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Carnegie Mellon University Senior Machine Learning Researcher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Description What We Do: The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Our core purpose is to help organizations improve software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time. Position Summary: The SEI’s Tactical and AI-Enabled Systems (TAS) initiative researches state-of-the-art technologies and builds advanced prototypes using these technologies to support small units operating in difficult environments that are often disconnected from enterprise computing infrastructure. In addition, TAS researches and develops software engineering principles and practices for development, deployment, and sustainment of AI/ML systems. We are seeking a Senior Machine Learning Researcher to conduct applied research in the field of software engineering for AI/ML systems, work with researchers and software engineers to mature and prototype technologies, and transition technologies to DoD, government, and industry organizations. This is an excellent opportunity to work with leading researchers and faculty at a truly world-class institution. You will co-author papers and research proposals, execute studies, and present findings to DoD sponsors and at academic conferences. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with world-renowned researchers/engineers at the SEI, Carnegie Mellon University, and other universities and R&D centers. If you are a Researcher passionate about improving the ability to deliver high quality, production-ready AI/ML systems, and you are committed to researching new ideas to bring innovation to DoD and government, then this is the position for you. Requirements: * MS or higher in computer science, machine learning, statistics, or related discipline with eight (8) years of experience or equivalent combination of training or experience; OR PhD in computer science or related discipline with five (5) years of experience or equivalent combination of training or experience; PhD strongly preferred. * Willingness to travel to various locations to support the SEI’s overall mission. This includes within the SEI and CMU community, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings on occasion. * You will be subject to a background check and will need to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Expertise developing and presenting research proposals * Expertise implementing and applying machine learning techniques to different data sets * Deep knowledge of at least one deep learning framework (e.g., TensorFlow, Caffe) * Deep knowledge of at least one mathematical/statistical programming package (e.g., python numpy/scipy/pandas, R, MATLAB) * Excellent analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills * Ability to work in small teams with a variety of technical and organizational skills * Superb communication skills (oral and written) Desired Experience: * Two or more (2+) years of experience in system/software architecture and development for machine learning or data analytics. * Experience with specific methods listed above and/or evidence that you can learn * Experience deploying systems that contain AI/ML components into production environments (i.e., getting AI/ML models out of the lab and into real systems) is a plus . More Information: Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/. Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Statement of Assurance: https://www.cmu.edu/policies/administrative-and-governance/statement-of-assurance.html Job Function: Artifical Intelligence / Machine Learning Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh Req ID: 2016117 Time Type: Full Time Minimum Education Level: Master's Degree
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