Lead AI/ML Software Engineer

Beavercreek, Ohio

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Riverside Research is seeking a Lead AI/ML Software Engineer to support existing contracts to advise and prototype automation solutions to NASIC’s most difficult S&TI problems.  This position is located in our Beavercreek, Ohio office. All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship. This position does not require a clearance to start, but candidates will be required (and must be eligible) to obtain clearances up to Top-Secret / SCI.

As a highly valued and sought-after Riverside Research employee, you will be part of a highly skilled and integrated team that analyzes intelligence data to discover opportunities for automated solutions. Through this DoD mission-critical work, you will assess customer systems and processes and advise on opportunities to insert intelligent automation and artificial intelligent/machine learning (AI/ML) techniques to reduce the burden of low cognition tasks on the analyst. You will lead all software efforts for the team by managing the current code base and working with team members to delivery software that upholds the highest standard of software best practices. Additionally, you will lead efforts to advance our MLOps environment to transition and sustain ML models.

Ideal candidates have exposure to or proficiency in end-to-end development and deployment of machine learning models, to include processes such as Python/TensorFlow AI/ML model training and best practices.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead DevOps duties including integration of software, managing software baselines, creating regression tests, and configuration management
  • Refactoring AI/ML prototype and research code to follow software development best practices
  • Work with AI/ML engineers to implement algorithms and systems in an efficient way
  • Create multipurpose code libraries for general use across multiple projects
  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code
  • Participate in a multi-disciplinary, experienced, energetic team on a rapid development schedule
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field
  • 3+ years’ work experience in software development
  • Proficient with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Python, Java, C/C++
  • Experience with Python-based end-to-end AI/ML model development lifecycle using a recent deep learning platform (TensorFlow preferred)

Proficient in collaborative Office 365 tools such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Self-driven, strong analytic, inferencing, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Communicates highly technical results and methods clearly and succinctly
  • Collaborative team member with the highest integrity and moral compass


Desired Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Security Clearance; must be capable of acquiring at least Top Secret / SCI
  • Doctorate or Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field
  • Proficient with Python-based end-to-end AI/ML model development lifecycle using a recent deep learning platform (TensorFlow preferred)
  • Agile software development experience/certifications 
  • Technical project management and oversight experience 
  • Experience with developing and managing relational databases (i.e. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Experience with one or more of the following: GPU/parallel processing (i.e. CUDA), classification, pattern recognition, anomaly detection, pose estimation, or similar
  • Experience with DoD intelligence production processes and workflows

Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

Riverside Research remains committed to the safety of our employees and customers.  Under Executive Order 14042, effective January 4, 2022, all Riverside Research employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Fully vaccinated means at least two weeks after the final shot in the required timing and dosage. Riverside Research will grant reasonable accommodation to those where a medical or religious exemption has been approved by the company.  Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022, unless an approved accommodation has been granted by Riverside Research.  All new hires starting after January 4, 2022 must be fully vaccinated by their start date.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

Our EEO Policy
Riverside Research is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability/veteran, status as a protected veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

If you need assistance at any time in our application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at 937-427-7074 or email HR@RiversideResearch.org. A member of the HR team will be available to assist.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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