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Machine Learning Analyst

Company: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Location: Laurel
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:


Do you have demonstrated machine learning experience and want to apply that experience to solving a wide variety of complex problems in this rapidly evolving field?
Do you thrive in a collaborative research environment, working alongside an energetic, multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers?
Are you ready to help the US secure and maintain leadership in the development and fielding of AI/ML algorithms for non-kinetic defense systems?

If so, we 're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL!

We are seeking a highly motivated Researcher who will contribute to all phases of the machine learning algorithm development process. You will be joining a team of engineers and scientists who are at the forefront of APL's mission to provide innovative solutions to critical challenges.

As a Machine Learing Analyst ...

  • You will research, implement and analyze prototype algorithms for various machine learning tasks quantify and document the performance capabilities and limitations of algorithms for specific tasks, as well as provide metrics of robustness and confidence in specific approaches.
  • You will interact with various data types, formats, and structures for algorithm training and testing perform any data cleaning, normalization, or manipulation as needed.
  • You will create effective visualizations and documentation to explain complex topics to a variety of audiences.

    You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
    • Hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics, Statistics, or a related field.
    • Have at least three years of relevant experience in the machine learning and data science fields or another related field.
    • Are fluent in Python with the ability to translate mathematical concepts into well-documented and efficient code.
    • Have experience developing AI/ML research prototypes in code, using one or more of scikit-learn, Tensorflow, PyTorch, or similar machine learning frameworks in Python.
    • Have knowledge of classification, clustering, deep learning, or decision making algorithms.
    • Can effectively communicate ideas and results.
    • Have demonstrated experience in working with version control software like Git.
    • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Secret level clearance . If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship
    • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.
      You 'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...
      • Have a Master 's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics, or a related field.
      • Have at least four years of experience in designing and implementing AI/ML algorithms for a variety of datasets.
      • Are competent in a wide variety of programming languages, including C++, Python, and Java, on both Linux and Windows platforms.
      • Have familiarity with advanced language features such as object-oriented programming is a plus.
      • Have experience using high-performance computing structures like GPUs and CPU clusters.
      • Have work experience with classification, clustering, deep learning, decision making algorithms, or AI explainability.
        Why work at APL?

        The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

        At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at .

        About Us

        APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Only by ensuring that everyone's voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

Keywords: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Baltimore , Machine Learning Analyst, Professions , Laurel, Maryland

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