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Machine Learning Engineer

Bradley University

Bradley University

Software Engineering
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

The Department of Interactive Media at Bradley University seeks a dynamic individual to join our award-winning and nationally ranked department as a Machine Learning Engineer on a government awarded subcontract. U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

This is a non-exempt (hourly) position, working a minimum 30 hours per week and is 100% externally funded, subject to external funding for a maximum of 3 years. Incumbent may work remotely.

The successful candidate will have at least 3 years professional development experience working with established companies. The candidate must have extensive experience in computer vision and machine learning. Experience in Augmented Reality development is preferred but not required

A successful candidate should possess experience in:

  • Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning concepts
  • Developing algorithms for image processing, content-based video/image analysis, object detection, segmentation and tracking
  • Machine Learning and Computer Vision libraries, preferably PyTorch / TensorFlow
  • Implementing, improving, debugging, and maintaining machine learning models
  • Documenting findings and results with supporting statistics for peer discussion and review
  • Industry standard programming languages such as Python and C++

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring the scientific literature for innovations that can be adapted for our use cases
  • Development of solutions from prototype phase through deployment
  • Working closely with a small team to design, code, review and test software features.

The candidate must have a deep understanding of Agile methodologies and their applications in software development. Strong attention to deadlines and budgetary guidelines, strong written and verbal communication skills, and excellent presentation skills are also desired. Experience in research and development of cutting edge technologies, the Unity development platform, is preferred.

Appointment requires a bachelor degree in Machine Learning, Computer Science, relevant technical field, or equivalent years of experience and evidence of successful production experience in creative works and/or industry. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Employment at Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please submit all materials at the time of initial application.

Applications will begin being reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials will not be accepted through third party web sites.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois.

The Department of Interactive Media is part of the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts that consists of the Departments of Art & Design, Communication, Interactive Media, Music, Theatre Arts, an interdisciplinary Global Scholars Program, and its nationally renowned Hollywood Semester. The Slane College enrolls approximately 1,000 students and has a generous endowment, with excellent integrated technology to support teaching and scholarship in six exclusive campus buildings.

Visit Bradley University at: www.bradley.edu

Visit the Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts at: www.bradley.edu/academic/colleges/cfa/

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Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and the IM department is a strong proponent of diversity. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.