Company Information Octo is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government's most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes. Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region's best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice! Job Description You... You are passionate about creative applications of AI to seemingly intractable problems. You love impacting the mission of the US Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. You are not only a big thinker but also a doer, creator, and inventor. This is an exciting opportunity to join Octo and help develop and expand Octo's AI practice. In this role you will have the opportunity to help chart our AI strategy while helping build core offerings. You will work closely with executives, business line stakeholders, and customers to help design, innovate and build our next generation AI/ML solutions and offerings focused on the defense and intelligence ecosystems. In this role you will drive the creation of innovative, mission relevant, AI products from ideation, through MVP, pilot, and production. You will help solve real world problems and challenges faced by US special operations forces, analysts, and decision makers. From a leadership standpoint, you will directly support Octo's CTO office and oLabs AI Center of Excellence. You will also serve as a solution architect and SOF subject matter expert to help shape customer-specific AI related proposals. Us... We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client's missions. Program Mission... You are joining one of the most unique innovation-focused organization in government contracting.... oLabs™. Octo develops innovative solutions and ideates new concepts (e.g. AI, ML) in our oLabs™ research and development facility. oLabs™ is where our diverse team of misfits, ML academics, special operators and subject matter experts build mission-specific AI enabled capabilities with increased data to decision and warfighter efficiency in mind. At oLabs™ we do not believe in one size fits all AI applications. Every sensor, data source, problem, question, and mission require intimate understanding of the operational environment, deep technical expertise, and empathy at every step in the technology development process. Skills & Requirements Requirements... * Minimum 3 years of mission planning, analysis, or operational experience at the Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC), Special Operations Joint Task Force (SOJTF) and/or Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF) level * Graduate of Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) or similar SOF training qualification * Experience with Advanced Military Intelligence relating to Irregular Warfare and/or SOF Operations * Knowledge of SOCOM, USASOC, NSWC, MARSOC, AFSOC, and/or JSOC requirements development processes * Knowledge of SOCOM, USASOC, NSWC, MARSOC, AFSOC, and/or JSOC acquisitions processes * Basic understanding of machine learning and statistical analysis concepts (eg. Regression) * Experience with building analysis products for SOF or IC customers * Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance Desired Skills: * TS/SCI Clearance * Proven experience building AI or data science applications for the US Intelligence Community * Proven experience building AI or data science applications for close combat applications * Able to clearly communicate and provide positive recommendation of improvements to existing software application * Professional technology product management experience or training * PMP certification Years of Experience: 10+ years of experience or more. Education: Bachelor's degree Clearance: U.S. Citizenship required, and ability to obtain DoD Secret Clearance Location: Reston, VA Octo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.