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Machine Learning Researcher 

Category Engineering  

At Systems & Technology Research (STR), we harness the power of technology to solve challenging national security problems. Our nation's military and intelligence services employ advanced technologies at all echelons, from central commands to battlefields, to create strategic and tactical advantage. Our mission is to provide this advantage through the development and delivery of innovative sensors and information processing capabilities. Recent applications include analysis of social media and discovery of activities and patterns of life in massive data sets.

STR is seeking researchers and engineers with a strong background in machine learning to support exciting new projects in the Woburn, MA area. This posting is for one or more full time positions.

Job Description:

  • Develop, implement, and apply advanced statistical machine learning techniques to problems in social media, graph analytics, text analytics, activity-based intelligence, and discovery of patterns of life
  • Work with massive amounts of data collected from diverse sources
  • Collaborate with a team of machine learning researchers and software engineers to develop research prototypes and deployable software systems
  • Adapt state of the art academic research to problems of interest and develop new research concepts
  • Contribute to technical reports, proposals, publications and presentations
Position Requirements


  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and able to obtain a security clearance; an active TS or TS//SCI clearance is a plus
  • A degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, applied mathematics or a related field. Positions available at all levels of academic accomplishment and industry experience.
  • Strong scientific programming skills in Python, JAVA, MATLAB, and/or C++.
  • Familiarity with machine learning software frameworks
  • Knowledge and experience with machine learning theory and application
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to describe complex concepts to fellow researchers as well as to non-technical audiences
  • Publication record is a plus

STR seeks to provide an outstanding work environment for its employees with excellent benefits and competitive compensation. Full-time employees enjoy 401(k), profit sharing, health and welfare benefits, subsidies for training and conference attendance to foster continued learning and development, and a casual yet technically challenging work environment.

STR is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce where all employees, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, neurodiversity, or other personal characteristics, feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their best. We recognize that each employee’s backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are essential for providing our customers with innovative solutions to challenging national security problems. STR’s commitment to attracting, retaining, and engaging talented and diverse professionals is demonstrated by our participation, sponsorship, and support in local and national minority organizations.

Applicants must be US Citizens.

About the Organization Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

We're not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

EOE Statement STR is fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your name, phone number and email address.

US Citizenship is required for all positions.

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