Senior Member of the Technical Staff - Overhead Persistent Infrared Data Analyst

Full Time

    Job Description

    The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

    At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

    The Electronics and Sensors Division (ESD) is a world-class engineering and scientific leader in electronics and remote sensing systems. Our staff includes subject matter experts across a broad range of disciplines includingradio frequency; infrared; visible and spectral sensors; sensor exploitation methods;analog and digital electronics; vehicle power systems; andspace systemelectronic parts, materials and processes. Our expertise, combined with sophisticated in-house laboratories, prototyping, modeling, and simulation capabilities, enables ESD to deliver innovative solutions to national space systems and civil customers.

    What You'll Be Doing
    • Solve challenging problems involving multi-sensor data analysis, exploitation, and integration in overhead persistent infrared (OPIR) mission areas executed by the United States Space Force, Space Systems Command; Missile Defense Agency; Space Development Agency; and other community members.
    • Apply mathematical principles in the evaluation, development, and selection of processing techniques for the purpose of calibration, background suppression, signal augmentation, target detection, geolocation, and multi-target and multi-sensor tracking of dim targets
    • Apply end-to-end knowledge of data exploitation and data analytics to provide independent verification and validation of new image and signal processing algorithms and inform trade studies to optimize performance of space payloads
    • Develop multi-INT geospatial solutions, custom visualizations, and analytical reports for our government customers

    This position can be filled at the Senior Member of the Technical Staff or Engineering Specialist level

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in science, mathematics, or engineering
    • 5 years in roles of increasing engineering/scientific responsibility
    • Familiarity with target detection, background suppression, and image processing techniques applied to infrared sensor image data
    • Experience conducting modeling and simulation, test data generation, algorithm performance trade studies, and reporting findings to stakeholders
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work interactively and effectively with government customers and contractor personnel
    • Position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

    How You Can Stand Out

    It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
    • Masters or Ph.D. from an accredited program in science, mathematics, or engineering
    • A current and active Top Secret/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
    • Familiarity with two or more of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++, IDL and MATLAB within Unix/Linux programming environments.
    • Subject matter expertise in applying advanced computer processing techniques like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision to remote sensing data

    Grade-Based Pay Range

    (Min - Mid - Max)
    $70,999 - $123,920 - $176,842

    Ways We Reward Our Employees

    During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

    Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
    • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
    • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
    • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
    • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
    • Relocation assistance
    • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
    • Education assistance programs
    • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

    We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

    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 at . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .
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