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Advanced Computer Scientist

Company: SRI International
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:


SRI International's Advanced Technology and Systems Division (ATSD) performs research across a wide range of disciplines. SRI specializes in transitioning technology from basic R&D to fieldable prototypes for both US government and commercial customers.

SRI ATSD has an opening for a Machine Learning Research Engineer within the Applied Physics Laboratory. The Applied Physics Lab conducts R&D in radar, communications, Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), quantum sensing, and photonics. This role can be based at our sites in Boulder, CO, Ann Arbor, MI, Menlo Park, CA or Princeton, NJ.


We are seeking a candidate with experience in machine learning as applied to RF and/or EO/IR signals. Examples of projects we work on include:

* the identification of emitters and reflectors
* adversarial techniques
* detection of small signals in noise across the electromagnetic spectrum

This candidate will be expected contribute on current programs and quickly grow into a task leader and Principal Investigator (PI). A successful applicant will have a PhD in physics, applied physics, or engineering, with experience applying machine learning techniques to data from physical systems.


* PhD in experimental physics, electrical engineering, or related discipline
* Due to government requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

The candidate must have experience in:

* Signal processing and theory (undergraduate level coursework is sufficient)
* Implementation of machine learning techniques as applied to real-world signals and systems
* Developing research plans and conducting research and development in the domains of physics and/or engineering
* Presentation of complex technical topics to a diverse audience
* Working in teams
* Managing multiple priorities
* Reviewing technical work of others and providing actionable feedback

Desired skills include:

* An active TS clearance and past experience with classified work
* Experience with machine learning as applied to RF applications in particular
* C/C++, Python, Matlab, and/or Julia coding expertise

For Colorado and New York residents, the salary range is: $83,000 - $140,000. Salary ranges for this role will vary and are based on several factors, including geographic location, market competitiveness and equity amongst internal employees in similar roles. SRI has a competitive benefits package, to view details please go to:

SRI International, an over 75-year strong pioneering research institute, has a rich history supporting government and industry. Our innovations have created new industries, billions of dollars in market value and lasting benefits to society. SRI is organized around broad disciplines and capabilities, with research and development divisions and labs to groups who excel at identifying new opportunities, developing products and creating custom solutions. Our organization is driven by impact - delivering unique solutions for the world's important challenges and transforming ideas into reality for clients and partners.

Keywords: SRI International, Ann Arbor , Advanced Computer Scientist, IT / Software / Systems , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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