Our client is seeking an engineer to provide front-end algorithm design and development on a large software project that exploits data from Space-based and Ground-based Space Surveillance Systems. The engineer will also provide direct, daily support and troubleshooting to operational AFSPC sensors at Schriever AFB.
Position Scope/Job Functions
Tasks include the development, modification and analysis of advanced algorithms for processing radar and optical remote sensing data as well as providing oversight for algorithm integration into the information system. Types of algorithms may include but not limited to image processing, target detection and tracking, calibration and orbital dynamics. Type of work will also include GUIs, web services, databases, cluster computing and other infrastructure pieces.
Candidate should be familiar with complex orbital mechanics and/or signal and image processing techniques as applied to target detection, tracking, and classification algorithms. Candidates with large scale software experience in a Linux environment will be given special consideration. Software will be constructed primarily in Java running in an Linux environment. This position over time will enable candidates with strong experience in either image processing or orbital mechanics, but not both, to learn what is needed to succeed at the job. Candidates must have the ability to self-study, complete assignments independently and in a team environment, and effectively present results. Candidates should be comfortable interfacing with sponsors, contractor partners, and vendors that have overlapping responsibilities but varied degrees of familiarity with orbital dynamics and advanced data processing techniques.
• Experience/education in Orbital Dynamics
• Experience/education in CCD based, Optical Focal Plane image processing
• Experience in JAVA based programming
• Experience with MATLAB and web services
• Experience in a Domain Specific Language using Object Oriented Programming techniques
• Large scale software experience
• The ability to obtain and maintain a government (DoD) security clearance
Candidates with active Top Secret clearance and SCI eligibility preferred
Education/Professional Certifications/Substituting Off-Set
M.S. in Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related discipline with 3 years of experience is required or an applicable B.S. degree with 5+ years of directly related experience will be considered.