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.


AI Scientist

Full-time Position

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.

Citizenship:  U.S. citizenship required.

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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Software Engineer I & II

Full Time Position

About Us:  Knexus Research Corporation is a leading artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning/data science 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 a motivated Software Engineer who can quickly learn new technologies and apply them to solve tough problems that our customers bring to us. You will get to see all parts of the problem and work toward developing robust and efficient solutions.  If you are an energetic, independent thinking individual who is passionate about coding, enjoys working in a small team, wants to learn about state of the art machine learning techniques and develop cool applications, and is excited to work and learn alongside top AI Scientists/ Engineers, then this position is for you.  This is a full time, permanent 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 of these state(s) you choose to live in!

Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively design, implement, and test software using cutting-edge technologies
  • Interact with customers to design and develop robust services to facilitate their needs
  • Use agile development techniques
  • Develop simulations, encode AI knowledge, and conduct user studies

Work Environment

  • Lab-like, Inventive: web technologies, AI, machine learning skunkworks
  • Open:  Investigate, experiment, learn, debate, listen, engage and be heard
  • Casual:  Flip-flops/shorts/leggings/t-shirts are ok!
  • Flexible:  Like to sleep in late, and work into the evening?  That’s ok too!

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Computer Science or related field
  • 0-2+ years experience in Java and/or C++ development
  • Experience with source control systems such as git or mercurial
  • Experience with unit test frameworks such as TestNG or JUnit

Bonus Experience

  • Android development
  • Google Protocol Buffers/SOAP/JAX-WS (or similar)
  • RESTful APIs
  • Python
  • Comfortable in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Technologies such as Docker, Gradle, NoSQL, SQL databases
  • Machine learning techniques including deep learning and reinforcement learning
  • Algorithms, statistics, cryptographic protocols (ex.: TOR, Bitcoin, blockchain)
  • Atlassian JIRA and related software engineering tools

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

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 2017

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