DoD AI Jobs

DoD AI Jobs

As part of its acceleration to a 21st Century “AI-ready” posture, the addition of DoD AI jobs agency-wide is part of the modernization of the Defense Cyber Workforce — which includes extensive upskilling and training of AI, machine learning, and adjacent technologies necessary to retain DoD’s worldwide technology advantage.

DoD has more than 600 AI efforts in progress. Those efforts include the DoD’s AI and Data Acceleration initiative that will help the DoD harness its data at scale and speed. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said, “Emerging technologies must be central to our strategic development. … We need to more vigorously recruit talented people.”

To learn more about the types of DoD AI jobs available, read on. Click the work role title to see the core and additional Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Tasks (KSAT) for each work role.

DoD AI Workforce Element Jobs: AI / Data

AI / Data Job Title What Does This Job Do?
Data Analyst (422)
Analyzes and interprets data from multiple disparate sources and builds visualizations and dashboards to report insights.
Data Scientist (423)
Uncovers and explains actionable insights from data by combining scientific method, math and statistics, specialized programming, advanced analytics, AI, and storytelling.
Data Steward (424)
Develops and maintains plans, policies, and processes for data management, data governance, security, quality, accessibility, use, and disposal.
AI / ML Specialist (623) Designs, develops, and modifies AI applications, tools, and/or other solutions to enable successful accomplishment of mission objectives.
Data Operations Specialist (624) Builds, manages, and operationalizes data pipelines.
Data Architect (653) Designs a system’s data models, data flow, interfaces, and infrastructure to meet the information requirements of a business or mission.
AI Test & Evaluation Specialist (672) Performs testing, evaluation, verification, and validation on AI solutions to ensure they are developed to be and remain robust, resilient, responsible, secure, and trustworthy; and communicates results and concerns to leadership.
AI Risk & Ethics Specialist (733) Educates those involved in the development of AI and conducts assessments on the technical and societal risks across the lifecycle of AI solutions from acquisition or design to deployment and use.
AI Adoption Specialist (753) Facilitates AI adoption by supporting the users of AI-enabled solutions.
AI Innovation Leader (902) Builds the organization’s AI vision and plan and leads policy and doctrine formation, including how AI solutions can or will be used.
Data Officer (903) Holds responsibility for developing, promoting, and overseeing implementation of data as an asset and the establishment and enforcement of data-related strategies, policies, standards, processes, and governance.