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Machine Learning Engineer

About this Job

Join the team at Skyward, Ltd., an innovative aerospace company based in Dayton that is rapidly expanding! We're on the lookout for talented individuals to join our Modeling & Simulation group, where you'll be at the forefront of groundbreaking projects for the U.S. Armed Services.


In this role, you'll dive into implementing cutting-edge machine learning algorithms to tackle fascinating challenges like modeling temporal sensor data, analyzing video data from experiments, and ensuring data integrity. Imagine developing an object detector for high-speed video data collected during ballistic experiments – that's just one example of the impactful projects you'll be involved in!


Not only will you get to work with state-of-the-art technology, including accelerated hardware and supercomputing resources, but you'll also be instrumental in crafting optimized machine learning solutions for data-intensive applications. Plus, with opportunities available for both full-time and part-time positions, you can even pursue this opportunity while completing your degree.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop high performance data pipelines to pre-process, clean, augment, and curate datasets for machine learning processes for imagery and sensor data.
  • Develop Machine Learning models for a variety of data types including imagery, time-series, and numeric data. Image tasks include computer vision algorithms like image detection, classification, tracking, and segmentation. Time series model development include neural networks for tasks such as pattern-of-life, anomaly detection, pattern recognition, and identification.
  • Identify appropriate Machine Learning and Computer Vision techniques to successfully model task objectives for a variety of data types.
  • Modify popular pre-trained Machine Learning models to suit the needs of custom- 
  •  tailored solutions.
  • Conduct analysis and evaluation of Machine Learning solutions to meet the needs of project specifications including identifying the efficiency and efficacy of trained models.
  • Integrate machine learning with pre-existing software (analysis tools, common operating picture utilities, etc.).
  • Collaborate with the Skyward team and participate in a unique mentorship opportunity to integrate machine learning with state-of-the-art dynamic simulations and testing.
  • Meet with customers and partners to better understand their problems and with Skyward’s subject matter experts to devise solutions.
  • Organize and analyze data to derive conclusions, insights, and confidence level.
  • Write reports, develop presentations, and take an active role in the development of new proposals.
  • Support Live Fire and other test’s onsite data collection and analysis.
  • Travel to meet with customers and support data collection at test sites.


Skills, Proficiencies:

  • Experience with common programming languages/packages related to Machine Learning such as Python, C++, TensorFlow/Pytorch, Numpy, Pandas, MatPlotLib, etc.
  • Experience with transforming and processing data, developing data pipelines, and understanding issues with data integrity for Machine Learning systems.
  • Good communication skills to foster cooperative working relationships.
  • Willingness to learn, self-starting, and proactive.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


Minimum Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship Required with an Ability to Obtain Secret Clearance
  • Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Related Field or Equivalent work Experience


About Skyward, Ltd.

Founded in 1997, Skyward, Ltd. began with a vision to provide customers with more personal and detail-oriented professional services. Today, Skyward has expanded its capabilities to provide custom product solutions to customer problems utilizing technology research and development. Skyward’s expertise includes test & evaluation, modeling & simulation, and game-changing areas such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), additive manufacturing, and machine learning.


Skyward works on a diverse range of projects, from survivability assessments to fire protection technology development. With access to advanced tools and resources, including modeling and simulation techniques and machine learning, you'll play a crucial role in delivering high-quality solutions to our clients.


At Skyward, we pride ourselves on our commitment to making innovative solutions for our customers, whether it's through supporting military operations or assisting with forest fire management. And with a focus on collaboration and continuous improvement, you'll have the opportunity to grow and develop your skills alongside experienced professionals in the field.


If you're looking for a rewarding career in engineering, Skyward, Ltd. could be the perfect fit for you. Join us and be part of a team that values professionalism, integrity, and excellence.