AI/ML Engineer

Increasingly aggressive global adversaries have created a generational challenge which demands integrated deterrence. American industry loses $600 billion annually due to theft and expropriation of critical technology making the counterintelligence mission paramount. Cyber-attacks on government and commercial networks have soared to unprecedented levels. Data is becoming increasingly complex. By next year, every human on the planet will create an average of 1.7mb of data per second. Information is the new battlefield. Torch.AI plays a pivotal role in using AI to make data easier to use and combat these ever-increasing challenges. Learn more about how you can be a part of a great mission!

Become Part of the Torch.AI Journey!

At Torch.AI, we’re on a journey to create decision advantage and enterprise efficiency at scale with a new form of in-memory AI for the world’s most important mission-driven organizations. Today, we help improve national security, protect U.S. interests, eliminate fraud, reduce risk, and enable better customers experiences. Our team is highly focused and cares deeply about the work we do as a pioneer in the data and AI field and a key partner supporting U.S. strategic, operational, and tactical military forces, warfighters, and national defense capabilities. We’re passionate about solving complex problems. Join us in our mission to help organizations Unlock Human Potential.

Unlock Your Potential:

Join our elite team in a rare opportunity as a Mid-Level AI/ML Engineer. This position is critical to the company’s ability to continue to pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, and in particular high speed autonomous data fusion, analysis and decision support. You will be directly contributing to Torch.AI’s R&D efforts in a real-world customer centric environment. With more than 20 awarded and in-flight patents, this is a rare opportunity for technologists with gumption.

What Sets This Role Apart:

  • Our decentralized operating model puts every employee at the forefront of our customers’ missions.
  • We value customer intimacy, unique perspectives, and dedication to delivering lasting impact and results. You’ll have the opportunity to work on the frontlines of major customer programs and influence lasting success for Torch.AI and your teammates.
  • There are very few companies in the world with the credentials we have. You’ll have an opportunity to support critically important customer missions and work with paradigm-changing technology.
  • The role is critical in positioning Torch.AI as a leader in data infrastructure AI in the market and helps ensure the company is well-positioned for the next stages of growth.
  • Torch.AI is in the midst of a fundamental period, with several initiatives and investments anticipated to fuel hyper-growth across a diverse customer base.
  • You’ll play a significant role in strengthening Torch.AI’s reputation as one of Forbes’ Best Startup Employers.
  • Our mission is centered on providing national counterintelligence products and delivering solutions to meet the needs of our diverse customer base. ranging from private to public sectors.

Ownership and Influence:

  • Design, build, and maintain scalable data pipelines and infrastructure to support our data-driven initiatives.
  • Research, establish, and maintain the MLOps infrastructure needed to ensure the reliability and availability of the ML pipelines.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to understand data requirements and ensure the integrity, reliability, and efficiency of our data systems.
  • Responsible for cross-account AI model development and refinement, as well as providing cross-account support as needed.
  • Collaborate with a team comprising of skilled platform engineers tasked with creating, developing, and upholding our data infrastructure platform.
  • Contribute to the strategic vision and guide the trajectory for data and AI endeavors in harmony with corporate goals.
  • Engage in frequent communication and interaction with senior executives and technical architects to align customer requirements with AI/ML development efforts.

Critical Skills:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • Strong proficiency in Python including experience building services with Flask.
  • 1-3 years of experience working with model libraries such as ScikitLearn, spaCy, and Hugging Face.
  • Experience with preparing data, training, and evaluating models.

What We Value:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Subject matter expertise and proven success within the market segment.
  • Ability to convey complex technical concepts to stakeholders.
  • Aptitude for working collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Awareness of ethical considerations and responsible AI practices.
  • Employee will potentially be a CUI user and must complete specific training and policy notification prior to exposure.
  • Experience with Vector databases, LLMs, and prompt engineering.
  • Understanding of distributed computing principles and experience with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Kafka, Hive, HBase).
  • Solid grasp of database concepts (SQL, NoSQL) and experience with relational databases (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL) and distributed storage systems (e.g., Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage).
  • Hands-on experience with containerization and orchestration tools (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) and proficiency in DevOps practices (CI/CD, infrastructure as code).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Eligible for Top Secrect security clearance.

Professional Ambiance:

  • This role thrives in a cutting-edge, high-performance workspace.
  • Base of operations is located in our Leawood, KS hub, with occasional opportunities for a flexible hybrid/remote work arrangement.

Equity Program:

  • Immediate eligibility to participate in the company equity incentive program.
  • Employees at Torch.AI have an opportunity to become partners in the firm.

Incentives and Advantages:

  • Competitive salary, performance bonus, and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to participate in Torch.AI’s employee equity incentive program.
  • Unlimited PTO.
  • 11 paid holidays each year.
  • Dynamic and energetic teammates.
  • Incredible chance for professional advancement in a rapidly scaling high-tech environment.
  • Weekly in-office catering at headquarters.
  • Access to company entertainment suite at the Kansas City T-Mobile Center, with tickets to all major events and concerts.
  • Exceptional medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Company sponsored life and disability coverage.
  • Relocation benefits.

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