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Remote Sensing Scientist / Engineer

Company: Aerospace Corporation
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.ResponsibilitiesThe Sensor Modeling and Simulation Department (SMSD) is a group of engineers and scientists actively engaged in developing the next generation of remote sensing systems of national importance. SMSD's members analyze all aspects of advanced electro-optical sensing systems: designing and assessing the performance of optics and focal plane arrays, modeling the end-to-end sensing system, developing innovative data processing and computer vision algorithms, and producing simulated products for new applications.SMSD is seeking a Remote Sensing Scientist or Engineer to support complex electro-optical airborne and satellite sensor system development from the conceptual stage through operations. The position offers opportunities to work on a wide range of problems, impact research directions, and work with teams possessing a broad range of skills.***This role can be filled as an Aerospace Senior Member of the Technical Staff or Engineering Specialist***Key Functions

  • Develop, perform, and report results of analytical studies with remote sensing data using deterministic and probabilistic numerical analysis techniques.
  • Using rigorous modeling and simulation techniques, advise government and internal Aerospace customers on operational and R&D remote sensing system performance.
  • Document and present findings to colleagues and customers.
  • Travel as necessary to support customer requirements ( QualificationsRequired
    • Bachelor's degree in Remote Sensing, Image Science, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science, Optical or Electrical Engineering, or another related discipline.
    • At least five years of experience after obtaining bachelor's degree with electro-optical (including lidar) remote sensing modeling, simulation, design, data processing, calibration, characterization, phenomenology, or applications.
    • High aptitude for leadership and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Strong scientific programming skills: Matlab, IDL, Python, C++, etc.
    • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Must possess or be able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance issued by the US Government (ship required).Preferred
      • Advanced degree in Remote Sensing, Image Science, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science, Optical or Electrical Engineering, or another related discipline.
      • Current and active Top Secret level clearance with SCI access.Required for consideration as an Engineering Specialist
        • Bachelor's degree in Remote Sensing, Image Science, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science, Optical or Electrical Engineering, or another related discipline.
        • At least eight years of experience after bachelor's degree with electro-optical (including lidar) remote sensing modeling, simulation, design, data processing, calibration, characterization, phenomenology, or applications.
        • Proven experience in leadership and ability to mentor more junior staff.
        • Strong scientific programming skills: Matlab, IDL, Python, C++, etc.
        • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
        • Strong written and oral communication skills.
        • Must possess or be able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance issued by the US Government (ship required).Preferred for consideration as an Engineering Specialist
          • Advanced degree in Remote Sensing, Image Science, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science, Optical or Electrical Engineering, or another related discipline.
          • Current and active Top Secret level clearance with SCI access.Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone ator by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement . - provided by Dice

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