1671: Principal or Lead Research Engineer/Scientist

Open Job Announcement: Principal Research Engineer – Machine Learning

September 2016

SSCI is looking to fill a Principal or Lead Research Engineer/Scientist position in the area of Machine Learning. The successful applicant will be responsible for advanced concepts and technology development in research and development programs relating to intelligent systems and manned-unmanned systems collaboration. This position requires U.S. Citizenship and eligibility for U.S. Dept. of Defense Security Clearance.

Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) is a leading developer of advanced technologies for navigation, mission planning and autonomy systems for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in the metro-Boston area, SSCI has built a reputation for delivering high quality and mission-relevant technology solutions. SSCI is among the Top 20 companies in highly competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. SSCI’s clients and teaming partners include all major branches of the U.S Department of Defense, NASA, and many of the leading prime contractors.

Job Title Principal or Lead Research Engineer/ScientistJob Code SSCI 1671
Level PhD in EE, CS or related field, with demonstrated experience in machine learning and 5+ years (post-PhD) progressive technology development and leadership experience in machine learning, AI, computer vision and/or data science
Location Woburn, MA
  • Develop advanced concepts in Machine Learning  with a focus on autonomous system applications in areas including computer vision, autonomy and mission planning
  • Develop competitive advanced technology proposals and follow-on programs for R+D customers, including DARPA, ONR, AFRL, ARL, NASA, other Gov’t agencies & Industry primes
  • Lead execution of advanced technology R+D programs in Principal Investigator role
  • Support other company initiatives and programs in a Subject Matter Expert role
  • Support company marketing and business development via technical briefings, publications, conferences and professional outreach activities
Required Skills/Experience
  • Holistic knowledge of machine learning and established background in areas such as AI, statistics, pattern recognition and/or decision theory
  • Demonstrated successes in winning proposals and developing innovative solutions Demonstrated ability to collaborate with subject matter experts across domains
  • Demonstrated ability to interact independently with R+D customers as PI or SME
  • Demonstrated small team leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Desired Skills/Experience
  • Knowledge in DoD autonomous vehicle operations
  • Program management experience
Compensation Salary is competitive with market rates, with annual bonus awards based on company and individual performance. SSCI offers a generous benefits package, which includes an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Bonus Plan, 401K, and Health / Life / Disability Insurance.
Notes US Citizenship and eligibility for DoD Security Clearance are required for this position.


Please email your applications to ssci‐1671@ssci.com.   Include the Job Code 1671 (use Subject Line) and at least three (3) references with your correspondence for prompt consideration.

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