Data Format and Standards Engineer

Requisition ID: 47293

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Responsibilities

The 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 Data Format and Standards Engineer. 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.

Key Functions

  • Develop and review data and metadata encoding and formatting standards, including but not limited to still imagery, motion imagry, text-based and numeric metadata, and vector shape data.
  • Develop standards and profiles of standards to encode and organize data into containers or data streams to allow both efficient production of the data and efficient parsing and access.
  • Advise government and internal Aerospace customers on formats and standards for data produced by remote sensing systems from the perspective of mission and end-user needs.
  • Document and present findings to colleagues and customers.
  • Travel as necessary to support customer requirements (


This role can be filled as an Aerospace Senior Member of the Technical Staff or Engineering Specialist

Qualifications

Required
  • Degree from an accredited university in Computer Engineering Computer Science or another related discipline.
  • At least five years of relevant experience after obtaining bachelor's degree (time spent obtaining a degree counts toward this).
  • High aptitude for leadership and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong programming skills: C, C++, Python, etc.
  • Experience with data encoding and formatting standards: XML, JSON, binary-based data formatting.
  • Knowledge of image and data compression techniques and tools.
  • Experience with data modeling capabilities such as UML.
  • 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 (US Citizenship required).


Preferred
  • Advanced degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Experience developing custom binary data format specifications.
  • Expeience developing data profiles and standards with forward compatibility in mind.
  • Experience with data encoding and formatting standards: NITF, MXF, IBMF, HDF, Apache Avro, Google Protocol Buffers, SQLite3, GeoPackage, etc.
  • Knowledge of modern CPU and GPU data access and caching architectures.
  • Experience with remote sensing systems or applications.
  • Current and active Top Secret level clearance with SCI access.


Required for consideration as an Engineering Specialist
  • Degree from an accredited university in Computer Engineering Computer Science or another related discipline.
  • At least eight years of relevant experience after obtaining bachelor's degree (time spent obtaining a degree counts toward this).
  • Proven experience in leadership and ability to mentor more junior staff.
  • Strong programming skills: C, C++, Python, etc.
  • Experience with data encoding and formatting standards: XML, JSON, binary-based data formatting.
  • Knowledge of image and data compression techniques and tools.
  • Experience with data modeling capabilities such as UML.
  • 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 (US Citizenship required).


Preferred for consideration as an Engineering Specialist
  • Advanced degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Experience developing custom binary data format specifications.
  • Expeience developing data profiles and standards with forward compatibility in mind.
  • Experience with data encoding and formatting standards: NITF, MXF, IBMF, HDF, Apache Avro, Google Protocol Buffers, SQLite3, GeoPackage, etc.
  • Knowledge of modern CPU and GPU data access and caching architectures.
  • Experience with remote sensing systems or applications.
  • Current and active Top Secret level clearance with SCI access.


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret

Access: SCI

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph

Relocation Available: Yes

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

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 at 310.336.5432 or by email atieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also reviewThe Equal Employment Opportunity is the Lawposter andthe supplement, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.

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