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.


Software Developer I – US Citizenship Required

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

The Opportunity:  An opportunity to be a member of a small, high-energy, team that pushes the boundaries of the state-of-the art in software development, and develops innovative applications from the ground up. Learn, develop and test web-based software-as-service applications and mobile web applications that streamline and transform how science and engineering is conducted and administered.

Where: Our head office is located in the heart of National Harbor, 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 chose to live in!

This position will work out of and support our client located 10 minutes up the Potomac, in South DC.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • 0-3 years work experience
  • Expert with HTML and CSS
  • Experience programming in JavaScript and Java
  • Experience developing and consuming REST APIs
  • Comfortable in a Unix/Linux environment

Desired Skills

  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as Angular 2
  • Experience with Spring Framework
  • Experience with Postgres and MongoDB

Work Environment

  • Lab-like, Inventive:  Information, web technology, AI, machine learning skunkworks
  • Open:  Investigate, experiment, learn, argue, be heard and finish each other’s sentences
  • Casual:  Flip-flops and shorts are ok!
  • Flexible:  Like to sleep in late, and work into the evening?  That’s ok too

Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance bonus
  • Fully vested company contributions to employee retirement plan
  • Great health insurance (medical, Rx, dental & vision) with company contributions
  • 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 moves from out of state
  • Monthly telecommuting allowance (so you can work from home when necessary)
  • Free covered parking at the head office

Citizenship:  US Citizenship is required. A security clearance is desired.

Interview and Selection:  Applicants should be prepared to discuss and explain their web development experience, provide code samples or websites that they have developed, and participate in a programming test.

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: March 2018

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Software Engineer II – 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:  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.

Release Date: January 2018

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AI Scientist

About Us:  Knexus Research Corporation is a leading artificial intelligence (AI) 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.

Start Date: Immediate.

What will you do

  • Research and develop a variety of knowledge-intensive AI algorithms.
  • Work with open and closed source AI software.
  • Develop and test proof-of-concept software prototypes.
  • Design and conduct algorithm performance studies.
  • Author technical reports and articles.

Where: National Harbor, MD. A waterfront district that overlooks the Potomac River, downstream from DC.

Work Environment

  • Lab-like, Inventive:  AI and  machine learning.
  • Open: Investigate, experiment, learn, discuss, be heard and finish each other’s sentences.
  • Casual:  Flip-flops and shorts are ok!
  • Flexible:  Like to sleep in late, and work into the evening?  That’s ok, too.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ph.D or Masters in computer science or related field.
  • Demonstrated research in knowledge-based artificial intelligence techniques such as hierarchical planning, plan recognition, or explanation-based learning.
  • A track-record of publishing AI research in competitive conferences and journals.
  • Proficient in representation of computational knowledge such as planning domain models, hierarchical task networks, or semantic grammars.
  • Proficient in programming in one or more of the following: Python, Java, C++.
  • Experience conducting experiments testing AI capabilities in a simulated or real environment.

Desired Skills

  • Experience with application of planning algorithms to real/open-world planning tasks, with significant uncertainty.
  • Experience working as a member of a software development team.
  • Working knowledge of Common Lisp.

Interview and selection: Applicant should be prepared to discuss and explain their computer science and AI research 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 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: 20 July 2017

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