Why Work Here

Leave your mark

Leave your mark

At SparkCognition, you’ll have the chance to work in a rapidly growing company, at the cutting edge of a field that’s reshaping society as we know it.

Do the impossible

Do the impossible

Our team is self-motivated, pursuing innovation at a fast and furious pace. We love nothing more than the thrill of making it through a tough problem and seeing the final outstanding result.

Be part of a community

Be part of a community

We pride ourselves on the diverse skill sets, backgrounds, and personalities we have at SparkCognition, and believe those differences are the key to our inventiveness.

Together, we're changing industries

At SparkCognition, we embrace new technologies. We develop and explore new capabilities and integrate them into our industry-leading platforms and products. Members of our team encourage each other to pursue new ideas and see them through, no matter how challenging. We strive, as individuals and as a team, to make a positive, lasting impact on the field of artificial intelligence.

Our Positions

SGS - Engineering

Senior Solutions Architect - Government Systems

Location Austin, TX
Experience Experienced

Location: Washington, D.C; Austin, TX; Potentially remote

Senior Solutions Architect 

Are you excited to help Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC) leverage massive amounts of data by deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to help improve the quality and speed of decision making? Are you ready to be a part of the world’s only full-spectrum AI company exclusively focused on national security and defense customers and their missions?  Then we want to hear from you! 
 
At SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS), we are helping customers across various services and agencies deploy AI in support of their mission to fuse together a wide set of data, adapt models in real-time, define and predict normal patterns of life, spot anomalies to anticipate decisions, and increase the speed and quality of decisions.  
 
As an SGS Senior Solutions Architect (SA), you will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for designing machine learning solutions that leverage SGS capabilities to help our customers create high impact outcomes and help SGS define and implement a product roadmap to help customers with their needs.  You will be the key link between the customer and engineering teams helping turn desires and needs into technical solutions—influencing roadmaps and driving innovation.  This will require you to bring experience with machine learning, AI, and software development; strong people and customer engagement skills; and a desire to work in ambiguous environments to move requirements and use cases onto paper and into the hands of key customers.   

Required Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of experience in design/implementation/consulting experience of Machine Learning/AI/Deep Learning solutions 

  • 3+ years of experience with one or more Deep Learning frameworks such as Apache MXNet, TensorFlow, Caffe2, Keras, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, Torch and Theano 

  • 5+ years professional experience in software development in languages related to ML. 

  • 3+ years of experience of technical architecture, design, deployment and operational level knowledge of AI platforms, standards, protocols and devices 

  • Open in location of Washington, DC or Austin, TX—or a willingness to travel there as often as required for customer success. 

  • Ability to get a US security clearance.  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Graduate degree in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Machine Learning, Operations Research, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.) 

  • 5+ years of industry experience in predictive modeling and analysis 

  • Ability to develop experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, use of strong baselines, ability to accurately determine cause and effect relationships 

  • Technical sales or consulting experience and track record of helping customers with their AI needs 

  • Publications or presentation in recognized Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Data Mining journals/conferences 

  • Able to write production level code, which is well-written and explainable 

  • Experience handling large datasets 

  • Combination of deep technical skills and business to successfully interface with all levels and disciplines within our customers’ organization 

  • Strong preference to work in teams, ability to deal well with ambiguity, solid prioritization skills, and delivering results in a start-up environment. 

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance 

Clearance:  

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

SparkCognition Government Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at SGS are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com. 

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Senior Solutions Architect - Government Systems

Location Austin, TX
Experience Experienced

Location: Washington, D.C; Austin, TX

Senior Solutions Architect 

Are you excited to help Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC) leverage massive amounts of data by deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to help improve the quality and speed of decision making? Are you ready to be a part of the world’s only full-spectrum AI company exclusively focused on national security and defense customers and their missions?  Then we want to hear from you! 
 
At SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS), we are helping customers across various services and agencies deploy AI in support of their mission to fuse together a wide set of data, adapt models in real-time, define and predict normal patterns of life, spot anomalies to anticipate decisions, and increase the speed and quality of decisions.  
 
As an SGS Senior Solutions Architect (SA), you will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for designing machine learning solutions that leverage SGS capabilities to help our customers create high impact outcomes and help SGS define and implement a product roadmap to help customers with their needs.  You will be the key link between the customer and engineering teams helping turn desires and needs into technical solutions—influencing roadmaps and driving innovation.  This will require you to bring experience with machine learning, AI, and software development; strong people and customer engagement skills; and a desire to work in ambiguous environments to move requirements and use cases onto paper and into the hands of key customers.   

Required Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of experience in design/implementation/consulting experience of Machine Learning/AI/Deep Learning solutions 

  • 3+ years of experience with one or more Deep Learning frameworks such as Apache MXNet, TensorFlow, Caffe2, Keras, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, Torch and Theano 

  • 5+ years professional experience in software development in languages related to ML. 

  • 3+ years of experience of technical architecture, design, deployment and operational level knowledge of AI platforms, standards, protocols and devices 

  • Open in location of Washington, DC or Austin, TX—or a willingness to travel there as often as required for customer success. 

  • Ability to get a US security clearance.  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Graduate degree in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Machine Learning, Operations Research, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.) 

  • 5+ years of industry experience in predictive modeling and analysis 

  • Ability to develop experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, use of strong baselines, ability to accurately determine cause and effect relationships 

  • Technical sales or consulting experience and track record of helping customers with their AI needs 

  • Publications or presentation in recognized Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Data Mining journals/conferences 

  • Able to write production level code, which is well-written and explainable 

  • Experience handling large datasets 

  • Combination of deep technical skills and business to successfully interface with all levels and disciplines within our customers’ organization 

  • Strong preference to work in teams, ability to deal well with ambiguity, solid prioritization skills, and delivering results in a start-up environment. 

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance 

Clearance:  

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

SparkCognition Government Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at SGS are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com. 

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Senior Systems Engineer

Location Austin, TX
Experience Experienced

Sr. Systems Engineer 

SparkCognition is an AI leader that offers business-critical solutions for customers in energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, finance, aerospace, defense, and security. A highly awarded company recognized for cutting-edge technology, SparkCognition develops AI-powered, cyber-physical software for the safety, security, reliability, and optimization of IT, OT, and the Industrial IoT. 

SparkCognition is looking for a System Engineer who can help drive SparkCognition’s Corporate IT initiatives. The ideal candidate has experience in deploying new solutions, monitoring and maintaining physical & virtual servers, troubleshooting Windows & Linux servers, and assisting with networking as needed. The position offers opportunities for designing new solutions to manage servers, endpoints, SaaS apps, IaaS and user authentication.  

Responsibilities 

  • Research, implement, and document solutions for servers & endpoint management, IAM, on/offboarding automation, and public cloud resources (eg. GCP, AWS).
  • Assist with updating and securing Corporate systems (eg. Linux, Windows, Active Directory, SaaS apps, Network hardware) 
  • Manage security aspects of different systems such as phishing campaigns, reviewing suspicious emails, system antivirus, and periodic vulnerability scans.
  • Collaborate with team to troubleshoot network & systems issues, perform root cause analysis, and prevent similar reoccurrences. 
  • Suggest improvements to monitoring process and tools as needed. 
  • Participate in on-call rotation to minimize downtime of internal resources. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications 

  • 2-3 years experience managing CentOS/Ubuntu, using Ansible and writing playbooks. 
  • Ability to deploy, update and troubleshoot physical assets (eg. Dell servers, Isilon, Synology, Switches, Access points) 
  • Must have functional knowledge of networking, firewalls, DNS, DHCP, VPCs, ACLs, security and troubleshooting. 
  • Experience in Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud technologies 
  • Collaborative team player willing to learn new technologies 
  • Experience with monitoring platforms (eg. PRTG, Nagios, Zabbix) 
  • Strong written and verbal communication, organization and customer services skills.
  • Familiarity with some of the following technologies:
    • Automation/configuration management tools like Ansible, Distributed Shell, Parallel Shell
    • Scripting languages like PowerShell, Bash, Python
    • G Suite (Email, G Drive, etc)
    • Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Azure
    • Active Directory & Certificate Authorities
    • Jamf, Desktop Central, SCCM
    • Cloud networking and traffic management (VPCs, load balancers, network segmentation)
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VP of Business Development - Government Systems

Location Washington, DC
Experience Experienced

Company Overview/Statement: 

SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS) is the world’s first full-spectrum artificial intelligence company devoted entirely to government and national defense. SGS is well-equipped to deliver cost-effective solutions to improve the performance of the government's critical functions through capabilities such as logistics network optimization, legacy platform maintenance, and more. 

The Business Development Leader will support SGS to drive sales growth and expand SGS's presence within the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.  This leader will be responsible for rapidly developing a pipeline of opportunities related to artificial intelligence across multiple national security and defense customer communities.  

The successful candidate will have proven business development experience in the defense or intelligence industries.  The candidate must possess the technical and practical understanding and knowledge of how SGS solutions can create value for customers and their individual missions.  The candidate will have demonstrated performance in leading a business development team and identifying, capturing, and winning large, DOD or IC-related opportunities in a wide range of domains.   The candidate will also help translate customer needs into product/capabilities roadmaps for future enhancements that will create value for customers. 

This position is located in Washington, D.C. 

Responsibilities Include (but not limited to): 

  • Developing, maintaining and growing an extensive network of relationships, with both existing and potential SGS clients, throughout the Department of Defense, to grow current and future business, as well as, cultivate relationships with partners – large scale prime integrators and small companies that provide complementary value.  

  • Oversee and lead business development department and all elements of strategic capture and the business development process including, price to win, proposals, and marketing efforts on opportunities that have been fully qualified and moved forward to capture and solution development stage 

  • Focuses on identification and capture of large, multi-year opportunities with the goal of bidding on multiple large-scale opportunities. These are opportunities that have the potential to double the size of the company at any given time. 

  • Providing market and competitor intelligence on market segments where SGS is engaged, as well as insights on competition specific to individual opportunities. 

  • Actively contributing to business-related activities at the senior-executive level, to include participation on applicable Industry Associations and other relevant activities. 

  • Leads win strategy workshops for key opportunities to craft the strategy for these bids; leads solution and strategy development for bids; develops win themes. 

  • Coordinates the selection of proposal team member organizations (strategic partners, sub-contractors, universities, etc.) and the efforts of the proposal team; assist in formulating a winning offering that presents the project approach that meets the customer needs. 

  • Assisting the SGS General Manager in the efficient and effective use of marketing resources across multiple client organizations to achieve growth and maintain margins. 

  • Building and maintaining a robust funnel of leads and opportunities capable of meeting or exceeding SGS’s goals. 

  • Contributes to the development of effective legislative initiatives to support business strategies and plans. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Desire to be a key member of the world’s only full spectrum artificial intelligence company.  

  • 10-15 years of experience in Department of Defense or Intelligence Community organizations and policy. 

  • Proven history of developing, leading and executing long-term strategic growth plans in organizations that provide services to defense and intelligence community customers. 

  • Experience with market development and sales of emerging technology into national security and defense. 

  • Leading a sales/business development organization with responsibility for $250M+ in annual sales. 

  • Ability to communicate market strategies to investors and board members to secure support for strategy and business development activities.  

  • Demonstrated ability to win contract opportunities in the federal space. 

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and motivate a business development/sales team. 

  • Existing network of contacts within the Department of Defense and/or Intelligence Community and the ability to leverage these into qualified business opportunities. 

  • Knowledge of competitors in this market space and experience in competitive assessment; experience in developing large government proposals. 

  • Demonstrated ability to present technical presentations to internal and external clientele and the ability to participate on proposal teams. 

  • Ability and willingness to obtain a government security clearance. 

  • Must be US Citizen. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master's Degree or higher, preferably in technical discipline. 

  • Experience selling consulting/engineering/manufacturing services. 

  • Experience with SaleForce, CostPoint, and GovWin.  

  • Knowledge and experience pursuing Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Acquisitions. 

  • Current TS/SCI Security Clearance. 

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

Travel: Up to 30% Travel Required 

Relocation: Relocation assistance is available for the position. 

SparkCognition Government Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at SGS are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com. 

 

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Product Management

Principal Product Manager - DeepArmor (Cybersecurity)

Location Austin, TX
Experience Mid-Level

SparkCognition is one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence companies, developing software and solutions for a wide range of industries including cybersecurity, energy, defense, automotive and aerospace. Our groundbreaking technology is advancing both the science and application of AI with a focus on cybersecurity and predictive analytics.

We’re looking for a Principal Product Manager that has strong technical capabilities, and with cybersecurity experience, specifically in the endpoint security domain.  This person should understand incident response and SOC flows on one hand, and big data, endpoints, and malware on the other hand. We are looking for a PM with business orientation, a "bigger picture", system and end-to-end understanding, with the drive, motivation and business accountability to drive our great EPP product to the next level.  This person will have experience driving product design for complex systems, taking into account scale, deployment, costs, business targets, vision, competition, customer requirements and suggesting a clear roadmap with prioritized well defined features that will drive growth, sustained product differentiation and business prosperity.   

 Responsibilities

  • You will take the lead in designing one of the most exciting products families that SparkCognition offers to the market, DeepArmor.
  • You will have a deep understanding of how the endpoint product works, how the big data platform works and will then define the end to end capabilities that will provide differentiation in the competitive market.
  • You will work closely with various R&D teams (Agent Engineering, Server Engineering, Data Science, Research), UX/UI designers, Knowledge owners, QA, and services to ensure successful product releases and high customer satisfaction.
  • You will be a part of a small, talented team of product leaders and you will own SparkCognition’s cybersecurity product strategy.
  • You will listen and talk with prospects and customers and understand their needs, their pain points and propose solutions. 
  • You will write PRDs and user stories, prioritize features, enhancements and sometimes bugs.

 Qualifications

  • 5+ years of cybersecurity industry experience with endpoint experience highly desirable.
  • 7+ years of PM experience showcasing increase in scope and responsibilities.
  • You move fast with a growth mindset. Ready to work hard and under pressure but you don't compromise on work ethics.
  • You are technical enough to support yourself and the team around you and at the same time- enthusiastic to do and learn anything. 
  • You treasure collaboration and brainstorming, improve your team members and you see the product success as your own success.  
  • You are a great communicator, can tell a story and present.
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