Sunfire Solutions Cleared AI/ML Software Engineer - Expert Fairfax, VA · Full time

Cleared AI/ML Software Engineer (10+yrs Development, 5+yrs AI/ML)


We are looking for talented AI/ML Software Engineers and Data Scientists with active security clearance (TS/SCI with poly) to train, test, and maintain big-data analysis solutions for our clients.  You will work closely with stakeholders and management to gather requirements and domain insights, take the lead on technical challenges, and mentor junior team members.  In this role, you should be able to work independently with minimal supervision, communicate effectively, stay organized, and provide detailed technical analysis. 

Join a team of experienced engineers that love working with the latest technologies, enjoy hands-on development, and strive to build the best solutions to meet our users’ needs.

What you will be doing:

  • This is primarily an engineering role, so expect to spend the majority of your time coding, analyzing data, and providing technical solutions with a team of engineers.
  • Writing clean, professional code, and encouraging others to do the same
  • Designing technical solutions given broadly scoped requirements
  • Identifying appropriate technologies / stacks to use to meet clients needs
  • Streamlining technical processes when necessary for automation / devops
  • Troubleshooting and debugging technical issues
  • Sharing technical knowledge with other developers

What you will not be doing:

  • Spending your days writing user documentation, or designing powerpoints
  • Simply installing and integrating COTS products
  • Working with stagnant technologies
  • Writing status reports or justifying career-goal metrics

Technical Skills:

  • 10+ years of demonstrated software engineering experience 
  • 5+ years of AI/ML, or Data Science R&D experience
  • Extensive knowledge programming in Python, Java, Javascript, C++, or Rust
  • Experience with Machine Learning tools (PyTorch, TensorFlow, Scikit-learn)
  • Significant experience with database systems (SQL, NoSQL)
  • Knowledge of OO design patterns and software architectural patterns
  • Experience with web-based communication elements (REST, GraphQL) 
  • Familiarity with linux operating systems
  • Familiarity with AWS services and cloud deployments

What you’ll need:

  • Active US Government Security Clearance (background investigation and polygraph preferred)
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Willingness to take on challenges and learn new things
  • Desire to be at the forefront of your field
  • Ability to work individually or in groups
  • BS/BA in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience


$180,000 - $220,000 per year