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AI/ML Engineer

Date: Nov 8, 2022

Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ is seeking multiple experienced AI/ML Engineers to support the development of new C5ISR technology systems at our customer site in Fort Belvoir, VA. The selected applicants will be responsible for the following:


  • Provide technical leadership and coordination of all aspects of the image and data processing and exploitation and AI/ML algorithms generation and implementation on a wide range of imaging sensors to include EO-IR, Hyperspectral, SAR, LIDAR and LLL imaging.
  • Research and incorporate latest AIML advancements into lab efforts. Assess model architectures and strategies from vendors and academia.
  • Improve our in-house AiTR baseline algorithm to be competitive. Including designing and implementing different multi-band fusion schemes.
  • Perform vendor AiTR evaluations as the lab receives new vendor algorithms.
  • Improve AiTR training and evaluation techniques and pipelines.
  • Track and coordinate all required annual program certifications and training.
  • Work with machine learning (ML) applications, developing models and software, familiarity with data structures, data and image analytics algorithms, computability, data complexity and computer architectures.
  • Continue to form robust and fair training sets and sequestered test sets as needed.
  • Analyze and trade various machine learning approaches, develop new algorithms tools, perform and manage end to end design and SW implementation and work with a team of various backgrounds and skills.
  • Perform/support AI, ML, and/or AiTR research not strictly related to our programs.


To Land This Job, You Need:

  • MS degree in Data Science, Machine Learning, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or applicable engineering or science field
  • Knowledge of AiTR system components (e.g., metadata contextual information, real-time object tracking, human systems interface).
  • 5-10 years’ experience designing, developing and implementing AI/ML algorithms to include 2D and 3D image mensuration and Overlay onto 3D Digital Maps, multispectral image fusion, Foveated smart imagery, scene change detection, facial intent, data labeling, semantic understanding and classification of dynamic scene and posing intent.
  • Knowledge in Deep Learning, Classical ML, and Computer Vision.
  • Experience/expertise designing, developing and implementing NN (Neural Networks), CNN (Convolutional Neural Networks), SVM (Support Vector Machines).
  • Experience in training, testing, and deploying ML models, especially for Computer Vision applications.
  • Experience/expertise with ML libraries/tools (e.g., scikit-learn, Theano, H2O, TensorFlow, YOLO, Shogun).
  • Experience/expertise with various programming/scripting languages and environments (e.g., C, C++, C#/.NET, Python, Anaconda, XML, Java, Open CV, SQL, Hadoop).
  • Experience/expertise applying mathematic principles via scientific computing solutions (e.g., NumPy, SciPy, MatPlotLib, MATLAB).
  • Experience leading technical teams and supervising highly technical staff.


Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

DOD Secret or Higher



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QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.