AI/ML Engineer (TS/SCI) S with Security Clearance

Aurora, Colorado
Apr 18, 2024
May 01, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Stratagem is now part of ARKA! Find us at . ARKA Group L.P. is an advanced technologies company serving the U.S. military, intelligence community, and commercial space industry delivering next-generation solutions to support the national security space domain. ARKA has a 60-year legacy reaching back to the very beginning of our country's space endeavors. We're a legacy of mission excellence built on ground-breaking technologies. Join the ARKA mission and discover your next career opportunity now! Position Overview: This position is for an AI/ML Engineer looking for new challenging problems. You will support the development of AI/ML algorithms in a multitude of disciplines from object detection/classification, natural language processing, reinforcement learning, and large language models. Additionally, we have a team of excellent researchers and software developers who are eager to mentor and teach their craft. We have multiple positions available and welcome all experience levels! Responsibilities: Our ideal candidate is an AI/ML engineer with experience working in research teams prototyping and developing AI/ML algorithms. This candidate will be joining our team of AI/ML engineers and researchers to apply cutting-edge AI/ML algorithms in a variety of domains to the mission needs of our customers. As an AI/ML Engineer, your responsibilities include: Working as part of a small team consisting of developers and researchers to implement machine learning algorithms to solve a broad set of challenges for our various customers
Analyzing large multi-domain datasets such as images, text, and/or graph data to identify statistically relevant features to build models that provide analysts with actionable data
Using cloud services to train and deploy ML models
Reviewing relevant publications to understand and apply cutting edge concepts to defense and commercial applications
Writing technical documentation supporting code, program capabilities, and user-guides
Required Qualifications: Effective communicator with the ability to write and present technical reports
Experience with Python and any of the following Python data science / machine learning libraries: Pandas, scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Keras, Pytorch
Experience with one or more of the following:
Applying unsupervised and/or supervised machine learning techniques
Applying and/or developing algorithms based in statistical analysis
Analyzing large datasets and building models to perform inference
BS in machine learning, computer science, mathematics, or relevant fields
2+ years of experience developing AI/ML applications, data science, and/or algorithm development
Active TS/SCI clearance
Preferred Qualifications: MS or PhD in machine learning, computer science, mathematics, or relevant fields
Experience leading an interdisciplinary team of researchers and software developers
Experience with any of the following AI/ML domains:
Large Language Models and experience identifying ways to incorporate them into new areas and applications
Object detection algorithms such as YOLO and Faster-RCNN
Natural Language Processing algorithms such as Transformers and RNNs
Applying Transformer-based architectures to domains in other areas outside of NLP such as computer vision
Generative Adversarial Networks and Variational Autoencoders
Reinforcement learning and familiarity with OpenAI Gym, RLlib, and Stable Baselines
Applying clustering algorithms and/or deep neural networks to real life problems
Implementing tracking & fusion and pattern-of-life algorithms
Experience with Machine Learning libraries and frameworks such as Hugging Face and LangChain
Experience with Linux
Familiarity with using AWS cloud computing resources such as EC2, S3, Lambda, etc.
Experience with any of the following additional languages: C++, Java, and/or C#
Experience implementing algorithms on the GPU in Python or C++ using CUDA and other CUDA libraries
Experience with implementing tracking and fusion, and pattern-of-life algorithms
Experience in application deployment, virtualization, and containerization
Experience working with various Remote Sensing datasets (e.g. EO/OPIR/SAR images, passive RF, etc.)
Experience shaping and writing proposals
Pay Range: $86,000 - $200,000 Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience. The application window will close in 60 days for this position. Location: This position is based out of ARKA's nature abundant Aurora, CO campus. Being situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Aurora provides opportunities to enjoy all the beautiful nature that Colorado has to offer, while also being a 20-minute drive from downtown Denver and 15-minutes to the Denver International Airport. What We Offer: Comprehensive medical/vision/dental insurance packages
Company contributions to qualified HSA accounts
401k retirement plan with industry leading company contributions
3 weeks of vacation accrual per year plus time off for sick leave and unscheduled life events
13 paid holidays
Continuing education benefit up to $25k/year for approved programs
Annual bonus program based on company and employee performance
Company paid life insurance, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term disability insurance
4 weeks paid Parental Leave
Employee assistance program (EAP)
EHS/Environmental Requirements: This job operates in a professional office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to use hands to keyboard, communicate, listen to, and interpret instructions and remain stationary for extended periods of the time. This would require the ability to move around the campus and occasionally move/lift items weighing up to 40 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Applicants are invited to apply for a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the job. To apply, send a request to or contact and press 2 for Human Resources. ITC & Security Clearance Requirements: This position requires an active US Government Security Clearance. Visa Restrictions: No visa sponsorship is available for this position. Employment with any of the ARKA Group companies in the US is contingent upon satisfactory completion of several pre-employment requirements to include a credit check, background check and drug screen. ARKA Group L.P. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.