Job Description

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Autonomy Engineer, Lead

The Opportunity: 

Booz Allen's Digital Battlespace team is seeking an experienced AI project manager to lead the development of autonomous technologies and systems for our client. This effort will identify and mature autonomy technologies with a team of software engineers and architects, machine learning engineers, and systems engineers to provide the DoD with an Autonomy Hub to develop and mature various technologies and tools needed to deploy AI.


This role will work closely with government clients to build and scale autonomous systems to support a government Autonomy Hub. You'll work closely with both government SMEs and with our engineers to deliver these paradigm shifting technologies and ensure that the deliverables and demonstrations meet the government's need and intent. Your work here will enable the delivery of AI and Autonomy solutions to our nation.

As an experienced engineer, you know that machine learning is critical to understanding and processing massive datasets. Your ability to conduct statistical analyses on business processes using ML techniques makes you an integral part of delivering a customer-focused solution. We need your technical knowledge and desire to problem-solve to support a government autonomy hub developing solutions for warfighters. As a machine learning engineer on our Digital Battlespace team, you’ll train, test, deploy, and maintain models that learn from data.   

In this role, you’ll lead the direction of mission-critical solutions by applying best-fit ML algorithms and introducing leading-edge technologies. You’ll share your knowledge with a large community of machine learning engineers across the firm and collaborate with other AI&ML experts, developers, and engineers to deliver world class solutions to create a centralized repository for Autonomy Development and Tools supporting warfighters. Your advanced consulting skills and extensive technical expertise will guide clients as they navigate the landscape of ML algorithms, tools, and frameworks. 

Work with us to solve real-world challenges and define ML strategy for deploying actionable autonomy across the DoD. 

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have:  

  • 8+ years of experience designing, modifying, developing, writing, and implementing software programming applications

  • 5+ years of experience developing system architecture or requirements to develop and deploy autonomy applications

  • 3+ years of experience designing, modifying, developing, writing, and implementing software for Machine Learning, Computer
    Vision or Autonomy

  • 3+ years of experience developing and deploying CI/CD pipelines for AI, ML or Autonomy

  • Experience creating solutions to complex problems within a collaborative team environment

  • Ability to work with automated testing tools to perform testing and maintenance

  • Secret clearance

  • Bachelor's degree or 8+ years of experience in software engineering in lieu of a degree

Nice If You Have:  

  • Experience with modular open systems approach (MOSA) standards

  • Experience with object-oriented and service-oriented architecture software development

  • Knowledge of data classification tools for ML

  • Knowledge of cloud architecture and deployment frameworks for AI 


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.  

Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.  

A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us. 


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $125,600.00 to $285,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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