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Scientific Programmer / Analyst

Job ID: 200519
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jan 9, 2020
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Support the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/ ) at Goddard Space Flight Center in the development and evaluation of scientific software and algorithms for retrieving geophysical properties from current and future satellite radiometers operating in the ultraviolet to short-wave infrared (e.g., PACE/OCI, VIIRS, MODIS, SeaWiFS).  Work will primarily focus on implementation and evaluation of methods for retrieval of atmosphere and ocean optical properties and associated uncertainties.

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Degree in Physical Science, Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics (post graduate education will be considered for professional experience).  Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the development of scientific data processing software using C or C++ in a UNIX/Linux environment; strong background in statistics and experience with machine learning algorithms and techniques; strong verbal and written communications skills.  The successful candidate must also be eligible for unescorted access to NASA facilities.

Desired Qualifications

 Experience with Fortran and Python.  Experience with development and evaluation of algorithms for retrieval of geophysical parameters from satellite remote sensing data. Experience with ocean color data analysis, atmospheric correction techniques, bio-optical algorithms, or radiative transfer theory.

Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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