Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Data Scientist

The Mitre Corporation Mclean , VA 22107

Posted 2 months ago

MITRE performs leading-edge research and development toward transformational solutions to our world's most challenging problems. Our Center for Advanced Aviation Systems Development is a Federally-Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) established to serve as strategic partners to the federal government and various aviation groups around the world. Our engineers, analysts, technical and operational experts team to solve problems in the public interest that improve the safety and efficiency of the airspace system in the U.S. and abroad.

The Aviation Safety & Analysis department is individuals with interest in applying their data science skills to deep and challenging problems in the aviation domain. We have a treasure trove of data including time series, text and sensor data and challenging problems to solve. We are seeking skills in machine learning, deep learning, text mining, big data and software/application development.

If Sklearn, pyTorch, Keras,TensorFlow, LSTM, LDA, anomaly detection, entity extraction, summarization mean something to you, we want to talk to you. You are not required to have skills in all of these but should have hands-on skill in at least one area and the ability to dive deep in the data, and learn the necessary skills to get the job done.

The candidate will work with the FAA and international customers, leveraging one of the largest repositories of aviation data to improve the capabilities, safety, and efficiency of the aviation system.

The candidate will be responsible for supporting a team of more senior AI/ML staff and Data Scientists in the following tasks:

  • Leveraging AI/ML techniques and solutions to identify complex patterns for predicting safety hazards

  • Increasing the efficiency and quality of the vulnerability discovery process by tightly integrating automated processes, AI/ML techniques and human SME/analyst expertise

  • Develop and prototype AI algorithms and software tools.

  • Enhance and maintain current analysis tools, including automation of current processes using AI/ML algorithms.

  • Conduct quantitative data analysis using a variety of datasets, including developing retrieval, processing, fusion, analysis, and visualization of various datasets

  • Develop techniques that make use of both digital flight data, text-based safety reporting, and a variety of other aviation data sets both in a silo and in a fused environment to identify potential safety vulnerabilities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related fields

  • Hands-on Software Development Skills (Python-Preferred)

  • Experience or educational courses/projects in Machine Learning, and/or Text Mining Algorithms.

  • Ability to work closely with Domain experts to develop tools/algorithms needed to answer research questions in their studies

  • Excellent Communication Skills (with the abilty to explain developed tools and ML algorithms to a non-technical audience)

  • Ability to formulate operational problems in aviation domain as technical problems that allows for reuse of leading research in the area.

  • Proven ability to work independently to learn new technologies, techniques, processes, languages, platforms, systems

  • Strong analytic, inferencing, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills

  • Self-starter with ability to work both independently and with a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 to 2 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with Deep Learning Frameworks such as Keras, Tensorflow, PyTorch,Mxnet etc. Ability to apply these frameworks to real problems in the 'time -series' domain

  • Experience with interpretability of deep learning models

  • Big Data Skills (Hadoop, Spark, recent deep learning platforms)

  • Visualizations/Web Development Skills (e.g. Tableau, MEAN stack - MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, NodeJS).

  • Practical experience with statistical analysis

  • Experience with text mining tools and techniques including in areas of summarization , search (e.g. ELK Stack) , entity extraction, training set generation (e.g. Snorkel) and anomaly detection

  • Expert software development skills lifecycle including developing and maintain good production quality code

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