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Data Science and Machine Learning, 2019 Undergraduate Intern

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Filter by Date: Dec 7, 2018

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 43609 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?

Responsibilities

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Data Science and Machine Learning Undergraduate Intern for an internship opportunity developing machine learning algorithms. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA. Approximately 10-week summer internship from May/June to August 2019.
 

The qualified candidate will become part of the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Department. The primary application is research and implementation of machine learning algorithms for multi-category object recognition/classification software, as well as software infrastructure to support dataset management and automated testing. The resulting software will be added to an existing C++/Python code library.

 

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Conduct research and implementation of multi-category object recognition/classification software
  • Contribute to an existing C++/Python code library. 
  • Participates with an interdisciplinary team in ongoing research or technical programs with academic collaboration partners.
  • Applies standard techniques and procedures to carry out a series of prescribed scientific and/or engineering tasks.
  • Training and mentorship will be provided.

Qualifications

Performance standards to be successful in this internship position include:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company’s values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited college/university degree program pursuing a Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, data science, mathematics or related field
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance
  • US Citizenship required
  • Programming experience (e.g. C++, Python)
  • Experience with object-oriented programming
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) and work in a team environment
  • Desire to learn the vast and expanding field of data science and machine learning

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Active security clearance
  • Interest in machine and deep learning
  • Strong programming skills utilizing Scikit-learn, Keras, TensorFlow and/or OpenCV libraries
  • Participation in extracurricular activities related to data science (e.g. Kaggle competitions)
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaborative environments

 

Temporary housing assistance is not available.

 

The Aerospace Corporation functions as the nation’s independent testing, assessment, and research center for national security space systems, specializing in advanced military space systems.  Aerospace offers summer internship positions at our headquarters in El Segundo, California, and our campuses in Chantilly, Virginia, Colorado and New Mexico to give students the opportunity to work in the scientific, technical, or administrative areas of the company.

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position. 

 

Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Employment Type: Intern 

Work Schedule: Full Time 

 

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement


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