Riverside Research is hiring an

Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Engineer (Clearance Required)

Beavercreek, United States

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.


 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.


Job Number: 1509


Riverside Research is seeking an Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Engineer to support existing contracts to prototype and develop automation solutions to NASIC’s most difficult Scientific & Technical Intelligence problems. As a highly valued and sought-after Riverside Research employee, you will be part of a highly skilled and integrated team that analyzes intelligence data to discover opportunities for automated solutions.

All Riverside Research opportunities require US citizenship.

Job Responsibilities:

AI/ML algorithm development for prototype applications in remote sensing:

    • Develop prototype AI/ML algorithms and associated software tools using Python and the Python/TensorFlow API
    • Train AI/ML models and tune their hyperparameters for a given dataset and algorithm objectives
    • Visualize hyperparameter optimization spaces with Tensorboard for selection of optimal parameters for a given parametric (functional) TensorFlow model

AI/ML dataset generation, curation, and management:

    • Provide customized solutions to data quality control that ensure accurate functional mappings for AI/ML algorithms on complex remote sensing datasets
    • Develop databases / data lakes / data warehouses for organizing both structured and unstructured datasets

AI/ML algorithm R&D:

    • Apply machine learning and general computer vision best practices and methods to analyze and exploit large, complex remote sensing datasets from a variety of remote sensing phenomenology
    • Keep up with the SoTA practices for AI/ML, perform relevant R&D, and implement new and innovative ideas in machine learning and high-performance computing to solve long-standing remote sensing “big-data” exploitation problems

Software development, documentation, and coding best practices:

    • Contribute and adhere to the AI team’s standards for reviewing and unit-testing code, lead or participate in team-wide code reviews, and adhere to standardized documentation practices
    • Utilize Python PEP8 standards

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have minimum of Secret with able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, or related field of study
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in Python-based end-to-end AI/ML model development lifecycle using a recent deep learning platform (TensorFlow preferred)
  • Awareness of version control, branches, merge conflict resolution, and git in general
  • Proficient in collaborative Office 365 tools such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work closely with subject-matter experts to develop tools, algorithms, and datasets needed for developing relevant and useful AI/ML prototype algorithms
  • Self-driven, strong analytic, inferencing, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Communicates highly technical results and methods clearly and succinctly

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MS/PhD) in Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, a Physical Science or Engineering is strongly desired
  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance
  • Experience with DoD intelligence production processes and workflows
  • 3+ years operational experience in radar signal processing analysis, overhead imagery analysis, orbital mechanics, and/or electronic warfare data analysis
  • 2+ years experience using data visualization tools and libraries in Python
  • Visualizations/Web Development Skills (e.g., Tableau, MEAN stack - MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, NodeJS)
  • Experience with large (1 GB +) image data and formats such as HDF5, JSON, GEOTIFF, TFRecords, etc.
  • Experience in development of distributed, web-based systems, service-oriented architectures, front-end user interfaces, and back-end databases are a plus
  • Experience with interpretability of deep learning computer vision models including visualization and reasoning about model latent spaces and activation maps to assess model effectiveness / weaknesses
  • Familiarity in differences of supervised learning vs. unsupervised learning techniques 


Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.

Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.

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