Need:
Master's or Ph.D. degree in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, or a similar field

10+ years of professional experience

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
DOD Secret - Active DOD Secret or higher Clearance is preferred.

Why QinetiQ Inc.?

Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.

Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.

Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement.

We only hire the best! No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.

We have fun! We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.

We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY. We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.

No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand, that is why we have made the application process easy. We promise. This will be simple.

If because of a medical condition or disability you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt. 4 and let us know the nature of your request and contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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