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1st Edge, a leader in Artificial Intelligence in Huntsville, Alabama, works with customers to deliver near-term, engineering solutions to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and other government agency partners. Our pragmatic approach applies the science of AI and other modern technology solutions to capture subject matter expertise in automated software systems, allowing a broader set of requirements to be satisfied through computer analysis.


Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, & Data Solutions

Existing and emerging threats require sophisticated approaches to defend our nation and allies. 1st Edge works with customers to introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI) and new technologies to design optimal solutions to improve computer vision, decision aides, anomaly detection, and automation. 

Through AI, systems are able to detect and identify objects, break images down into smaller parts to identify them, and translate images from one domain or style into another. Using Machine Learning, these systems are then able to isolate influencing information and generate courses of action, find or predict problems, and improve key factors in solutions (requirements coverage, run time, analysis time, risk, cost, etc.).


Developing Solutions for DoD Contracts

1st Edge uses multiple training methods and combinations of methods to ensure accuracy and performance of our models, including supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement methods.


These automated systems can process tremendous amounts of data in a fraction of the time compared to manual approaches. Our AI solutions are resilient, scalable across problem domains, and ensure operational agility by providing a mechanism for analysts and Warfighters to affect change after deployment.

Employee-Centered Approach & Unmatched Workplace Culture

At 1st Edge, we believe in a balanced and reciprocal relationship between the company and the employees. This principle provides the basis to set priorities and respond to challenges as we grow. We’re looking for people who will value our principles, be part of our team, and help us build something amazing: a place where challenging, meaningful work is achieved in an employee-centered environment.


Looking for challenging, yet meaningful, work in the DoD space? 1st Edge hires candidates at the top of their field who are relentlessly driven to accomplish the mission. In our Huntsville offices, we are hiring team members with expertise in deep learning, systems engineering, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Candidates MUST be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a secret security clearance.


AI Software Engineers

Candidates will have a knowledge of data science development and parsing techniques, strong knowledge and experience with artificial intelligence concepts and development methods, and exceptional communication skills.

Software Engineers

Software engineering candidates must have proven experience with SW languages, development tools and methods, and Docker. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently are a must.

Data Scientist

Data Scientists analyze, process, and catalog geospatial data making it suitable for processing by artificial intelligence (AI) models. Candidates must have strong computer and Linux skills.Automated systems can process tremendous amounts of data in a fraction of the time compared to manual approaches. Our pragmatic approach to AI helps close the gap and get sophisticated, innovative technology in the fight to augment the warfighter and support analysts.



At 1st Edge, we wanted to build a company to attract driven, talented employees by prioritizing taking care of them. At the same time, we wanted to do stimulating work with a higher purpose. But everyone wants that. How do we balance the right amounts of nurturing the employees, taking care of the customers, and just enough back office support structure?

It takes an intentional strategy we put into every decision, making 1st Edge one of the best places to work in Huntsville.

Living in Huntsville, Alabama

1st Edge is located in beautiful Huntsville, Alabama, home of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the Army's Redstone Arsenal. Not only does Huntsville have one of the highest concentrations of engineers and technology workers in the country, but it also boasts a low cost of living.

About The City

Located in North Alabama, Huntsville is a city with abundant high-tech opportunities, low cost of living, and a thriving cultural scene. It’s all right here. Huntsville boasts big city attractions with a small-town feel.

  • Urban revitalization programs are breathing life into historic buildings, including craft breweries, restaurants, bars, retail, and entertainment venues. 

  • Local sports teams like the Rocket City Trash Pandas (baseball) and Huntsville Havoc (hockey) give fans ample opportunity to cheer on their favorite teams. 

  • Big Spring International Park  is a 12.5 acre, 200-year-old beautifully managed park adjacent to the Huntsville Museum of Art and Von Braun Center – a 170,000-square-foot multi-purpose indoor arena and concert hall complex.

  • Lowe Mill is a 171,000 square foot facility showcasing regional artists and ranks as the largest privately-owned arts facility in the United States.

North Alabama

North Alabama boasts majestic natural wonders, picture perfect waterfalls, sparkling rivers and lakes, fun-filled festivals, colorful and vibrant art scenes, internationally-acclaimed music and food, a diverse cultural scene and rich and compelling history.

Things To Do

With close proximity to the Appalachian Mountains and Tennessee River, there are plentiful opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts including boating, fishing, hiking, camping, and hunting. In addition, Nashville, the “Music City”, is only 90 minutes away, with lots of diversions such as NHL Predators, NFL Titans, Country Music Hall of Fame, and much more.

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