Scientific Research/Analysis Manager

Perspecta Inc. Basking Ridge , NJ 07920

Posted 4 weeks ago

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Perspecta Labs

Perspecta Labs generates transformative applied research to fuel solutions for our customers' unique challenges. We are a self-sustaining research center within Perspecta that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, analytics and cyber security.


Perspecta Labs delivers world class cyber research and engineering to government agencies, telecom carriers, utilities, and commercial enterprises. Drawing on its Bell Labs heritage, Perspecta Labs excels at creating innovative technologies and services to solve the most difficult and complex problems, shaping the state of the art in government and commercial cyber security. We take pride in our ability to deliver cutting-edge research solutions that solve our customers' hardest problems.

We are looking for a candidate with a history of successfully managing research teams and a strong background in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for a full-time managerial position in our Machine Learning and Data Analytics department. The candidate will a group of researchers working on basic and applied research, as well as conception and development of prototypes, in various areas of AI/ML, data analytics, big data, and related areas. The candidate will be responsible for technical and people management, as well as business development and proposal writing.

Note: Although this position is listed as being located in Basking Ridge NJ, candidates may also choose to be located in our Silver Spring, MD office.


Requires BA/BS with 10 years of experience with at least 4 years of management level responsibility. Incumbent has specialized knowledge in at least one area of expertise and a general knowledge in 1-2 other areas.

A successful candidate will have a broad background across multiple technology areas, including AI/ML and its applications to areas including but not limited to cyber security, autonomy, visual analytics, text analytics, networking, and so on. This person will be responsible for leading technical execution of programs, identifying funding opportunities, meeting with customers, shaping programs, and writing or participating in proposal efforts.

Additional requirements include:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science/Engineering or related area.

  • Strong research background in machine learning/artificial intelligence and its applications to Government customers' areas of research, such as robust and adversarial AI/ML, advantage in cyber operations, confidence in the information domain, resilient and adaptable systems, mosaic technologies, and related areas.

  • Experience in business development and writing winning proposals for R&D opportunities with DoD/IC/other Government customers, such as DARPA, IARPA, ARL, AFRL, etc.

  • Experience in leading DARPA or similar projects as Principal Investigator.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability and desire to quickly acquire knowledge of new subject matter areas.

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector-from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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Scientific Research/Analysis Manager

Perspecta Inc.