AI / ML Research Scientist

No Clearance


Basking Ridge

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Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton Labs delivers innovative solutions and revolutionary new capabilities to solve the most difficult and complex challenges for government agencies, utilities, and commercial customers. With a distinguished heritage tracing back to Bell Labs, Bellcore, DHPC, and Telcordia, our experts pave the way. Peraton Labs' AI/ML research pushes the envelope of technologies, extends state-of-the-art to produce advanced solutions that are customized to meet the objectives of research sponsors and customers.


  • The AI/ML Research Scientist will work with senior research scientists and managers to perform research and development of AI/ML technologies such as natural language processing and generative AI. Candidates are also expected to work with R&D teams to customize and apply developed technologies to problems of interest to our customers.

2 years of experience with BS/BA; 0 years with MS/Ph.D.


Skills and Experience you should possess:

  • Expertise in one or more programming languages: C. C++. Python
  • Demonstratable AI/ML research experience with academic research publications in peer-reviewed international AI/ML conferences
  • Hands-on development experience in AI/ML model building and tuning
  • A minimum of one-year demonstratable experience in working with non proprietary large language models
  • Modern software development practices and toolsets (Git, CI/CD toolchains)

Additional desired skills:

  • Machine Learning libraries, such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc.
  • NLP models and platforms, such as Llama2 and Hugging Face, etc.
  • End-to-end machine learning model development experience
  • Linux, containers such as Docker, and orchestration tool such as Kubernetes
  • Hands-on AI/ML development experience in cloud environments, such as AWS Sage Maker.

Minimum Clearance Requirements:

  • No clearance is required at hiring; US Citizenship with ability to obtain a clearance is required.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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