CURRENT OPENINGS

Full-time positions available:

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

Come work at Knexus Research Corp! We pride ourselves as a leader in the Artificial Intelligence community, having experience in both research and development of software to be used by the Department of Defense, Census Bureau, and other government agencies. You can get a deep dive of some of our past projects here.

As a small company of only 30 employees, our team members find themselves in a unique position – they get to immerse themselves in complex programs from start to finish, while still having time to embrace the quirky Knexus culture. Between designing complex AI algorithms or developing first-class user interfaces for use on naval ships, you will get the chance to learn all of the company president’s favorite metaphors and interject in heated debates about the proper way to brew coffee in the company kitchen (if you dare).

The nature of our work means that the Knexus staff gets to work on projects as a whole, rather than just contributing small pieces to a larger, unknown project. Also, as contracts end and are re-structured, staff members have the opportunity to join new projects, furthering their professional development and keeping things interesting. At Knexus, you are a valued employee, not a cog in the machine.

If you’re interested in other benefits like health care and a matching 401K, don’t worry! Knexus provides a comprehensive health care package for its employees, with partial coverage for dependents, a matching 401K, 15 days PTO per year, federal holidays off, and an awesome beach party each summer.

Now that you are desperate to come work for us, here’s what we need from you to make that happen:

  • A can-do attitude. Remember, we are at the cutting edge of artificial intelligence – just because you thought something was impossible in the morning, doesn’t mean we won’t be able to figure it out at lunch.
  • A willingness to learn. Our clients want us to innovate to solve complex problems. You may need to learn new technologies, new coding languages, or new methods of working with eccentric people.
  • With great power comes great responsibility. Our team members aren’t just entering data or copy-pasting code. We are working on important projects and you will play an important role. You will need to take it seriously and own your project.

Due to Federal Government contract regulations, US Citizenship is required for most Knexus positions.

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.


AI Research Scientist – US Citizenship Required

The Opportunity: As a Knexus Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Scientist, you will aid in the research and evaluation of state of the art machine learning (ML) algorithms. The candidate will collaborate with the field’s leading experts to design and administer evaluations of ML algorithms on explainability, trust, and user-machine task performance. This position will give you the opportunity to contribute to state-of-the-art research and shape the development and maturation of the field of explainable AI.

Responsibilities:

  • Design empirical and psychological research studies for AI algorithms
  • Administer evaluations on advanced topics in Computer Science, AI, and ML particularly with respect to topics of explainability, trust, and joint user-machine task performance
  • Assist in the creation of technical documents and publications for AI algorithms

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • MS in Computer Science or a closely related field, or 3 years’ experience
  • Must include 6 months experience with
    • Research on relevant AI topics
    • Development of research prototypes to showcase developed Algorithms
    • Java, C++, or Python

Bonus Experience: 

  • Understanding of Software Engineering Principles in relation to AI research
  • A history of scientific publications on relevant AI research

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.

Apply Now

AI Software Engineer – US Citizenship Required

Multiple Positions (Jr, Mid, and Senior level)

Knexus currently has several openings at varying seniority levels for software engineers with a background in artificial intelligence and/or machine learning. Our projects involve multi-agent simulation, adversarial reasoning, automated planning, and natural language processing. Depending on your experience and skill set, our team will determine which project you’d be best suited for and the appropriate seniority level for you at Knexus.

What will you be doing at Knexus?  

  • Using Python, C++, or Java (depending on the project), work with a team of engineers to develop application services around AI and ML algorithms
  • Collaborate and provide input on design, implementation, and testing of AI systems
  • Learn and contribute to existing frameworks and code architecture
  • Develop applications using industry standard software engineering practices
  • Provide detailed documentation of your work

Sadly, we can’t take everyone who knocks down the door to join our team. We do have some requirements for the position at all levels: 

  • Proficiency in Python, C++, or Java
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with coursework in AI, ML
  • Experience working with Git version control
  • Ability to design and use frameworks and perform unit tests
  • Ability to learn quickly and be detail-oriented

Once you’ve ticked all the boxes above, check out our wish list for potential candidates and preferred for senior level engineers:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science with formal coursework in AI and ML
  • Professional or personal experience applying AI and ML concepts to gaming/simulation, 2D/3D visualizations, or displaying and manipulating map data
  • Experience working with RESTful APIs
  • Familiarity with Docker, SQL, Mongo, or Node.js
  • Experience with build frameworks like Gradle, Maven, Cmake, or Gulp

Here are some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Performance Bonus
  • Health care through Carefirst Blue Cross, Blue Shield – employees are covered 100%, dependents are partially covered
  • 100% coverage for Short term and long term disability and life insurance
  • Matching 401K
  • 15 days of PTO per year – we firmly believe in a good work-life balance and think you should take the time to catch a movie or visit Santa with the kids
  • 10 Federal Holidays per year
  • The opportunity to telecommute when necessary with a monthly telecommuting allowance to make that happen
  • Live far away and need to move to the DMV? We help cover costs for your move to our neck of the woods
  • Did we mention that you get to be part of our awesome, funny, and abundantly weird team? Probably not…this perk includes:
    • Casual dress code
    • Flexible work hours – work 7-3, 11-7, or 9-5 – whatever works for you
    • Annual holiday party and aforementioned beach party
    • Working with a dedicated, passionate group of crazy smart people who just want to code cool stuff while arguing about the definition of a sandwich

OK, you’re hooked, we get it. To apply for this awesome position, just click the button below. Submission of that form will initiate the launch of our hiring process which involves a couple of remote interviews, a code test, pre-employment assessment tests, and an on-site interview. We may also ask for coding samples or examples of your work, academic transcripts, and professional references.

What are you waiting for? Don’t wait for the next Game of Thrones book to come out before you apply!

Apply Now

Full Stack Web Developer – US Citizenship Required

We are looking for a Full Stack Web Developer who can take over an established project, learn the code quickly, and be prepared to take on a leading role in maintaining and improving the application. You will work with our client at the Naval Research Laboratory to assess priorities, anticipate timelines for deliverables, receive feedback and implement changes, and deliver a high-quality, dynamic product to our customer. The ideal candidate should be able to work well independently while also maintaining a good rapport with our long-standing client. As an added challenge, this product is used internally at Knexus and will need to be adaptable to both customers.

What will you be doing at Knexus? 

  • Using Spring and JSP pages to maintain and improve the web application
  • Using jQuery on the front-end for the user interface
  • Gather feedback from the end-user and execute requested changes and improvements
  • Trouble-shoot any bugs or UX problems quickly and provide timely resolutions
  • Collaborate with the client on function and design of the interface
  • Develop the application using industry-standard tools and technologies
  • Provide detailed documentation of your work

Sadly, we can’t take everyone who knocks down the door to join our team. We do have some requirements for the position: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years experience as a full stack web developer
  • Proficiency in Java, Spring, and JSP pages
  • Proficiency with Javascript, jQuery, HTML, and CSS
  • Mutually positive experience working directly with a client
  • Experience consuming and interacting with RESTful APIs

Once you’ve ticked all the boxes above, check out our wish list for potential candidates:

  • Proficiency with modern Javascript frameworks, PostgreSQL, Tomcat
  • Experience working on a team using distributed version control (git, mercurial, etc.)
  • Experience leading a small team of engineers
  • Interest working in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning

Here are some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Performance Bonus
  • Health care through Carefirst Blue Cross, Blue Shield – employees are covered 100%, dependents are partially covered
  • 100% coverage for Short term and long term disability and life insurance
  • Matching 401K
  • 15 days of PTO per year – we firmly believe in a good work-life balance and think you should take the time to catch a movie or visit Santa with the kids
  • 10 Federal Holidays per year
  • The opportunity to telecommute when necessary with a monthly telecommuting allowance to make that happen
  • Live far away and need to move to the DMV? We help cover costs for your move to our neck of the woods
  • Did we mention that you get to be part of our awesome, funny, and abundantly weird team? Probably not…this perk includes:
    • Casual dress code
    • Flexible work hours – work 7-3, 11-7, or 9-5 – whatever works for you
    • Annual holiday party and beach party
    • Working with a dedicated, passionate group of crazy smart people who just want to code cool stuff while arguing about the definition of a sandwich

OK, you’re hooked, we get it. To apply for this awesome position, just click the button below. Submission of that form will initiate the launch of our hiring process which involves a couple of remote interviews, a code test, pre-employment assessment tests, and an on-site interview. We may also ask for coding samples or examples of your work, academic transcripts, and professional references.

What are you waiting for? Don’t wait for the next Game of Thrones book to come out before you apply!

Apply Now

Web Developer – US Citizenship Required

We are looking for a Web Developer who can design and implement an impressive user interface for our mine countermeasure mission planning project (AMORE). You will work with our AI software engineers who have developed the algorithms and back-end system to create a pretty (and functional!) front-end application.

What will you be doing at Knexus? 

  • Using Angular 6 to design, implement, test, and deploy the web application
  • Gather feedback from our client on the UI and execute requested changes and improvements
  • Collaborate with our software engineers on function and design of the interface
  • Develop the application using industry-standard tools and technologies
  • Provide detailed documentation of your work

Sadly, we can’t take everyone who knocks down the door to join our team. We do have some requirements for the position: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years experience as a web application developer
  • Proficiency in Node.js web development ecosystem, preferably Angular
  • Proficiency with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Experience consuming and interacting with RESTful APIs

Once you’ve ticked all the boxes above, check out our wish list for potential candidates:

  • Proficiency in Java and/or Python
  • Experience working on a team using distributed version control
  • Experience working in a small team environment, specifically with developing web applications with software engineers
  • Interest working in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning

Here are some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Performance Bonus
  • Health care through Carefirst Blue Cross, Blue Shield – employees are covered 100%, dependents are partially covered
  • 100% coverage for Short term and long term disability and life insurance
  • Matching 401K
  • 15 days of PTO per year – we firmly believe in a good work-life balance and think you should take the time to catch a movie or visit Santa with the kids
  • 10 Federal Holidays per year
  • The opportunity to telecommute when necessary with a monthly telecommuting allowance to make that happen
  • Live far away and need to move to the DMV? We help cover costs for your move to our neck of the woods
  • Did we mention that you get to be part of our awesome, funny, and abundantly weird team? Probably not…this perk includes:
    • Casual dress code
    • Flexible work hours – work 7-3, 11-7, or 9-5 – whatever works for you
    • Annual holiday party and aforementioned beach party
    • Working with a dedicated, passionate group of crazy smart people who just want to code cool stuff while arguing about the definition of a sandwich

OK, you’re hooked, we get it. To apply for this awesome position, just click the button below and apply. Submission of that form will initiate the launch of our hiring process which involves a couple of remote interviews, a code test, pre-employment assessment tests, and an on-site interview. We may also ask for coding samples or examples of your work, academic transcripts, and professional references.

What are you waiting for? Don’t wait for the next Game of Thrones book to come out before you apply!

Apply Now