Machine Learning Engineer - Reinforcement Learning

Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

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STR is applying state-of-the-art autonomy algorithms to complex, real-world problems where traditional methods are insufficient. As a Machine Learning Engineer – Reinforcement Learning, you will create, implement, and evaluate state-of-the-art reinforcement learning algorithms to solve a diverse set of autonomy problems, including strategic command and control, small platform navigation, and multi-platform swarm control. In this role, you will be responsible for working within a small team setting to develop novel algorithms, create software infrastructure to build training environments, train agents, and deploy solutions to customer systems. You will work with our customers to understand requirements, develop innovative solutions and present those solutions to technical and non-technical audiences.


  • BS or similar in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Understanding and experience in technical areas related to Reinforcement Learning, Machine Learning or Controls
  • Experience with Python
  • Demonstrated experience creating control policies using RL, ML or Controls
  • Comfortable communicating technical ideas to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work well in a team environment

Even Better:

  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Previous experience with robotics systems and/or applying autonomy algorithms to real-world problems
  • Experience with C++, CUDA and/or C#
  • Familiarity with NVIDIA Jetson processors
  • Experience using commercial game engines

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!

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are 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.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws

Job tags: Engineering Machine Learning ML Python Research Robotics Security
Job region(s): North America
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