Machine Learning/Computer Vision Scientist

Job Description
BAE Systems is looking for a Machine Learning/Computer Vision Scientist to join our Video, Image, and Spectral Exploitation (VISX) directorate. In this role, you will participate in cutting-edge image and video exploitation research impacting real-world problems to keep our country safe!

Who we are:
The BAE Systems' VISX directorate is a leading multidisciplinary R&D department dedicated to meeting critical U.S. military needs. VISX is the video and image processing R&D engine for all of BAE Systems North America, yet it runs more like a boutique firm. It's the best of both worlds--combining a small-company feel, in a research laboratory setting, with access to a large company's technology transition paths, customer base, and other resources. VISX executes a variety of scientific and engineering R&D efforts for the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. Join us in making a direct real-world impact through tackling amazing R&D challenges in the following technology areas:

  • Automatic Target Recognition (ATR)
  • Multimodal image processing and fusion (e.g., EO, IR, SAR)
  • Target signature generation, modeling and simulation
  • Object detection, tracking and classification
  • EO, IR, SAR, and Hyperspectral phenomenology
  • Registration and stabilization of signals and imagery from multiple modalities
  • Vehicle, missile, and artillery mission understanding
What we offer:
  • Exciting video and image exploitation research
  • Exceptional teammates and mentors
  • Opportunities to learn and grow
  • A fun workplace, excellent benefits, and every other Friday off
Who you are:
We are looking for a researcher/scientist to develop advanced video, image, and spectral exploitation algorithms through the application of cutting-edge machine learning and statistical signal processing methods. As part of a team of researchers, software, and systems engineers, you will research solutions developed in-house or published in scientific literature, create prototypes (typically in MATLAB or Python), participate in design reviews, and support demonstration and transition of new technology from R&D to BAE Systems' business areas and customers. You have solid written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Your contributions will help develop new and existing customer relationships at DARPA, Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Intelligence Community (IC) in areas relating to ATR and other video/image exploitation applications. Additionally you may:
  • Design, develop, execute, and implement research projects involving complex sub-systems
  • Participate in external project interactions with customers, other companies, and academic institutions
  • Provide technical reporting, documentation, and support briefing customers on technical concepts
  • Author/co-author external publications (conference papers/presentations, journal articles, and books)
  • Generate ideas for potential proposals and support writing technical sections of proposals
This position will be based out of our Durham, NC facility, though it will require collaboration with staff across our business areas and facilities. Some travel required.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
Bachelor's degree with 4 years of professional research experience, Master's degree with 2 years, or Doctorate with research experience is required.

Technically knowledgeable in one or more of the following domain areas:
  • Machine learning
  • Computer vision
  • Automatic target recognition
  • Video, image, or spectral exploitation
  • Navigation
Experience with software prototype development tools such as MATLAB or Python

Eligible for a SECRET clearance

Preferred Skills and Education
Preferred Education: MS or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field

Capability in the following areas is also desirable:
  • Software engineering with OOP paradigms, e.g. C++ or Java
  • Experience with common deep learning frameworks, e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch
  • Parallel computing and algorithm acceleration or optimization, e.g. CUDA, OpenCL
Record of publications will be viewed favorably

Active TOP SECRET/SCI clearance

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.

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