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Lead AI Security Engineer with Security Clearance

MITRE Corporation
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13 Jun 2024

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Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges–and we're committed to the long–term well–being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not–for–profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day–working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE–and make a difference with us. Department Summary: MITRE's Trustworthy & Secure AI Department within the Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy Innovation Center consists of a diverse team united by a passion and a sense of urgency to harness trustworthy and assured artificial intelligence (AI) to help solve problems in the public interest. The Trustworthy & Secure AI (TSAI) Department supports our sponsors' missions by delivering capabilities for securing and increasing trust in AI–enabled systems, including data driven AI risk awareness and mitigation, AI red teaming, and trusted tools and techniques for applying AI in high consequence environments. The TSAI Department works across government, industry, and academia to provide, assess, and shape trustworthy and secure AI systems to address complex mission needs for our sponsors. Our work provides opportunities to address real–world challenges in the rapidly developing field of AI assurance, and to research and prototype new methods to address mission needs. We are looking for highly motivated, adaptive, and self–directed candidates to perform research, development, engineering, evaluation, and integration of AI and large language models (LLMs). We are looking for expertise in AI and machine learning (ML), particularly the development, training, and use of LLMs. Job Description: The position involves researching, developing, evaluating, and integrating AI capabilities, with a particular focus on security and trust, especially for LLMs. Specific responsibilities will include: Work in and provide technical leadership to cross–functional teams to develop and implement AI/ML solutions, including capabilities that leverage LLM technology
Analyze AI use cases and recommend secure and trustworthy solutions to sponsors
Prototype AI and/or LLM–based tools to meet operational needs
Evaluate technology solutions in the context of mission data and workflow needs, and provide actionable recommendations
Convey complex ideas to non–technical audiences through briefings and/or white papers
Lead projects or small teams to solve complex AI security problems for our sponsors Basic Qualifications: Requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related disciplines; or 6 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 5 years' experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience
Demonstrated recent experience with large language models
Demonstrated advanced skills with Python and the standard ML stack (Tensorflow/Torch, NumPy, Pandas, etc.)
Ability to work independently to learn new technologies, methods, processes, frameworks/platforms, and systems
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to articulate challenging technical concepts to both lay and expert audiences
Must be able to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance
This position requires a minimum of 50% hybrid on–site Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in computer science, engineering, or related disciplines
Track–record of successful deployment of AI/ML systems or components that have been used by customers or stakeholders outside of a lab/experimental setting
Active IC or DOD TS/SCI security clearance
8+ years of impactful work experience in AI–related fields This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s): None This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s): Secret Work Location Type:
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