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Senior Data Scientist

UTC Aerospace Systems

Job description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop core capability in making sense of data collected by our sensors through machine learning, deep learning, and other advanced analytical techniques.
  • Develop algorithms and tools designed to fuse information from multiple sources to enhance confidence in the assessment of various targets.
  • Develop novel algorithms for the detection, classification, and identification of targets in remotely sensed imagery, including electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), multispectral (MSI), hyperspectral (HSI), synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and LIDAR.
  • Leverage and extend existing open source deep learning frameworks for automated image understanding.
  • Develop techniques to fuse information from multiple intelligence sources, including GEOINT, ELINT, SIGINT, MASINT, and HUMINT.
  • Collaborate with defense labs, national labs, industry partners, and academia in the development of tools and algorithms.
  • Collaborate with business development and program managers in the writing of proposals to fund activities related to data science and its application.
  • Assist Information & Intelligence Discipline Chief in the development of a strategic plan for operationalizing tools developed for multi-source and multi-INT data fusion.
  • Collaborate with Data Engineers to manage developed tools in a larger ecosystem of our own and third party tools to form a complete and seamless Big Data analytics system able to run on static and cloud platform architectures.

*Education / Certifications 

BS required, advanced degree preferred in math, physics, electrical engineering, signal processing, or related technical field.

  • 6+ years experience with BS
  • 4+ years experience with MS
  • 2+ years experience with PhD

*Experience / Qualifications 

Required Skills: 

  • Strong math and statistics background.
  • Experience in data mining, Big Data analytics, machine learning, Deep Learning, computer vision, and/or other related topics.
  • Experience applying deep learning frameworks to imagery of any type.
  • Software development in any or all of the following: R, Python, C, C++, CUDA, or similar.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience developing these types of solutions for the defense and/or intelligence communities.


  • Adaptability to working with disparate data sources.
  • Keeping current on rapid pace of technology development both within our company and industry at large.
  • Multi-task across concurrent activities.
  • Able to self-direct activity with a focus on results that have a clear transition path to operational utility.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for technical information.

U.S. Citizenship required, with ability to obtain DoD Security Clearance.

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