1+ months

Senior/Lead Biometrics Engineer

McLean, VA

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The MITRE Corporation is seeking a senior/lead Computer Science/Biometrics Engineer to foster and lead highly skilled technical staff to develop and apply machine learning, computer vision and biometrics capability to provide MITRE-unique value across multiple sponsors and driving multiple research initiatives and efforts across MITRE or in collaboration with academy, industry and sponsors.


Key Functions:  

  • Work with department leadership to develop and evolve an enduring, adaptive and forward-looking applied biometrics strategy and capability advancing the Department domain knowledge and capabilities that align with strategic/significant sponsor needs and challenges.

  • Provide thought leadership and collaborate with industry, academia, and MITRE Technical Centers, portfolio and program divisions in innovation and research initiatives related to computer vision, machine learning, biometrics, video/audio analytics in combination with other capability areas (e.g., big data, cybersecurity).

  • Contribute to the technical work program of one or more projects and provide technical guidance and quality products focused on successful sponsor outcomes, including strong support, leadership, and encouragement for the transition of research results to sponsor operations.

  • Provide exemplary leadership, caring mentorship, and collaborative technical advice to staff related to Department domain knowledge or capabilities.



PhD with a minimum of 1 year of related experience in computer science or biometrics. Background in image/video/signal processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, machine learning, biometrics, and statistical analysis. Experience in C/C++, C#, and Java/J2EE development. Scripting knowledge (Bash, Perl, and Python).  Skilled in various programming languages and environments, such as, C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Perl, Python, SQL, JSON, and XML.


Preferred Qualifications:


Experience with hands-on biometrics algorithm evaluation, biometric sensors, biometric system integration, biometrics databases, biometric imagery data quality evaluation, biometrics data specification, identity resolution, large scale biometric systems and web services. Familiarity with mobile computing, computer networking, distributed processing, cloud computing, cybersecurity and big data.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or similar field, and 3 years of experience. Candidate must be able to demonstrate an ability to apply advanced principles, theories and concepts comparable to those obtained with a Master's degree in a relevant field of study. Candidate should understand the missions, domains and challenges of MITRE customers. In addition, the candidate understands that he/she will be fully responsible for deliverables-including definition, completion, and technical quality, as well as assuring consistency across the responsibility span.


  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Signal Processing

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