Job Openings Machine Learning Engineer (Secret Cleared), Columbia, MD

About the job Machine Learning Engineer (Secret Cleared), Columbia, MD

Machine Learning Engineer (Secret Cleared), Columbia, MD

  • Direct Hire
  • Location: Columbia, MD
  • Due to our government client requirements, we can only consider US Citizens with an Active Secret Clearance for this position.
  • Target Salary: Up to $164K (DOE)


Our client is seeking a talented Machine Learning Engineer to support their AI Center of Excellence! In this role, you and your team will be responsible for the entire lifecycle of machine learning models, from managing and deploying them to troubleshooting any pipeline issues that arise.  Our client offers a collaborative environment where you will work closely with engineers and data scientists to bring impactful ML solutions to life.


  • Manage and deploy machine learning models into production
  • Debug and troubleshoot issues with deployment pipelines
  • Utilize and understand core ML tooling
  • Work with dataframes to manipulate and prepare data for models
  • Collaborate with the various teams within the AI Center of Excellence to ensure successful model implementation
  • Analyze large amounts of information to discover trends and patterns
  • Build predictive models and machine-learning algorithms


  • U.S. Citizenship with an active Secret Clearance
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in DevOps or MLOps
  • Understanding of machine learning modeling techniques and algorithms
  • Experience with Python, Docker, Kubernetes and Git
  • Skilled in common data science libraries (Scikit-learn, PyTorch, etc)
  • Strong math skills (e.g. statistics, algebra)
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


  • Experience with deploying open-source LLMs
  • DataBricks
  • Splunk
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment
  • Knowledge of statistics and concepts in neural networks

Please Note:

  • Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • No calls, inquiries, or Third-Party Vendors please.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences. (The ACI Group is unable to sponsor H1B Visas).
  • $1000 Referral Bonus -

Since 1988, The ACI Group, a Baltimore-based staffing firm, has been committed to hiring the industry's leading professionals, and presenting exciting career opportunities. We have access to varied types of contract, permanent and contract-to-perm positions and offer a choice of employment options including a full benefits package.