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.


INTERNSHIP – Automated Planning

About Us:  Knexus Research Corporation is a leading artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) research and development 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, dedicated individuals to conduct applied research on AI and ML to solve challenging real-world problems in automated planning and scheduling. You’ll have the chance to directly work with leading experts in the field and contribute to cutting-edge research and development efforts.

Details: Summer 2019.  Flexible start date and 10 week duration.  This is a full time (40 hours per week), paid ($1000/wk), onsite position.

Where: National Harbor, MD. A waterfront district that overlooks the Potomac River, less than 3 miles from Washington, DC.  

What you will do

  • Work with open and closed source AI and machine learning software
  • Build and test proof-of-concept software prototypes
  • Create a front-end interface that interfaces with a back-end AI system
  • Create a system showcase to demonstrate software functionality

Qualifications and Experience

  • Working toward a Masters or PhD in Computer Science (or a related field), or Bachelors with significant relevant experience
  • Coursework or projects in AI and/or Machine Learning
  • Proficient in one or more of the following: Python, Java, C++
  • Experience with AI software or libraries

Desired Skills

  • Experience developing front-end interfaces for software systems
  • Experience with automated planning and scheduling
  • Experience working with planning languages like PDDL, ANML, or STRIPS

Qualified applicants will be required to

  • Respond to a brief Q&A via email
  • Participate in a short (10 minute) non-technical prescreen phone call
  • Take a 90 min coding test in either Java or Python  
  • Participate in a technical interview (by video conference call) with our Intern Mentorship team

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: November 2018

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INTERNSHIP – Narrative Generation & Natural Language Processing

About Us:  Knexus Research Corporation is a leading artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) research and development 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, dedicated individuals to conduct applied research on AI and ML to solve challenging real-world problems in narrative generation, story generation, automated planning, and natural language processing. You’ll have the chance to directly work with leading experts in the field and contribute to cutting-edge research and development efforts.

Details: Summer 2019.  Flexible start date and 10 week duration.  This is a full time (40 hours per week), paid ($1000/wk), onsite position.

Where: National Harbor, MD. A waterfront district that overlooks the Potomac River, less than 3 miles from Washington, DC.   

What you will do

  • Research and develop a variety of AI algorithms
  • Work with open and closed source AI and machine learning software
  • Build and test proof-of-concept software prototypes
  • Conduct performance studies

Qualifications and Experience

  • Working toward a Masters or PhD in Computer Science (or a related field),or Bachelors with significant relevant experience
  • Coursework or projects in AI and/or Machine Learning
  • Proficient in Python or Java
  • Experience with AI software or libraries

Desired Skills

  • Experience with one or more of the following: narrative generation, story generation, automated planning, natural language processing
  • Experience implementing AI or ML algorithms
  • Experience encoding data for use by AI or ML algorithms
  • Experience evaluating the performance of AI and ML algorithms

Qualified applicants will be required to

  • Respond to a brief Q&A via email
  • Participate in a short (10 minute) non-technical prescreen phone call
  • Take a 90 min coding test in either Java or Python  
  • Participate in a technical interview (by video conference call) with our Intern Mentorship team

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: November 2018

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INTERNSHIP – Narrative & Storytelling

About Us:  Knexus Research Corporation is a leading artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) research and development 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, dedicated individuals to conduct applied research on AI and ML to solve challenging real-world problems in automated storytelling. You’ll have the chance to directly work with leading experts in the field and contribute to cutting-edge research and development efforts.

Details: Summer 2019.  Flexible start date and 8-10 week duration.  This is a full time (40 hours per week), paid ($1000/wk), onsite position.

Where: National Harbor, MD. A waterfront district that overlooks the Potomac River, less than 3 miles from Washington, DC.   

What you will do

  • Research and develop a variety of AI algorithms
  • Work with open and closed source AI and machine learning software
  • Build and test proof-of-concept software prototypes
  • Conduct performance studies

Qualifications and Experience

  • Currently working towards a degree in Literature, Storytelling, Computational Linguistics, or a related field
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of story structure and common story themes
  • Experience extracting plot, story structure, and themes from stories

Desired Skills

  • Experience extracting knowledge from a story (plot, structure, theme, characters, events, etc.) and encoding it in a structured format
  • Experience with computer programming
  • Knowledge of artificial intelligence or machine learning
  • Understanding of what makes a story “good”

Qualified applicants will be required to

  • Respond to a brief Q&A via email
  • Participate in a short (10 minute) non-technical prescreen phone call
  • Participate in an interview (by video conference call) with our Intern Mentorship team

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: November 2018

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Data Scientist – Data Privacy – US Citizenship Required

Full Time, Temporary (Multiple Positions)

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, data analytics,  and decision aids for supporting national science and technology initiatives.

The Opportunity:  As a Data Scientist you will be part of a team prototyping and evaluating ground-breaking privacy preserving algorithms for large data sets.  This position gives you a rare opportunity to learn about and make significant contributions to the emerging field of privacy analytics over big data.

Duration: This is a temporary (12-18 months), full-time 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.  

Responsibilities

  • Assist with data analytics requirement gathering from analysts & subject matter experts
  • Review and analyze existing data models survey data and recommend design changes
  • Support design and development of new statistical analyses of survey data
  • Design and prototype data models and routines for synthetic data generation and analysis.
  • Document, report and present findings and recommendations to the team

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s of Science or Graduate Degree in computer science, statistics, or related field
  • Data modeling and database design including schema design for big data analysis
  • Experience with statistical modeling and analyses of large datasets
  • Experience with Python

Bonus Experience

  • Experience in the field of Differential Privacy
  • Professional software engineering experience
  • Experience with analysis and modeling of survey and questionnaire data
  • Experience with statistical programming languages such as R or SAS
  • Familiarity with social science research using census data
  • Familiarity with theoretical statistics

Work Environment

  • Lab-like, Inventive:  web technologies, AI, machine learning skunkworks
  • Open:  Investigate, experiment, learn, actively discuss, listen, and be heard
  • Casual:  Leggings, flip-flops or 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 commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • 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!
  • Monthly telecommuting allowance (so you can work from home when necessary)
  • Free covered parking at the head office

Interview and Selection:  Applicants should be prepared to discuss and explain their computer science and development experience, participate in a Python 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: October 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:  As a Knexus Software Engineer, you’ll be part of a team responsible for implementing cutting edge Artificial Intelligence algorithms and turning them into complete, robust, well-engineered applications for our customers.  We have multiple projects available, incorporating algorithms and research from several domains within Artificial Intelligence, such as: Mission Planning, Goal Recognition, Adversarial Reasoning, Multi-Agent Simulation, and more! You’ll learn everything you need to know about the algorithms from our veteran Researchers and Engineers, who combined have decades of experience in the AI industry.

As a software engineer you’ll be involved with all aspects of the software development life cycle and are expected to contribute to create the best product possible. We use the latest in industry standard tools and technologies, and place utmost importance on delivering high quality solutions. We are looking for self motivated engineers who are 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 can 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 distributed architectures
  • 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
  • Minimum 2+ years experience in a Software Engineering position
  • Proficiency with Python and/or Java
  • 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
  • Mathematics and/or Statistics experience
  • Proficiency with C++, JavaScript, and TypeScript
  • Experience creating and using REST APIs
  • Familiarity with technologies such as Docker, SQL, NoSQL, Node.js, 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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