Remote Sensing Scientist / Engineer

Requisition ID: 41269

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 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 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 (


Qualifications

Required
  • Master's degree in Remote Sensing, Image Science, Astronomy, Physics, 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 remote sensing modeling, simulation, design, image/spectral 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. (US Citizenship required).


Preferred
  • Ph.D. in Remote Sensing, Image Science, Astronomy, Physics, 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
  • Master's degree in Remote Sensing, Image Science, Astronomy, Physics, 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 remote sensing modeling, simulation, design, image/spectral 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. (US Citizenship required).


Preferred for Engineering Specialist
  • Ph.D. in Remote Sensing, Image Science, Astronomy, Physics, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science, Optical or Electrical Engineering, or another related discipline.
  • Current and active Top Secret level clearance with SCI access.


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title : MEMBR-TCH STF SR

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.

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, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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