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Machine Learning Sr. Development Engineer

Job ID: 2301007
Location: STERLING, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 24, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Data Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Senior Software Engineer with a concentration in Machine Learning to join our team in Sterling, VA and begin an exciting and challenging career with SAIC Federal Systems.

You will be a member of the team supporting the Land Border Integration (LBI) program for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program. The position will be supporting various border security efforts of CBP and includes biometric technologies such as facial recognition, RFID enabled documents, license plate reading technologies, data analytics, IoT, and other border security technologies.

Come and join our team so you too can contribute to making our borders even safer than they are today.


  • An active member of an Agile/Scrum team participating in the daily stand-ups. 
  • Apply development expertise towards solving complex problems through the application of AI/ML, such as training models used in the identification of license plates.
  • Collaborate and provide expertise in the design and development of AI/ML based solutions. 
  • Where applicable, support integration of AI/ML solutions through containerizing, client interface, database and middleware.
  • Document all AI/ML software designs, which may include context diagrams, data flow diagrams, software module descriptions, etc.  
  • Provide Tier 3 / 4 engineering support, as needed, for solutions deployed to production   


Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a directly related field is required (4 years' experience can be considered in lieu of degree).
  • 10+ years of experience with a strong background in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • Experience with AI/ML is a must with implementations using languages such as .NET and Python or Java.
  • Familiar with AI/ML tooling, useful models and frameworks, and the ability to share knowledge across teams.
  • Experience at model training, implementation and deployment.


  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a CBP Public Trust.
  • Model training techniques with knowledge of learning algorithms, tooling and applications.
  • Practical experience in image processing, OpenCV and CNN/DNN based training.
  • Experience developing in languages such as R, C++, C#, Python.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and resolution skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work in team environments across a diverse set of projects with multiple stakeholders. 
  • Proactive approach to problem solving and a delivery mindset. 
  • Agile development experience.

Other Technical Skills (preferred): 

  • Jenkins, Jira, Confluence 
  • Familiar with build pipelines
  • PowerShell, Python and/or Bash 
  • Windows and Linux experience 
  • Git, Git Tools, including GitLab 
  • Docker experience  
  • No SQL, PostgreSQL or other relational 
  • Jenkins build pipeline with SonarQube 
  • JSON and YAML 
  • Node.js / NPM / Yarn 
  • HTTP(S) stack 
  • RESTFul HTTP Programming 
  • Multi-threaded applications and exception handling

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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