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Radio Astronomer and Signal Processing Scientist

Job ID: 192940
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 11, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Physicist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is searching for a Scientist or Engineer that has experience either in their graduate studies or working in industry with signal processing algorithms, instrument design and theory.  This position would get to work with experienced individuals in helping to take algorithms and theory and put them in practice. Would accept a current student in graduate studies as a casual or part time employee until graduation.  Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct system level analysis of concepts and systems using various modeling and simulation software tools

  • Develop custom tools for specific analysis cases
  • Develop and present reports and presentations to clearly convey analysis results to a wide range of audiences

  • Provide subject matter expertise as appropriate

Qualifications

  • Master degree or current student in astronomy, physics, or electrical engineering with emphasis on radio astronomy or signal processing;

  • Working knowledge of probabilistic & stochastic processes and digital signal processing

  • Experience programming and debugging in MATLAB, Python or other scientific tools.

  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance with CI Poly

Desired Qualifications

 
  • Interest or working knowledge in collecting and reducing astronomical data on radio sources

  • Familiarity with NASA deep space signals detection, collection and analysis techniques

  • Familiarity with techniques for detection of signals in a noisy environment (radio interference)

  • Familiarity with interferometry & beam synthesis, astrometry

  • Interest, knowledge or experience in space communications and satellite mission operations and planning

  • Proficiency in Visual Studio, C++, Java, Python, Microsoft VBA programming or AGI’s System ToolKit



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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