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Arlington, Virginia Leidos
Description Job Description The Leidos Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Accelerator is seeking a Chief Scientist in AIML for a senior technical leadership position. The Chief Scientist will work with the Director of AIML within the Office of Technology (OoT, and across Leidos to accelerate innovation by developing and refining strategy, directing major activities and programs, and representing Leidos within the broader AIML community. POSITION SUMMARY The Chief Scientist in AIML will lead the formulation and execution of an ambitious research agenda that delivers key capabilities to our customers and markets. In collaboration with senior leaders, heshe will refine and expand a Leidos Enterprise strategy in AIML that supports our markets in Health, Civil, Defense, and Intelligence. Heshe will help define and prioritize millions of dollars of internal Leidos investment in AIML, leading a deep and talented team of scientists and engineers as they design and execute ambitious projects aligned with that strategy. Heshe will play a principal role in pursuing, capturing, and executing major new contract RD opportunities with customers like DARPA, IARPA, AFRL, ARL, and NRO. Heshe will provide AIML thought leadership within Leidos, to our customers, and throughout the broader ML community. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES - Expand and enhance AI and ML strategy for a 10B+ Fortune 500 company with major markets in Defense, Intelligence, Civil, and Health. - Design and articulate an AIML research agenda that is consistent with that strategy and supports a large pipeline of opportunities for which these technologies are critical. - Develop a broad set of creative and innovative RD concepts that address major and emerging AIML challenges and advance the state of the art in key areas of strategic importance to Leidos. Work with potential sponsors (internal andor external) to secure funding for new research efforts based on those concepts. -Provide senior technical direction to a team of 25+ Ph. D.-level AIML researchers within the LInC and informally to a larger community from across Leidos working on internally and externally funded RD programs in AI and ML. -Serve as a key technical expert on AIML within Leidos and across the community, including Supporting major captures across all business areas by identifying opportunities to leverage AIML as part of an overall solution that delivers value to the customer, working with solution architects to design the AIML components that deliver that value, and reviewing proposals to ensure that they are effective and compelling. Advising C-suite and Leidos business areas leaders on a broad range of technology, strategy, and policy issues associated with AI and ML. Serving as a Leidos Technical Fellow, providing SME expertise across Leidos as part of the Leidos community of senior technical leaders. Representing Leidos as a member of external advisory groups in ML, AI and related areas. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS -Advanced degree (Ph.D highly desired) in computer science or a related discipline, such as statistics or applied mathematics. -10+ years of technical leadership as Program Manager or Principal Investigator for major AIML programs in industry, academia, or government. -National international reputation in one or more subfields of ML or AI, including Computer Vision Pattern Recognition Predictive Modeling and Decision Support Computational LinguisticsNatural Language Processing Speech ProcessingASR Machine Translation Adversarial ML AI Assurance Explainable AI Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Graph ProcessingGraph Analytics. -Thorough knowledge and understanding of many areas of Machine Learning, including Deep Learning. -Extensive record of widely cited publications in peer-reviewed conferences and journals. -Ability to communicate effectively about ML with a broad range of audiences, from internal leaders to external customers and from sophisticated ML researchers to those with little or no relevant background. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -TSSCI preferred. The ability to obtain a TSSCI clearance is strongly preferred. -Experience as a government Program Manager in a relevant RD organization that supports AIML research (DARPAIARPAAFRLNSF) or as a Principal Investigator executing research on major programs for such customers. -Hands-on experience with a broad range of deep learning tools (e.g., TensorFlow, Spark, Theano, PyTorch, Scikit-learn, Keras, Caffe, Nvidia Digits) and collaboration environments (e.g. Jupyter notebooks, PyCharm) -Extensive experience with many of the following approaches Deep Learning (CNNs, RCNNs, LSTMs), GANs, Autoencoders, Reinforcement Learning, Siamese Networks, Regression, SVMs, HMMs, CRFs, LDA -Experience in designing solutions that optimize ML performance by through advanced HW and software techniques. External Referral Bonus Eligible Potential for Telework No Clearance Level Required None Travel Yes, 10 of the time Scheduled Weekly Hours 40 Shift Day Requisition Category Professional Job Family Data Scientist Leidos is a Fortune 500Registered information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately 10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit http . Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here https . Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to mailto . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.