Algorithm Development Engineer w/Active TS/SCI

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Algorithm Development Engineer w/Active TS/SCI

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Must be a US Citizen
12-18 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
The Maritime and Aerial Perception Systems Group in the Robotics Section at JPL is seeking highly talented computer science or engineering contractors with expertise in computer vision or machine learning as applied to the problems of detection and long-term tracking of moving objects in overhead imagery. Candidates will be expected to adapt existing algorithms or formulate novel ones, implement these to the level of deliverable engineering code in Matlab, Python or C/C++, and demonstrate performance against large datasets. Candidates should have an advanced degree (PhD with 3+ years of experience or Masters with 7+ years experience) in a relevant field, preferably with exposure to real-world problems. Candidates must hold an active TS/SCI clearance. 

Required Skills:
• PhD with 3+ years experience or MS with 7+ years experience in field related to computer vision, image processing or machine learning as applied to the former two 
• Algorithm development and implementation/adaptation skills 
• Proficiency in Matlab or Python 
• Experience with development of transferrable engineering code 
• Experience with algorithm evaluation and testing 
• Active TS/SCI clearance 

Desired Skills:
• Target detection and tracking from overhead imagery 
• Experience with TensorFlow or similar machine learning packages 
• Experience with analysis of very large data volumes 
• Proficiency in C/C++

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