Lead AI Data Scientist

Location: Lorton, VA
Job Code: 1669
# of Openings: 1


Who Are We?

QinetiQ Inc. is an innovative C5ISR Systems and Technology leader. Our company is built on a foundation of advanced technology, systems engineering, rapid prototyping, and improved operational sensing. We work with the latest technological developments in government, industry, and academia, leveraging that knowledge to rapidly advance the state of the art, combining cutting edge sensor technology with innovative research in fields such as sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR). 

We are a world-class team of professionals that build Ground Systems, Solider Systems, Airborne Sensing and Processing Technologies and Integrated C2 solutions.  Our customers are always our number one priority and our mission is to empower and protect American Warfighters and Security Forces!


Your Contribution to Our Mission:

  • QinetiQ Inc is seeking an experienced Lead Data Scientist with extensive knowledge in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to lead a team of scientists and engineers in developing a set of next generation AI solutions to support the Warfighter effort.
  • Providing expertise and hands on experience related to algorithm development applicable to image and signal processing, Aided Target Recognition (AiTR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML).

Essential job Functions and Duties:

  • Responsible for conceptualizing and developing a set of next generation AI solutions around analytics and automation that can be deployed across our customers in different industries

  • Managing and mentoring a team of data scientists and modelers who would work directly/indirectly for developing these platforms/solutions

  • Bringing expertise with different types of algorithms and modeling processes

  • Interface with our customers and evangelize Artificial Intelligence

  • Get involved in commercial discussions around implementing AI solutions for customers

  • Create thought leadership

  • Experience with modeling software (R, Python, SPSS, SAS)

  • Experience in Machine learning techniques

  • Experience with visualization software (Tableau, Spotfire, Qlikview)

  • Has been a part of developing at least one AI platform in any industry

  • Ability to scan the market for emerging trends and identifying relevant opportunities

  • Ability to work and lead in an entrepreneurial environment with minimal supervision

  • Experience working with remote and global teams

  • Experience with technology services and/or technology product companies will be preferred

  • Develop and maintain high quality C/C++ and Python code under Linux for general purpose PCs and embedded hardware platforms. Test and debug software on autonomous research vehicle prototypes

  • Plan and execute complex and challenging technical projects

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and consistently demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and with cross-functional global teams

  • Maintain state-of-the-art technical expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning and software programming. Generate intellectual property

  • Expert-level knowledge in learning algorithms such as inverse reinforcement learning, deep reinforcement learning and probabilistic inference for decision support systems

  • Knowledge and hands-on expertise in deep neural network topologies such as convolutional nets, recurrent nets, RBMs, causal reasoning, probabilistic programming

  • Strong software development skills in C/C++ under Linux environments with a proven ability to deliver high quality software coding on time

  • Mathematically minded with experience in manipulating high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources to highlight patterns, anomalies, relationships and trends with machine learning techniques

  • Develop requirements and evaluation methods for artificial intelligence technologies and benchmark vendor technologies

  • Experience in algorithm development, prototype system development and prototype software implementation on hardware platforms

  • Effective verbal/written communication along with strong interpersonal skills. Team player

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, or a similar field

  • 10+ years of professional experience


Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

DOD Secret


Why QinetiQ Inc.?

  • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement. 
  • We only hire the best!  No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.
  • We have fun!  We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.
  • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.  We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.


No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand.  That is why we have made the application process easy.  We promise.  This will be simple.



If because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to staffing@us.qinetiq.com or call (540) 658-2720 Opt 4 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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

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