Technical Principle Consultant: AI/ML Defense Innovation Unit - 35610 in Mountain View, CA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/18/2021

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Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is seeking a Technical Principle Consultant to provide technical expertise and programmatic support relevant to defense, intelligence, and government applications of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) technologies. This position supports the Defense Innovation Unit. Extensive engineering program or program management expertise is required. Subject matter expertise in expertise in engineering or computer science is required. This position will collaborate with DoD/Government partners and commercial AI/ML vendors and is based in Mountain View, CA with expected travel of 10%.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise in the implementation and engineering support of machine learning systems to include solving relevant technical and programmatic problems and assessing the technical feasibility of commercial solutions.
  • Work with DoD/Government partners to identify and document problem statements (that can be solved by commercial AI/ML solutions).
  • Review and recommend prototype proposals from commercial vendors.
  • Work closely with government partners and commercial vendors as a program manager throughout the prototype development lifecycle (Drive milestone reviews, testing, and simulations).
  • Coordinate, collaborate, and drive buy-in with senior government officials, executive leadership, and other high-ranking stakeholders.
  • Prepare program updates, white papers, technical papers, briefs, and meeting materials.
  • Respond to official requests for information and other tasks from government partners and stakeholders.
  • Participate in key intra- and inter-agency meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in an engineering/scientific field or Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant work experience with at least 5 years of experience in engineering or program management role.
  • US Citizenship and a current Secret clearance wit eligibility to achieve Top Secret (TS) clearance after hire.
  • Ability to deliver multi-discipline, multi-stakeholder projects that demonstrably improve operational capabilities (measured by increase in accuracy, decrease in cost, decrease in time).
  • Ability to communicate to a broad range of audiences (CEOs, investors, commercial vendors, media, etc) to gain acceptance of vision, guidance and policy.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 20 years of relevant work experience with at least 5 years of experience in engineering, program or product management role.
  • +1 years of experience as subject matter expert in AI/ML.
  • +1 years of experience in either Management Consulting or Business Development.
  • Highly desirable a active TS/SCI clearance.
  • Experience working on DoD/IC data science programs at a senior leader or management level.
  • Ability to communicate to government/military audiences (Congress, commercial DoD vendors, military officials, media, etc) to gain acceptance of vision, guidance and policy.

Security Clearance: Secret


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