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Lead Research Engineer


Lead Research Engineer



Germantown, MD


Company Overview

Afilon is a start-up strategy, systems engineering, innovation, and program support-consulting firm based in the Washington, DC metro area. We are committed to solving the nationís most complex problems so that our clients and the public good are better served by our ideas, innovations and practice.  We specialize in business transformation and business modernization projects across a variety of areas, including economic development/stability operations, national security, emergency response, the federal tax system and healthcare.

We are a high-growth, results-oriented company. We were founded by accomplished top-tier engineers, scientists and social scientists with experience in some of the most prominent R&D corporations and institutions in the United States.  The Principals have over 100 years of accumulated experience in supporting the transformation and modernization of federal agencies and serve as the backbone of the thought leadership of the organization.  

Our culture and work is grounded in and guided by a deep commitment to pursuing true transformational for our clients and their stakeholders. We pride ourselves on excellence and are committed to embracing best practices.  Our team members are open-minded innovators and resourceful problem solvers who provide creative solutions to achieve mission success. We work together as collaborators, partnering with our teams and clients to move our clientís missions forward.  We are accountable leaders, who have integrity and transparency in executing our responsibilities. We are committed to providing our clients with unsurpassed quality of service.


Position Summary

The lead research engineer will be involved in research and development in the areas of multi-view vision, visual tracking, and detection/classification for use in surveillance systems and visual analytics software.  High-level responsibilities include developing, implementing, and extending the algorithms and software underlying the overall system.  Collaboration with other researchers and engineers involved in the project is expected. The engineer reports directly to the Project Director, and Afilonís Chief Scientist.


  • Define & present R&D objectives & plans.
  • Conduct R&D in multi-view vision tracking and complex video analytics.
  • Given math formulation develop parallel algorithms in multi GPU systems.
  • Code and optimize functional programs; test, document, report outcomes.
  • Manage & integrate complex enterprise IT systems.
  • Implement algorithms given mathematical formulation and implement fully functional programs with appropriate user interface.
  • Debugging, profiling, unit testing, and documentation.
  • Strong development skills in C++.  MATLAB experience preferred.
  • Experience on programming with GPUs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Educational Requirements

Required MS or PhD in CS, EE, Robotics, Math or related field with strong math & algorithms background.


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