Machine Learning and Optimization Design Engineer, Senior

Booz Allen Hamilton
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Post Date: Mar 10, 2019
Location: District of Columbia - Washington
Security Clearance: None
Job Type: Permanent
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Salary: - n/a -
Job Reference: R0049607
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Job Number: R0049607

Machine Learning and Optimization Design Engineer, Senior

The Challenge:

Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your technical skills with big picture thinking to make an impact in the development of next-generation energy technologies? You understand your customer’s environment and how to optimize the designs of complex engineering systems for their mission. Your ability to translate real-world needs and technical specifications into learning-enabled engineering design optimization tools makes you an integral part of delivering a customer focused engineering solution.

As a machine learning and optimization design engineer on our team, you have the chance to shape the development of next generation energy technologies that increase efficiency or reduce emissions by leading the conceptualization and management of government R&D programs and evaluation of novel technology concepts. On our team, you’ll be able to broaden your skillset into a wide variety of areas, ranging from design of highly complex systems, including power plants, advanced nuclear reactors, and aviation systems to more fundamental ones, including new material compositions and catalysts. You will also gain significant new insight into energy markets and technology commercialization. Join our team and change what’s possible.

This position is located in Washington, DC.

Empower change with us.

Build Your Career:

When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other professionals doing similar work across multiple markets. You’ll share best practices and work through challenges as you gain experience and mentoring to develop your career. In addition, you will have access to a wealth of training resources through our Engineering & Science University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 tech courses, certifications and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications? Take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of experts who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

You Have:

-5+ years of experience with authoring technical papers, reports, or program plans for technical and non-technical audiences on research related to machine learning-based design optimization or generative design of engineering systems

-2+ years of experience in relevant postdoctoral, academic, or industry roles related to design optimization of engineering systems

-Experience with developing machine-learning, including deep learning, reinforcement learning, or transfer learning and robust optimization techniques with application to physical systems

-Experience with physics-based simulation, including both high-fidelity and reduced-order modeling and simulation

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-PhD degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Systems Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering

Nice If You Have:

-Experience in a consulting environment a plus

-Experience with design of energy technologies or systems a plus

-Experience with analysis and optimization of highly complex systems, including power plants, reactors, microgrids, and aviation systems a plus

-Experience with incorporating real-world constraints, including manufacturing limits into design optimization a plus

-Experience with the development or application of artificial intelligence or autonomous systems

-Experience with real-world engineering, including topics, such as design, implementation, validation and field experimentation of systems a plus

-Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

-Ability to exhibit flexibility, adaptability, and work in a collaborative team environment

-Ability to be a proactive problem-solver and work independently

-Ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively

-Ability to travel for technical discussions about a variety of applied controls technologies

-Possession of excellent client service, organizational, and time management skills

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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