Lead Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Researcher

Arlington, Virginia

Two Six Technologies

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Two Six Technologies is seeking a Lead Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Engineer

Researching and applying cutting edge techniques for extracting Information from an ever-growing data environment is increasingly fundamental for new and emerging National Security capabilities being developed, tested, and deployed by the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and other National Security organizations. Two Six Technologies is seeking an AI/ML technical leader to continue to build and deploy our capabilities to a wide range of mission partners, grow our sponsored research portfolio with DARPA and other research organizations, and cultivate our talented Data Scientists and AI/ML research team. 


  • Guide the development and deployment of novel AI/ML/Data Science methodologies, frameworks, and systems across a variety of data types, applications, and computing environments
  • Advise and mentor research staff who specialize in areas such as Computer Vision (CV), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Signal Processing
  • Set Technical Direction for AI/ML/Data Science R&D project portfolio
  • Supporting relationships with DARPA Program Managers and other customers
  • Communicate methods and results to a variety of stakeholders and customers
  • Identifying new R&D opportunities 
  • Cultivating our AI/ML/Data Science talent team, identifying/hiring new team members and line management of key contributors
  • Support technical inputs for marketing of Two Six Technologies’ AI/ML/Data Science services and capabilities to new and existing Government clients


  • An advanced-year degree (Master’s or PhD) in Mathematics, Computer Science, or related technical domain
  • Past performance as a Principal Investigator or Technical Director on fast-paced, innovation-driven, advanced technology R&D projects for Government clients
  • 10 years of experience developing innovative AI/ML solutions in relevant domains
  • Experience with common machine learning pipelines, model architectures, and metrics
  • Academic and/or industry publications in relevant fields
  • DoD and/or IC domain experience and knowledge

Nice to have:

    • Experience as a Principal Investigator for a DARPA program
    • Experience leading and mentoring research teams and researchers 
    • Experience with agile software development practices
    • Experience leading teams in a rapid prototype environment demonstrating scalable architectures
    • Proven experience overseeing a rapidly growing portfolio of research teams
    • An active security clearance

Two Six Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture, hair type and protective hair styles (e.g., braids, twists, locs and twists)), color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age (40 and over), marital status, disability, genetic information, and protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request reasonable workplace accommodation for any part of our employment process, please send an email to accomodations@twosixtech.com. Information provided will be kept confidential and used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

Additionally, please be advised that this business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices.

EOE, including disability/vets. 


* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey 💰

Tags: Agile Architecture Computer Science Computer Vision Machine Learning Mathematics NLP PhD Pipelines R R&D Research Security

Perks/benefits: Career development

Region: North America
Country: United States
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