Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Ventus Executive Solutions (VES) is a small company that works in the innovation and consulting arena and hires particularly talented individuals. At VES, we prioritize our employees' well-being, fostering a workplace culture that values and supports each individual. We are dedicated to promoting mentorship and personal development, recognizing that our team's growth is integral to our collective success. We offer excellent salaries and benefits.

VES is seeking a Senior Machine Learning Engineer with an active security clearance to join our exciting team. The role will combine deep technical expertise, strategic thinking, and a strong commitment to security and compliance standards. This is an opportunity to work on groundbreaking projects in a secure and dynamic environment.  

This opportunity is ideal for who someone who has specialized expertise in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Transformers, and Large Language Models (LLMs). This role involves developing advanced NLP solutions using Transformer architectures and LLMs.  This person will also lead data science projects and collaborate with cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate has a strong background in the latest NLP technologies and a proven track record of implementing complex machine learning systems in a secure setting. The candidate should have the ability to collaborate with academic and research institutions to leverage the latest findings in the field.

The anticipated work location is in the Arlington, VA or Dahlgren, VA (we anticipate a position in each location).
Travel: Infrequent 10%

Required Experience
  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or related fields
  • 7+ years of experience in machine learning or data science, with a focus on NLP, Transformers, and LLMs 
  • Strong programming skills, especially in Python, and experience with relevant NL libraries and frameworks
  • Ability to handle complex datasets and extract meaningful insights.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in managing teams and guiding complex projects to success. 
  • Clearance: SECRET 
 Desired Experience
  • Published research or significant contributions in the field of NLP, Transformers, or LLMs
  • Experience in handling large-scale, classified datasets in a secure environment
  • Continuous engagement in the ML community 

VES provides our government and commercial clients with a range of professional and innovation services including: technology innovation acceleration, business consulting services, professional engineering and program oversight, and program and budget support. We support analysis and studies in a variety of areas including defense, energy and health care where we aid organizations in solving complex problems in new and innovative ways. We work with our clients to identify core issues and then put together a cost-effective world-class team to solve problems and enable our clients to create and seize opportunities. VES is a Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB).

VES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Arlington, VA

Dahlgren, VA

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