Search and Artificial Intelligence Engineer

The MITRE Corporation
Mclean, VA
Nov 27, 2021
Dec 05, 2021
Full Time
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If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE"A cents € and make a difference with us.MITRE's Enterprise Design, Discovery & AI Department is seeking a team member who is passionate about search and artificial intelligence (AI) to help us revolutionize knowledge reuse within MITRE. This person will work closely with the business to understand search/information needs. They will also work closely with the internal teams (IT, security, accounts administration, etc.) to ensure that all efforts are fully integrated. The position requires strong organizational and time management skills as individuals work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects. Successful candidates must be strategic but also hands-on, with excellent communication skills.If hired, you will support MITRE's artificial intelligence and machine learning work as part of our Intelligent Enterprise strategy. You will interact closely with a host of technical developers and operational support staff. Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to customer service are both required.Responsibilities include:Understand MITRE's business needsServe as a thought leader on search and AI including strategy, technologies, and optimization techniquesDesign, plan, and implement performant and optimized search and AI systems based on open source and commercial solutionsProblem solve and troubleshoot technical issues related to search including challenges with content, access, security/permissionsAnalyze performance data, formulate insights, and translate them to actionable next stepsManage daily relationships with vendors and technology platformsLead functional testing of search and AI solutionsCommunicate to senior leadership to influence change, and end users to ensure adoption of enterprise search and AI solutions.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, including specialization in an Al-related field of study, or related job experience5+ years of experience with search, analytics, machine learning, deep learning, data engineering, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Machine Learning (ML)Preferred Qualifications:Project management experienceHands-on experience using tools such as: Python, TensorFlow, AWS, or IBM WatsonProven knowledge of search engines, SEO, API options, and third-party toolsExperience with search architecture, federated search architecture, connectors, crawling conventions, indexing details, etc.Hands-on experience with search applications such as Microsoft Search, Elastic, SOLR, Elastic Cloud, and the Watson SuiteExperience with content platforms (ie, Drupal, WordPress, SharePoint, OneDrive, M365, etc.)Strong analytical capabilities and experience with query logs analysisExcellent communication skills - able to explain difficult concepts using simple language and graphicsStrong fundamentals in software engineering, object-oriented programming, web application development, and software architectureProven ability to work independently to learn new technologies, techniques, processes, languages, platforms, systemsExperience with enterprise searchPropensity for accuracy and attention to detailThis requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):SecretThis requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):NoneMITRE requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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