Principal Researcher - AI & Machine Intelligence

  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Hybrid (Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • Mar 05, 2024
Full-time Analytics Artificial Intelligence (AI) Computer Engineering Computer Science Information Technology (IT) Machine Learning Research Security Clearance

Job Description

The Analytics and Machine Intelligence department (AMI) is seeking an experienced leader and technical authority in advanced technologies of AI/ML with strong operational expertise and the ability to connect requirements to technical solutions. As a member of our technical staff, you will work on all aspects of software development, starting with concept ideation and development, implementation and testing, and finally, transition to the operational environments. You will have the opportunity to apply your work products to real-world applications and leverage the knowledge gained from that experience into new and advanced research threads.

In this age of automation and intelligence systems, we apply neuro-symbolic techniques (i.e. semantic technologies, deep neural networks, formal methods, etc) to understand the characteristics of autonomous systems and devise ways to combine them in unique ways to achieve the objectives of the battlefield commanders. We serve the intelligence community with new ways to discover patters from complex operations and determine the subtle signals that indicate anomalous events. Our technologies have dual use applicability, serving several commercial sectors such as financial, business intelligence, air traffic controllers, remote training, and media analytics. The incumbent will receive high level guidance from the BBN/AMI leadership and will be allowed freedom in independently planning assignments and in executing and applying technical acumen, judgment, and initiative.

Hybrid role: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Employees are required to be on-site for 3 days per workweek.  Schedule of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

What you will do

Lead, or co-lead research direction on projects investigating diverse fields such as Information Management, Human Language Technologies, Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence and Autonomy, Planning and Estimation.

Propose new research in machine learning applications to advance the state of the art.

Build relationships with government program managers based on mutual respect for technological depth and creativity.

  • Develop business plans to capture new fields in the commercial sector.
  • Write and present conference papers about your work at peer-reviewed venues.
  • Mentor junior staff on experimental design, best practices in research and engineering, and state of the art techniques in AI/ML.

What you will gain

  • Opportunities to propose new ideas and solutions to challenging scientific and technological problems.
  • Empowerment to satisfy your scientific curiosity and entrepreneurial drive.
  • Scientific and technological leadership opportunities, setting program direction and priorities.
  • Mentoring and training on business development, including customer relationship building and proposal writing.
  • Financial rewards for successful business development.
  • Travel and networking opportunities at conferences, technical integration meetings, and business development engagements.
  • Flexibility to work on the schedule that fits your lifestyle and needs.
  • A dedicated office where you can design your ideal working environment and express your own personality.

What you need

  • Typically requires BS with minimum of 8 years of experience or an advanced degree and minimum of 5 years.
  • Degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computational Linguistics, Electrical Engineering, and other related fields are all welcome.
  • Proven ability to produce technical artifacts in the form of publications in peer reviewed venues, or presentations to external customers and other stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to carry out a research project from idea to design, implementation, testing, and publication.
  • Strong communicator with demonstrated ability to address customer needs in a dynamic environment.
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art techniques in Neural Networks and Generative Models
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and a willingness to work closely with customers and partners.
  • Proven success in proposal or grant writing
  • Experience in leading research programs involving large teams (10 or more) over several years
  • Teaching or mentorship experience
  • Previous participation on government research programs.
  • Willingness to apply and be granted a US Government security clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.
  • This position will require overnight travel to customer installations or research centers.

Additional Desired Experience

  • PhD degrees are welcome.
  • Additional work experience is welcome.
  • Active Security clearance is welcome.

Why Us

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.
RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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.

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