Who We Are:  AM Pierce & Associates is a woman-owned small business providing Engineering & Research, Cyber, C5ISR, Program & Acquisition Management services and solutions to a diverse government and industry client base.  We are a stable and growing company who offers our employees a rich benefits package, supportive and flexible work environment and the opportunity to work with experts in their field.
The Position:  We are in search of candidates who have Programming experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning(ML), and related technical skills to support military and homeland security needs. Background in data science or mathematics would also be helpful. The work is characterized by problems for which technical precedents are lacking and/or insufficient. The problems are highly complex with divergent requirements. Solutions to these problems require innovative approaches drawing from a range of technical disciplines. The candidate will work with leaders and engineers throughout government and industry to develop new applications and products.

The Location:  Patuxent River, Maryland:  Best Places for Tech Jobs (#4)
The Description: 
  • Design AI and ML algorithms and software using tools such as Python, Matlab, CUDA, TensorFlow, etc.  
  • Critique technical design decisions to provide constructive recommendations to development efforts.
  • Understands the purpose of AI/ML, data fusion algorithms and systems, and how to evaluate their performance.
  • Can relate AI/ML algorithms and systems to mission need.
  • Implement existing and new algorithms on various computational platforms, including High Performance Computing Systems.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills to clearly and concisely explain status, findings, and recommendations. 
  • Ability and willingness to stay current on technical progress and trends in artificial intelligence and machine learning and related technologies, including data fusion and computer science.
  • Able to work well with teams of engineers.
  • Can conduct research and development of novel data fusion capabilities.

    The successful candidate will have the minimum education and experience below:
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science, Mathematics or related technical field.  Associate degree plus 4 years’ additional work may be substituted for Bachelor’s degree.  6 years’ additional work experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Strong computer science skills, math skills (e.g., linear algebra and calculus) and/or strong applied math skills (e.g., probability and statistics).
  • Strong background in programming AI/ML using Python and AI/ML libraries.
  • An Active DoD Secret clearance is required.

 Preferred qualifications:  
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related technical field.
  • TensorFlow, CUDA, Matlab.
  • Secret clearance eligible.
The Working Environment:  The physical environment requires the employee to work on-site at the government program office, sitting in a cubicle or at a desk, looking at a computer for most of the workday.  The employee may be required to walk short distances to offices/conference rooms and buildings on site.  In some occasions, the employee may be required to drive to offices or buildings near the work site.  In rare occasions, travel may be required.

AM Pierce & Associates offers a comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death & Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan, Safe Harbor Plan with Immediate Vesting 
  • Discretionary Profit Sharing Program
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Professional development opportunities  
  • Incentive Programs
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Will Preparation, Identity Theft Protection & Legal Support
  • Travel Assistance
  • Financial Foundations Program
  • Verizon Wireless Discount
  • Local Gym Discounts

AM Pierce & Associates complies with all Federal and State laws and regulations concerning Affirmative action and workplace equal opportunity; in further detail, AM Pierce & Associates does not discriminate in employment decisions (to include applicants and employees) on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  AM Pierce & Associates takes affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment. AM Pierce & Associates does not take adverse employment actions against applicants and employees for asking about, discussing, or sharing information about their pay or the pay of their co-workers.  For more information regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, click here.

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process may call 240-718-3800.
AM Pierce & Associates verifies employment eligibility through E-Verify.   Check out our E-Verify Right to Work Brochure.

Department: Navy
This is a full time position

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