• Senior Research Scientist-Machine Learning

    Location US-NJ-Basking Ridge
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    Residency Status
    U.S. Permanent Residency Required
    No Clearance Required
    Employee Type
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    Full Time
  • Overview

    Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation’s most important work.  We’re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges.  Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions.  We continually push ourselves—to respond, to adapt, to go further.  To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.


    Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways—not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter. 


    Perspecta’s talented and robust workforce—14,000 strong—stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let’s make an impact together.

    Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


    The work will involve research into machine learning techniques, applying these techniques to different types of data, including some or all of the following: cyber data, imagery, video, data from various types of sensors, textual data, financial data, and healthcare data, to name a few. The work will be performed in small teams and will involve all aspects of data analytics, including working with customers to understand their requirements, designing and prototyping the solution, analyzing the data, evaluating and writing up results, and presenting results on a regular basis to customers. As part of the research, the work will also involve writing research papers and presenting them at conferences.


    The candidate will be responsible for participating in research projects, typically in a leadership role, and working with a team of people with diverse capabilities to achieve the objectives of the project. Work will involve thought leadership as well as executing projects with high quality results. The candidate will also participate in writing research proposals in various areas of data analytics. Frequent interactions with customers to include presentations and technical interchanges to elicit requirements and present results are expected.


    Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.


    10+ years experience working in the area of machine learning/data analytics.

    The candidate should have excellent programming skills and should be able to implement machine learning solutions for a variety of different types of structure and unstructured data. The candidate should have good communications and writing skills, and a good publications record.
    Experience in writing research proposals is a plus.


    Preferred: Ph.D in Computer Science or related field






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