Job Description

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AI-Enabled Autonomous Systems Technical Program Manager and Lead Scientist

The Opportunity: 

Our organization is seeking a highly skilled and motivated AI-Enabled Autonomous Technical Program Manager and Lead Scientist to join our team.

The ideal candidate will help build and lead R&D projects focused on developing, engineering, and integrating cutting-edge AI technologies into Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS). In this role, you will be responsible for leading the design and development of advanced algorithms and software solutions that enable the effective operation of autonomous systems. You will conduct experiments and simulations to evaluate the performance and robustness of AI software in various scenarios and environments. Your leadership expertise will enable you to collaborate with cross-functional teams, including hardware engineers, system engineers, and product managers to ensure the successful integration of these technologies into the IAS development pipeline.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

·       Experience in AI research and development with a focus on IAS

·       Experience with AI techniques, including deep learning, reinforcement learning, computer vision, natural language processing, or knowledge representation to solve complex problems in autonomous systems

·       Experience with programming languages and frameworks, including C++, Python, ROS, TensorFlow, or PyTorch

·       Experience with optimizing the efficiency and scalability of AI software using cloud computing, edge computing, or distributed systems

·       Ability to develop innovative AI algorithms and solutions to improve the performance of IAS

·       Ability to work closely with stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of projects, including managing stakeholder expectations, communicating project status updates, and addressing issues

·       Ability to research and produce internal and external technical publications

·       Ability to obtain a security clearance

·       Master's degree

Nice If You Have:

·       Experience with providing technical guidance and mentorship to junior team members, including overseeing their work and providing feedback to help them grow and develop their skills

·       Experience with developing Test, Evaluation, Verification, and Validation (TEV&V) procedures and techniques for IAS

·       Experience with R&D proposal writing and organization

·       Ability to build collaboration partnerships with industry and academic institutions

·       Ability to identify opportunities for innovation by keeping up with the latest developments in AI and ML technologies and autonomous systems technologies

·       Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills

·       Possession of excellent leadership skills

·       Secret clearance

·       Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field preferred; Doctorate degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field a plus


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

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 develop 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 $106,200.00 to $242,000.00 (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.

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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