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Chief Engineer- Machine Learning

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
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MORSE is an innovative, employee-owned, tech company located in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA specializing in solving multi-disciplinary problems faced by the US National Security Ecosystem. Our specially selected team of engineers, software developers and scientists develop algorithms, software integrated prototypes and solutions for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Manned and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Mission Planning, and Situational Awareness.


As a Chief Engineer at MORSE, you will be leading teams of engineers to develop and deploy capabilities to address highly complex machine learning challenges. The Chief Engineer will lead multi-disciplinary teams developing algorithmic, software, and data solutions for military personnel and autonomous systems. The machine learning challenges span natural language processing, real-time computer vision, offline computer vision, machine translation, and regression. The focus of MORSE and MORSE’s program is on fielding and deployment, so the machine learning tasks span the entire machine learning pipeline, and include data collection, labeling, pipeline engineering, model development, model training, model deployment, system deployment, test & evaluation, model comparison, algorithm testing, system testing, and operational testing. Team sizes range from 5-20 people, and program timelines range from 6 months to multiple years.  Internally, you will lead teams through an Agile development process, maintain schedules and budgets, and provide overall direction for successful completion of programs.  Externally, you will maintain customer relationships, serve as a subject matter expert, and help to propose and shape future programs.


Candidates that have technical breadth across software engineering disciplines, technical depth in a machine learning discipline, and can manage technical teams internally while interfacing with external customers from the Aerospace and Defense industry will thrive in this role. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of successfully leading programs with a strong background in machine learning applications. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience hiring and managing multi-disciplinary engineering teams. Technically strong individuals will thrive in this role.

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED or the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance

  • Strong background developing aerospace and defense technologies for programs related to data science, machine learning, data engineering, real-time systems, computer vision, and/or natural language processing.

  • Expertise in the statistics required to compare machine learning models.

  • Expertise in Agile development processes and tools.

  • Demonstrated performance in managing program budgets and schedules to successful program conclusion 

  • Proven record interfacing with customers and developing external relationships.

  • Experience with proposal writing and costing.

  • Experience with hiring and staffing engineering teams.

  • MS (preferred) or PhD in engineering or equivalent degree, at least 10 years of technical experience, and at least 3 years of program management experience in aerospace and defense or related domain.


The team at MORSE takes pride in being the smart team that is easy to work with. We focus on steady, long-term success while maintaining a collaborative, enjoyable work experience for its employees. Our team values work-life balance through flexibility and other programs, along with a comprehensible benefits package for employees and families. For more information, please visit www.morsecorp.com.


Posted: 2021-12-31 Expires: 2022-01-31

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