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Machine Learning Scientist I

Battelle Memorial Institute
Atlantic City, NJ
Closing date
May 27, 2023

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Battelle delivers when others can't. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients-whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We are currently seeking a Machine Learning Scientist . This position located in Atlantic City, NJ .

Job Summary

Battelle's Aviation Security Division provides research development test and evaluation services to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL). The qualified candidate for this position will support TSL Independent Test & Evaluation (IT&E) projects associated with machine learning and artificial intelligence.

  • Works with other team members to research and develop tools and techniques to train and test machine learning algorithms.
  • Works with other team members to design, build, modify, and implement software applications that apply machine learning methods.
  • Use machine learning techniques to perform data analysis.
  • Provide engineering support to technical staff including data preparation and labelling, training and evaluation of machine learning algorithms.
  • Develop software tools to automate workflow and tasks such as data preparation and labelling.
  • Follow user requirements and documentation to code, modify and debug programs for assigned projects or functional areas.
  • Applies standard practices to analyze programs and formulate logic, prepare flowcharting, perform coding, and test/debug programs.
  • Prepares and obtains approval of system and programming documentation.
  • Reviews system requirements and processes.
  • Support system testing as needed.

Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Math, Physics or related analytical field or an equivalent combination of education and or experience in a related field.
  • Candidates should have experience in solving problems in computer vision related to object detection, anomaly detection, etc.
  • Background in python and the data science stack (numpy, scikit-learn, etc), and deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, etc.
  • Candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Candidates should be highly motivated and self-starter with a strong desire to learn.
  • Eligibility and willingness to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance and to obtain both TSA and DHS Suitability.
  • Sole US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications
  • Background in x-ray or spectroscopic imaging methods.
  • Familiarity with deep learning explainability and interpretability methods
  • Familiarity with data synthesis using deep learning methods
  • Image analysis using ImageJ and OpenCV
  • Experience in any of the following: Docker, Git
  • Experience in user interface design and implementation
  • Prior laboratory testing experience
  • Prior experience working for TSA or DHS
  • DoD Secret Security Clearance

Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life

We care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.
  • Balance life through a compressed work schedule : Most of our team follows a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off-giving you a dedicated day to accomplish things in your personal life without using vacation time.
  • Take time to recharge : You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.
  • Prioritize wellness : Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.
  • Better together : Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.
  • Build your financial future : Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.
  • Advance your education : Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.
  • Flexible work arrangements : You have options for where you work and when you work.

A Work Environment Where You Succeed

For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity's most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.

You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:
  • Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects
  • Receive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery
  • Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment
  • Nurture and develop the next generation of scientific leaders
  • Give back to and improve our communities

Vaccinations & Safety Protocols

Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients' requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

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