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Data Scientist/Machine Learning Researcher - Arlington, VA 

Category Engineering  
Description

STR is a privately-owned, rapidly growing business focused on research and development (R&D) for the defense and intelligence communities. STR has approximately 200 employees at sites in Woburn, MA, Dayton, OH and Arlington, VA. We are a nationally recognized leader in research areas including data analytics, sensors and signal processing, electronic warfare, cyber, video and image understanding, command and control, and precision navigation. Several programs have transitioned advanced technology to military and intelligence users. While our primary focus is on serving US Government customers, we are pursuing commercial applications as well.

Job Description:

  • Develop tools and techniques for characterizing the statistical structure of very large, multi-modal data sets, which can be applied to problems in graph analytics, text analytics, activity-based intelligence, and discovery of patterns of life.
  • Implement advanced machine learning algorithms using probabilistic graphical models to estimate the states and evolution of dynamical systems
  • Collaborate within a multi-disciplinary team to research new data exploitation and machine learning algorithms and system concepts
  • Interact with military and intelligence users to identify and implement mission-centric technical capabilities
  • Transition and integrate software solutions in larger military and intelligence systems
  • Position may involve travel to customer meetings and/or data collections and experiments
 
Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • US citizenship is required, must have an active TS//SCI clearance with a full scope Polygraph
  • Must be able to work on site in the Arlington, VA area
  • PhD, MS, or BS degree with relevant experience in computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, physics, or related technical discipline
  • Strong scientific programming skills in Python, Java, MATLAB, and/or C/C++
  • Ability to rapidly prototype new algorithm concepts and ideas and make insightful decisions on research directions to enhance system performance
  • Ability to translate customer requirements into focused technical activities
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to describe complex concepts to fellow researchers as well as to non-technical audiences
  • Level of experience is flexible

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 appassist@stresearch.com and provide your name, phone number and email address.

US Citizenship is required for all positions.
 

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