CURRENT OPENINGS

Knexus Research is currently hiring for the positions listed below:

If you're interested in applying, and have the necessary qualifications and experience we seek, please fill out an application.


Research Scientist (Artificial Intelligence)

About Us:  Knexus Research Corporation is a leading artificial intelligence and machine learning R&D company with a mission to advance the state of the art in autonomy and decision support systems while serving national science and technology initiatives.

The Opportunity:  We are looking for exceptional, driven individuals to conduct basic and applied research on automated planning and scheduling algorithms, plan recognition, and plan knowledge learning. The candidate will develop and demonstrate robust and efficient solutions to real-world problems of significant complexity. This position would give you the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research and shape the development and maturation of new automated planning technologies. The candidate will be expected to design and prototype innovative solutions to AI problems.

Where: Our head office is located in the heart of National Harbor, MD, a waterfront district that overlooks the Potomac River, downstream from DC, with VA on one side and MD on the other.  The possibilities are endless no matter which state you choose to live in!

Responsibilities

  • Conduct Applied Research on advanced topics in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning to include knowledge representation, reasoning and learning for planning, multi-agent and autonomous systems, and robotics.
  • Architect, develop, and test advanced research prototypes.
  • Design and conduct empirical research studies for AI algorithms.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publications in journals and conferences.
  • Participate in AI research community as a reviewer and a member of conference program committees.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science or closely related field and 6 months experience in a Graduate Research Assistantship in a university setting or a Research Scientist (AI) occupation, or MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science or closely related field and 3 years’ experience.
  • Experience must include 6 months experience with
    • Research on relevant AI topics with a history of scientific publications;
    • Development of advanced research prototypes to showcase developed Algorithms
    • Java
    • C++; Python
    • LISP
    • Developing and implementing algorithms for gaming and simulation; and 8) Application of Software Engineering Principles to AI research.

Work Environment

  • Lab-like, Inventive:  web technologies, AI, machine learning skunkworks
  • Open:  Investigate, experiment, learn, actively discuss, listen, and be heard
  • Casual:  Flip-flops and shorts are ok!
  • Flexible:  Like to sleep in late, and work into the evening?  That’s ok too
  • Work alongside top AI scientists and engineers!

Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance bonus
  • Fully vested company contributions to employee retirement plan
  • Great health insurance (medical, Rx, dental & vision) with company contribution
  • We pay your Short Term Disability, Life and Accidental insurances
  • 3 weeks of paid time off per year that increases with tenure, plus, 10 Federal Holidays!
  • Relocation assistance for out of state moves
  • Monthly telecommuting allowance (so you can work from home when necessary)
  • Free covered parking at the head office

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Release Date: June 2018

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AI Software Engineer – US Citizenship Required

About Us:  Knexus Research Corporation is a leading artificial intelligence and machine learning R&D company with a mission to advance the state of the art in autonomy and decision support systems while serving national science and technology initiatives.

The Opportunity:  We’re currently building multiple AI applications for mission planning with substantial ML components.  These are engineered into a microservices architecture with a database backend and Angular frontend, utilizing a combination of Java, Python, C++ and TypeScript.  Other projects include AI applications that combine Goal Recognition, Adversarial Reasoning, and Multi-Agent Simulation.

As a software engineer you will be involved with all parts of the software development life cycle and are expected to contribute to create the best product possible. We are looking for a self motivated engineer who is able to apply their skills and learn new technologies to solve real world problems. The ideal candidate will be a driven, team-oriented individual who will be able to hit the ground running. Prior engineering experience is required, and we will provide further guidance and training in relevant software engineering skills and tools. This is a full time, permanent, on-site position.

Where: Our head office is located in the heart of National Harbor, MD, a waterfront district that overlooks the Potomac River, downstream from DC, with VA on one side and MD on the other.  The possibilities are endless no matter which state you choose to live in!

Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively design, implement, and test software using cutting-edge technologies
  • Develop modular systems in a distributed architecture
  • Use agile development techniques
  • Develop solutions for our customers including simulation, domain knowledge acquisition, and process optimization

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum 2+ years experience in a Software Engineering position
  • Proficiency with Java and/or Python
  • Experience with distributed version control (e.g. git, mercurial)
  • Experience with build frameworks (e.g. gradle, maven, cmake, gulp)
  • Experience with unit test frameworks (e.g. junit, testng, mocha, python unittest)
  • Experience working in a small team environment

Bonus Experience

  • Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning experience
  • Proficiency with C++, JavaScript, and TypeScript
  • Experience creating and using REST APIs
  • Familiarity with technologies such as Docker, SQL, NoSQL, Node, Spring, Flask
  • Experience with Kanban Workflow, GitFlow, and related software engineering practices

Work Environment

  • Lab-like, Inventive:  web technologies, AI, machine learning skunkworks
  • Open:  Investigate, experiment, learn, actively discuss, listen, and be heard
  • Casual:  Flip-flops and shorts are ok!
  • Flexible:  Like to sleep in late, and work into the evening?  That’s ok too
  • Work alongside top AI scientists and engineers!

Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance bonus
  • Fully vested company contributions to employee retirement plan
  • Great health insurance (medical, Rx, dental & vision) with company contribution
  • We pay your Short Term Disability, Life and Accidental insurances
  • 3 weeks of paid time off per year that increases with tenure, plus, 10 Federal Holidays!
  • Relocation assistance for out of state moves
  • Monthly telecommuting allowance (so you can work from home when necessary)
  • Free covered parking at the head office

Citizenship:  Due to Federal Government Contractual requirements, US Citizenship is required for this position.

Interview and Selection:  Applicants should be prepared to discuss and explain their computer science and development experience, participate in a programming test, submit any publications they have authored, and submit code or knowledge engineering samples as applicable.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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