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Machine Learning Engineer

Job ID: 2311828
Location: REMOTE WORK, TX, United States
Date Posted: Sep 7, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


Description - External

SAIC is seeking a qualified Machine Learning Engineer to join a dynamic team supporting the US Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFMS) program. AFMS is the premier agency responsible for implementation, integration, and development of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and training and analysis standards that support the US Air Force (USAF), Department of Defense (DoD), and mission partners requiring these capabilities to support the Warfighter in full-spectrum operations. The Machine Learning Engineer will facilitate this effort by working with subject matter experts to document and optimize the processes associated with this effort.

This role is 100% remote!


  • Perform analysis and provide recommendations pertaining to proposed AI/ML architecture designs and proposals.
  • Participate in the daily stand-ups and be an active member of an Agile/Scrum team.
  • Apply development expertise towards solving complex problems through the application of Machine Learning.
  • Collaborate and provide expertise in the design and development of Machine Learning based solutions. Support integration of Machine Learning solutions through containerization, client interface, database and middleware.
  • Document all Machine Learning software designs, which may include context diagrams, data flow diagrams, software module description, etc.
  • Provide Tier 3 / 4 engineering support, as needed, for solutions deployed to production.



Required Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical discipline and 9+ of related experience; a Master’s Degree in technical discipline and 7+ years of related experience required; 4+ years of related experience can be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must be a US Citizen and hold an interim or active Secret Clearance
  • Must possess or be able to obtain, within 60 days, a DoD 8570 IAT Level II (CCNA-Security, CySA, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, SSCP,)

Required Skills: 

  • Developing Python programming packages and code to include REST APIs and microservices.
  • Utilizing machine learning techniques including natural language processing and computer vision.
  • Using Linux flavored operating systems and with automating workflows using Bash scripting.
  • Performing ETL of structure and unstructured data into pipelines to ensure it is ingested into downstream systems with accuracy, reliability, and consistency of scale.
  • Modeling, structuring, cleaning, and conditioning data for multiple sources and in multiple different formats, languages, and encodings.
  • Using Elasticsearch and Kibana technologies.
  • Using code repositories such as Git.
  • Delivering results to stakeholders through written documentation and oral briefings.
  • Developing robust documentation for code, Python packages, and data science methodologies.
  • Explaining complex technical issues in graphical, verbal, or written formats. 

Desired Skills

  • Demonstrated experience with cloud services, such as AWS.
  • Demonstrated experience using container frameworks such as Docker or Kubernetes.
  • Demonstrated experience using data visualization tools such as IntelliBoard.
  • AWS Machine Learning Specialty. 

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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.

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