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Computer Vision Scientist/Engineer

Perspecta

This is a Contract position in Wharton, NJ posted October 11, 2020.

Business Group Highlights

Perspecta Labs

Perspecta Labs generates transformative applied research to fuel solutions for our customers’ unique challenges. We are a self-sustaining research center within Perspecta that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, analytics and cyber security.

Responsibilities

Perspecta Labs is seeking a software engineer with a background in computer vision to support our customer in developing Intelligent Tracker (IT) technologies. IT is a software product designed to provide detection and tracking automation for direct next generation combat vehicles. The Software Engineer will be primarily responsible for development of the IT software product and associated algorithms.

 

The primary tasking will include, but is not limited to, the design, creation, integration, and testing of the IT software. The main responsibilities of the position will be to research technical solutions and develop core software to automate detection and tracking of targets for remote weapon stations. Detection and tracking algorithm development is centered around computer vision processing techniques, including deep neural networks and other machine learning approaches. This software also must run on embedded processors and utilize GPU acceleration tools. Required activities include researching technical solutions, designing software components and algorithms for the integration and creation of the required capabilities, developing algorithms for weapon system automation, and characterizing system performance. The candidate shall have demonstrated experience with complex software design and architecture as well as system analysis and hardware driver integration.

Qualifications

  • Advanced Programming experience in C/C++.
  • At least three years of experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in software design principles and practices.
  • Academic or industrial experience developing software for computer vision applications
  • Experience in complex software design, software analysis, and hardware driver integration.
  • Familiarity with software and hardware based laboratory prototyping. Knowledge and/or experience with system and software architecture.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of machine learning frameworks (Caffe, Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch, etc.)
  • Knowledge in robotics and computer vision (object detection and pattern recognition).
  • Knowledge in neural networks and artificial intelligence. Knowledge of Docker and associated toolkits.
  • Knowledge in software and hardware prototyping.
  • Operating systems: Comfort with development in Linux / Ubuntu, and commonly associated system administration tasks.
  • Network configuration and troubleshooting experience.
  • Experience with multiple languages (Python, git, bash, etc.).

 

The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance, as a qualification and condition for employment.

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds.  Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.
 
Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.
 
Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

 

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

 

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

 

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).