NOW HIRING! Algorithms Staff Scientist - Electrical Systems in Dulles, VA
14th July, 2020
Job Type: Direct
The Algorithms Staff Scientist III is a key resource in the development of products who works with other algorithm developers as well as R&D and engineering staff on the design, implementation and testing of real-time signal processing and automatic target recognition (ATR) algorithms for existing and emerging sensors. The Algorithms Staff Scientist works on both the improvement of algorithms as well as the development of new algorithms for sensors and associated emerging threats.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Theoretical development and practical reduction to practice, including implementation, of algorithms that can be run on real-time systems
Analysis of algorithm performance
Works with large customer data sets on a regular basis
Work with Program teams to assess sensor hardware performance
Engage with leaders across multiple government agencies, industry and academia to bring research algorithms to practical applications
Onsite and off-site support of data collections. Includes activities such as contributing to test plans, quality checks on data and helping identify root causes of issues
Works independently as well as part of a team
Commits to and works to a schedule; reports regularly on progress of work
All employees are expected to be in compliance with government and corporate laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
MS in Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or related field; PhD preferred
Eight or more years of relevant experience with MS degree; five or more years with PhD
SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS
Strong knowledge of signal processing, statistics, and ATR algorithms used in a variety of sensor systems including spectroscopic, image processing, and RF/microwave instrumentation.
Good balance of theoretical and practical development.
Strong knowledge of physics. Works from first principles.
Must be fluent in Matlab (or similar)
Experience with Ground Penetrating Radar, RF, or Electromagnetic Induction sensors desired
Must have working knowledge of C, C++, or similar
Experience working with the Department of Defense is preferred
Must have the ability to obtain and/or maintain DoD clearance