Global Science & Technology, Inc.
  • Science
  • College Park, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Global Science & Technology, Inc., a fast growing scientific and high technology firm, is seeking an Industrial Physicist to support the NOAA JPSS program.  The position is located in College Park, MD. 

Position Summary:

The Industrial Physicist will be responsible for maintaining a close relationship between the JPSS Algorithm Management Project (AMP) and the JPSS Flight Project.  He/she will represent AMP at meetings and reviews and will serve as a POC for schedule, testing, development and risks related to the JPSS spacecraft and instruments. He/she will serve as liaison with science teams and will keep the greater team informed of any on-orbit anomalies and upcoming activities. 

Primary Duties:

  • Act as point of contact (with the Data Products Lead) for schedule, testing, development, and risks related to the JPSS S/C, ATMS, CrIS, OMPS, and VIIRS instruments. Will attend several JPSS flight meetings in order to effectively coordinate with and aid the STAR science teams as needed to establish any and all problems that could have an impact on the quality of the science products. Specific tasks include:
    • Review all Flight instrument-related CCRs for potential data quality impacts
    • Attend and review all instrument PMRs
    • Maintain AMP/STAR Cal/Val Leads Meeting JPSS2 and beyond flight schedules
    • Regularly attend meetings with Flight Project scientists to discuss areas of interest
    • Attend several weekly or bi-weekly meetings including the JPSS Planning Meeting the Discrepancy Report Action Team (DRAT), the STAR Giver/Receiver Planning Meeting, the ATMS, CrIS, and VIIRS Science Data Record (SDR) Meetings the JPSS2 Data Format Working Group, and the JPSS2 Test Data and Tools Working Group.
    • Work with Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (SEIT) and STAR Science teams to collect and provide data sets of interest for pre-launch testing.
  • Organize and maintain all AMP/STAR risks and overseeing monthly meetings to discuss any updates, changes, or new risks that could have an impact to the project.
  • Report all on-orbit anomalies and upcoming activities to the weekly AMP/STAR Cal/Val Leads meeting. Regularly update a comprehensive list of S-NPP and NOAA-20 anomalies, events, and calibrations from launch through present.

Secondary Duties:

  • Give presentations on behalf of AMP at program reviews or IDPS/AMP splinters as well as setting up Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs).
  • Work with Government Resource for Algorithm Verification, Integration, Test, and Evaluation (GRAVITE) on test data set organization.
  • Create visual aids to better represent complex or intricate schedules or planned events.

 Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • BS degree and a minimum of 4 years of professional experience or a recent MS degree. Equivalent experience and graduate degrees may substitute for a degree.  

Physical Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to use a computer. 

Mental Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to think on one's feet. 

U.S. citizenship is required.

Selected applicants will be subject to a government background investigation.

GST offers competitive salaries; vacation, sick, and holiday leave; major medical, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance; 401K retirement plan; tuition assistance; and opportunities for employee career growth and development.

You may also fax your resume to (240) 366-5994.  If you need assistance, please call 301-474-9696.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans' status.  GST is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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