Intern - Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Blacksburg, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

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Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is seeking an Intern for a temporary, part time position who will perform advanced artificial intelligence (AI) research and development (R&D) as part of a research team, in support of one or more of a wide array of application areas, including autonomy, sensor augmentation/computer vision, virtual opponents for military training, natural language processing, cyberdefense/cybersecurity, and command decision support.

This position seeks current undergraduate or graduate students with skills and experience in AI-related fields (see Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities below).

Duties and Responsibilities:    
•     Research state-of-the-art algorithms in machine learning, particularly deep learning, to identify viable approaches to significant unsolved challenges for Alion’s clients.
•     Design solution prototypes that connect data sources through the selected algorithms to a concrete use case.
•     Develop code to implement the algorithms, and test their efficacy and efficiency against real-world data.
•     Deploy the solution in a production environment, if appropriate to the specific project, in collaboration with the relevant Alion team and client.

Education and Experience:
Must have a high school diploma or GED and must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited public or private college or university.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•     Proficiency with a modern programming language appropriate for machine learning and deep learning prototyping; Python is preferred, but skill in other languages such as JavaScript and R may demonstrate the necessary ability.
•     Proficiency in the underlying mathematics of deep learning, particularly linear algebra and multivariate calculus.
•     Knowledge of data structures and data management methods, and the ability to analyze a problem and determine an efficient structure for the task.
•     Ability to communicate technical topics effectively to both technical and nontechnical audiences.
•     Ability to read, understand, and apply technical papers and articles in research journals.
•     Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with a project team in a research environment.
•     A proactive and curious problem-solving approach. Ability to obtain a security clearance after employment.

•      A successful project in machine learning, particularly deep learning, that demonstrates the ability to create and train end-to-end solutions combining data preparation, advanced analysis, and useful outputs.
•     Experience with deep learning frameworks and libraries, particularly TensorFlow, Keras, Caffe, or Torch.
•     Experience with Jupyter notebooks or NVIDIA DIGITS.
•     Familiarity with probability theory, computational complexity theory, and optimization theory.
•     Experience using NVIDIA GPUs for deep learning training, particularly cuDNN.
•     Experience with cloud computing and storage services, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud; specific experience with machine learning and deep learning capabilities on those platforms is preferred.
•     Experience with containerization technologies, particularly Docker and Kubernetes.
•     Experience with web technologies for human-machine interfaces or experience with lower-level programming for embedded systems.

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