Title: R&D Scientist/Engineer
Location: Central Virginia (Madison, VA); Washington, DC metro area (Alexandria, VA); Seattle, WA
ARiA applies broad interdisciplinary expertise in acoustics, machine learning, modeling & simulation, and signal processing toward innovative science and engineering research and development for a diverse set of government and corporate clients. Partnering with government, industry, and academia, ARiA solves critical challenges.
ARiA is a small business where you can make a big difference. Our employees, including those at entry-level, are working together with the CIO of the Air Force to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to change the way the government acquires technology and working with top Navy leaders to use video games and simulation to change the way sailors are trained to use sonar.
ARiA: Real Research. Real World.TM
For more information, visit www.ariacoustics.com.
ARiA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ARiA is looking for highly motivated self-starters and low-ego team players to join our team as Research & Development (R&D) Scientists\Engineers.
ARiA has multiple positions available for R&D Scientist\Engineers with expertise in numerical modeling, signal processing, and/or machine learning to perform a variety of tasks including basic and applied research and development, working in close coordination with ARiA scientists and engineers
These positions are an opportunity to join a rapidly growing firm where you will engage deeply in challenging problems while developing cutting-edge technologies that address crucial needs.
Strong candidates for these roles at ARiA must value excellence and work with confidence, but without ego. Our engineers and scientists all have deep knowledge and exercise a high degree of leadership in their daily work. Members of the ARiA team have strongly-held, defensible ideas and advocate for what they believe is right, but are quick to exercise intellectual humility and acknowledge that they can often be wrong. Successful employees of ARiA are adept at working closely and collaboratively with team members and identifying and evaluating trade-offs when developing solutions.
As a R&D Scientist\Engineer you will perform a variety of tasks working in close coordination with other ARiA scientists and engineers including design, development, and testing of:
- numerical-simulation algorithms and software implementations,
- scientific-visualization algorithms and software implementations,
- machine-learning algorithms and software implementations, and
- signal-processing algorithms and software implementations
to support prototypes and products such as training tools integrated with real-time physics-based simulation and AI tools integrated with tactical systems.
Formulation and prototype implementation of original concepts and algorithms in numerical modeling, sonar-signal processing, and/or machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI)
Testing and evaluation of new algorithms based on theoretical analysis and experimental evaluation
Coordination with ARiA scientists and engineers in the development of algorithms and software products
Presentation of findings and results at scientific meetings and program reviews
Serving as a technical lead on projects by setting technical direction as well as mentoring and supporting the work of more junior colleagues
Supporting the transition of research algorithms to real-time operational prototypes through coordination with software engineers inside and outside of ARiA
Preparing documentation for customers to summarize design and status of software prototypes and products
Assisting with in-field integration, testing, and support, with some local travel required
Development of numerical models of target scattering by acoustic waves to support development of new signal-processing and machine-learning algorithms
Development of classification methods and algorithms for sonar-signal processing
Development of deep reinforcement learning to optimize data augmentation for training of a deep convolutional neural network for few- and no-shot learning
Using deep learning to understand the relevant physical features in acoustic scattering data for use in a project on remediating underwater sites contaminated by unexploded ordnance
Developing an information-retrieval tool that allows natural-language query of legal documents to answer user questions about government regulations
Master’s degree or greater (Ph.D. is desirable) in a relevant technical field (Acoustics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or similar) or equivalent professional experience
Appropriate experience working in the field of signal processing in radar or sonar (waveform design, detection and classification, beamforming, etc.) and/or machine learning for acoustic or image data or AI (supervised and unsupervised learning, deep learning, kernel machines, latent semantic analysis, etc.)
Facility designing and developing code in modern programming/scripting languages such as C, C++, Java, Matlab, and Python
Exceptional ability and desire to acquire new knowledge and skills to solve challenges
Ability to work independently but collaboratively
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced professional office environment
Ability to communicate technical solutions to colleagues and customers
Superior oral and written communications skills
Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including U.S. citizenship, for access to sensitive information.
Desirable Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
Knowledge of and experience with signal processing for Navy sonar systems
Experience with GPGPU programing (CUDA, TensorFlow)
Knowledge of and experience with deep learning and modern deep-learning frameworks (TensorFlow, PyTorch)
Knowledge of and experience with image processing including modern deep-learning methods
Knowledge of and experience with natural-language-processing and/or information retrieval
To apply submit resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].