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Machine Learning Engineer - Pipeline Requisition

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:

Machine Learning Engineer - Pipeline Requisition

Location

Simi Valley, CA

Employment type

Regular - Full Time

ID

1727

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This is a pipeline requisition posted in advance of approved headcount for future hiring needs of Machine Learning Engineers.

AeroVironment Machine Learning Engineers have the opportunity to lead engineering development and work with our R&D Group to develop a variety of innovative capabilities - computer vision detection, classification, localization, and tracking solutions for defense and commercial applications. These development efforts will generally be small focused design teams, which will require a Machine Learning Engineer to use a range of skills and tools across traditional engineering, computer science, and mathematical disciplines including computer vision, machine learning, optimization, deep convolutional neural networks, and visual tracking. This position will work on, and lead, a variety of stages of development including requirements definition, concept design, prototyping, detailed design, test and evaluation, and validation and verification testing.

Position Responsibilities

Leads development of computer vision & machine learning algorithms capable of detection, classifying, localizing & tracking objects-of-interest from a group 1 UAV, using the existing gimballed camera payload

Writes Hand test software to Lead integration of autonomy algorithms into aircraft (such as autopilots, payloads, or other functional components) or other robotic systems

Explores and visualizes data to gain an understanding of it, then identifying differences in data distribution that could affect

Implements Machine Learning systems and validate designs through a series of purpose-designed experiments

Creates objectives & develop models that help to achieve them, along with metrics to track progress

Performs design and analysis tasks using AeroVironment and industry developed tools

Leads Analysis of ML algorithms to solve a given problem and ranking them by success probability

Performance when deploying the model in the real world; Verifying data quality, and/or ensure it via data cleaning

Supervises the data acquisition process if more data is needed; Finds available datasets online that could be used for training

Understands the preprocessing feature based engineering to be done on a given dataset; Training models and tuning their hyper-parameters

Analyzes the errors of the model and designing strategies to overcome them. Deploy models to production; Study and transform data science prototypes

Researches and implemenst appropriate ML algorithms and tools

Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel

Special Requirements

U.S. Citizenship required. Must be willing to work on government contracts and the ability to obtain a security clearance

We are pipelining for Engineers with various level of experience:

Machine Learning Engineer III with a minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience

Sr. Machine Learning Engineer with a minimum of 8+ years of relevant experience

Sr. Staff Machine Learning Engineer with a minimum of 12+ years of relevant experience

Basic Qualifications

BS Degree in Computer Vision and Machine Learning is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience - with qualifications in any of the following fields: Mathematics, Optimization, Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering

Familiarity with C/C++ and Matlab required

Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex systems

Familiarity with office software and computer-based productivity tools

Advanced degree is preferred

Other matrixed skills include:

Proficiency with a deep learning framework such as TensorFlow or Keras

Proficiency with Python and basic libraries for machine learning such as scikit-learn and pandas

Expertise in visualizing and manipulating big datasets

Proficiency with OpenCV

Familiarity with Linux

Ability to select hardware to run an ML model with the required latency

Computational statistics

Mathematical optimization

Data mining

Exploratory data analysis

Predictive analytics

Note: Our team is always interested in speaking with exceptional Machine Learning Engineers though please note this is a Pipeline posting with more of an eye towards our future needs rather than necessarily being an immediate hire. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

ITAR Requirement:

This position requires the use of information which is subject to compliance with International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR). To conform to U.S. Government export regulations/ITAR, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. Some positions due to U.S. Government contract requirements will require current U.S. Citizenship.

Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: http://www.avinc.com/myavbenefits.

We also encourage you to review our company website at http://www.avinc.com to learn more about us.

Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

Who We Are

Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC.

Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

What We Do

Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may appy.

To view our CCPA Privacy Policy click here: https://www.avinc.com/legal/ccpa-privacy-policy

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