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Data Science Engineer

Company: Leidos
Location: Reston
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description Job Description:We are seeking a motivated and talented data science engineer to join our data science team and participate in the research and development of advanced capabilities to push the limits of what is possible with regards to automated security solutions. You will be involved in the research and development of computer vision, image processing, machine learning, and other algorithms leveraging sensor data to advance the capabilities of our real-time airport personnel and baggage scanning products. You will be developing new capabilities and intellectual property including (but not limited to) the detection of prohibited concealed items on passengers or in their baggage.Primary Responsibilities

  • Contribute to a team that is pushing the envelope in object detection and image processing capabilities to improve the overall state of real-time decision processes in security screening systems fielded across the world
  • Hands on research and development of deep learning models, object detection, image processing, and scene segmentation algorithms.
  • Implement proof of concept and production quality computer vision and machine learning methods, algorithms and models; primarily for detecting threat objects in 3-d volumetric x-ray data.
  • Assist with the development of new models and algorithms to improve the detection performance for challenging threats
  • Analyze data, make recommendations, write technical reports, whitepapers, and support the IP filing process.
  • Perform Data Science process tasks such as data exploration, feature extraction, data visualization, model development, and platform optimization.
  • Interface with the algorithms team to transition novel capabilities into production.
  • May require occasional travel (5%), domestic or internationalBasic Qualifications
    • BS/MS -in computer science/engineering in a related subject such as data science, computer vision, machine learning or AI and 4 years of relevant experience
    • 3 years image processing experience (filtering, segmentation, edge detection, object detection)
    • 3 years machine learning classifier development experience
    • 3 years Python or C++ software development in a product development environment
    • Experience designing machine learning algorithms, including creating software for data loading, training, and inference for novel machine learning architectures
    • Experience with product quality software development including profiling and optimizing real-time algorithm runtime
    • Must have positive, team focused attitude and approach to work tasks.
    • Strong math, analytical and communication skills.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a US secret security clearance, which requires US Citizenship. We are unable to sponsor visas for this position and require applicants to be either a US citizen or a permanent resident (Green Card holder)Preferred Qualifications
      • PhD -in computer science/engineering in a related subject such as computer vision, machine learning or AI
      • 2 years experience developing deep learning computer vision algorithms using CNNs, Transformers, Single and Two-stage detectors
      • Experience with Python and R
      • Strong understanding of statistical pattern recognition and classification.
      • Basic knowledge of the electromagnetic spectrum and related technologies.
      • Experience with Windows and Linux development environments including writing Perl and shell scripts
      • Current US secret security clearancesdasPay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00#Remote

Keywords: Leidos, Reston , Data Science Engineer, Engineering , Reston, Virginia

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