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Raytheon Technologies Research Scientist: Computer Vision and Machine Learning in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Are you an experienced, passionate pioneer in technology – who is versatile, displays stakeholder qualities and is enthusiastic about taking on new problems? Do you enjoy creating experiments, prototyping implementations or designing new learning algorithms? If so, then BBN is the place for you.

Who we are

For more than 70 years, scientists and engineers in diverse disciplines at BBN have collaborated to solve real-world problems through research, exploration, development and prototyping. We partner with the best technical talent in academia and industry to challenge the status quo, pioneer new technologies, and create transformative solutions.

Our Analytics & Machine Intelligence team has the expertise to apply deep knowledge of machine learning approaches and other artificial intelligence techniques, learned and refined in human language technologies, to myriad problems faced by our current and future customers. We are seeking a creative and gifted Computer Vision researcher to join us in our research and development efforts.

What you will do

  • Process sensor information from event-based cameras

  • Develop novel low-latency data reduction NN architectures for custom hardware

  • Implement and improve person recognition models

  • Propose new methods for identifying salient visual concepts in social media

  • Build multi-modal capabilities through interactions with researchers in human language technologies

  • Test new methods against a variety of challenging datasets

  • Participate in collaborative evaluations that test our implementations on new data

  • Write and present conference papers about your work at peer-reviewed venues

    What you will gain

  • Experience with cutting-edge research and prototype development

  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art machine learning techniques and programming packages

  • Opportunities to propose new ideas and solutions to challenging scientific and technological problems

  • Empowerment to satisfy your scientific curiosity and entrepreneurial drive

  • Flexibility to work on the schedule that fits your lifestyle and needs

  • A dedicated office where you can design your ideal working environment and express your own personality

    What you need

  • BS with 6+ years, or MS with 4+ years, or PhD with 0-3 years

  • Degrees in Engineering, Computer Science, and other related fields are all welcome

  • One or more publications in computer vision or image processing

  • An interest or experience in event-based cameras

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out a research project from idea to design, implementation, testing, and publication.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and a willingness to work closely with customers and partners.

  • Comfortable supporting research codebases written in Python or Java.

  • Experience working on code collaboratively, including use of tools such as git and issue tracking.

  • Position may require some amount of overnight travel.

  • Willingness to apply for and be granted a US Government Security clearance.

    Additional Skills that make you an ideal candidate

  • Meaningful communicator with demonstrated ability to address customer needs in a dynamic environment

  • Background in probability, statistics, or machine learning

  • R&D experience on projects for the US Department of Defense, particularly DARPA

  • Meaningful programming skills, e.g. system design and implementation

  • Familiarity with MATLAB programming language

  • Project experience with reinforcement learning

  • Current US Government security clearance

    Why Us

    Raytheon BBN is proud to offer a comprehensive total compensation package including a competitive 401k company match, a Retirement Contribution plan, performance based incentive, and competitive benefits package. In addition to protecting your and your family’s health and well-being, we also offer important financial and family friendly benefits to meet your needs.

    Our Work/Life benefits include – Paid Parental Leave – Adoption Assistance – Auto and Home Insurance – Child/Elder Back Up Care – College Coach – Retirement Planning Services – Flexible Work Arrangements - Legal Services – LifeResources – Employee Discount Program – Educational Assistance – Transportation Benefits – and Wellness Reward.

    This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance 178354

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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