Joint Staff Planning Expert
Company: Scale AI, Inc.
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: February 9, 2024
Scale's public sector business is growing rapidly, powered by
customer demand for Donovan, Scale's AI power-decision making
platform for defense. At Scale, when it comes to performant large
language models (LLMs), we believe experts are the new GPUs. We are
hiring our first set of defense experts - joint staff planning
officers - in order to develop fine-tuned LLMs for national
security customers. You will be joining Scale's public sector
business as a pioneer in accelerating the adoption of customized
LLMs by government customers.
As a defense expert, you will sit at the quality assurance stage of
generative AI tasks. Your primary job will be assessment expertise
and support, including the writing, reviewing, and analysis of
strategic and operational documents and text. You will regularly
interface with machine learning engineers and operations teammates
to optimize our workflows for improved model outcomes. This role
may grow into training more junior writing specialists working on
these projects. This position is a rare opportunity at a
high-growth startup to be an early contributor in a cutting-edge
field. If you are a current or ex-military officer looking to
amplify your impact on AI initiatives in the public sector, this
may be a strong fit for you.
- Provide quality assurance of generative AI tasks related to
joint staff planning topics that will drive model performance
outcomes through supervised fine-tuning
- Interface with machine learning engineers to align on
approaches to generative AI tasks like model comparison or prompt
- Work with an operations manager to improve overall workflows
for generative AI tasks
Ideally, you'd have:
- 10+ years as a military officer with intelligence, operations,
aviation, or ground combat as your primary occupational
- One tour as an O-4 or higher at a joint command (e.g. European
Command, Joint Staff, etc) in an intelligence, operations, or plans
- Graduate of a joint or service intermediate-level school (e.g.
Command and General Staff College)
- Deep interest in AI / ML applications for national security
- A strong orientation towards outcomes and a history of being
scrappy when it counts
Nice to haves:
- An active Top Secret clearance
- A secondary occupational specialty as a service planner (e.g.
Marine Corps MAGTF plans officer)
- Multiple tours as an O-4 through O-6 at joint or combined
commands, combatant commands, service component command (e.g. Army
"G" staff, Navy "N" staff, or Air Force "A" staff), or part of a
joint task force staff (especially in support of combat operations)
management of Time Phased Force Deployment Data (TPFDD) in support
of combatant commanders
- Familiarity with OPLAN / CONPLAN operations roles consist of
advising Joint and Staff Plans Officers on Joint Force Deployment
Planning and Execution (FDP&E) matters in the deliberate, and
crisis action planning environments, developing and sourcing of
global force requirements and the refinement of forces and movement
data for plan mobilization, deployment, employment, sustainment,
and redeployment of forces
This role will start as a remote role and may grow to onsite work
in locations like St. Louis or Washington DC. This a 6-month
contractor position with the opportunity to renew. Compensation for
this position is $10,000 per month.About Us:
At Scale, we believe that the transition from traditional software
to AI is one of the most important shifts of our time. Our mission
is to make that happen faster across every industry, and our team
is transforming how organizations build and deploy AI. Our products
power the world's most advanced LLMs, generative models, and
computer vision models. We are trusted by generative AI companies
such as OpenAI, Meta, and Microsoft, government agencies like the
U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, and enterprises including GM and
Accenture. We are expanding our team to accelerate the development
of AI applications.
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