Global Science & Technology, Inc.
  • Science
  • Silver Spring, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Global Science & Technology, a growing scientific and high technology firm, is seeking a Senior Research Engineer to support the NOAA Visualization Lab. Position is located in Silver Spring, MD.

**  Position Contingent upon Award of Contract **

Position Summary:

The Senior Research Engineer will be responsible for designing, analyzing, and developing applications for visualizing, processing, and manipulating geophysical data. The candidate will provide professional products and services in support of NESDIS Headquarters and communication activities, outreach and education, and program and project management.

 Primary Duties:

  • Design, develop, and implement data ingest services to take raw data from observations or forecast models and prepare it for high-performance visualization.
  • Identify meteorological or environmental features of interest and develop individual images and/or animations of satellite imagery for inclusion on NOAA website and social media accounts.
  • Develop and maintain processes for automated data ingest and cataloging.
  • Support the development of educational materials.
  • Some travel is expected.

 Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Geography, or related discipline, with a minimum of 15 years of professional experience. Appropriate years of relevant experience can substitute for degree.
  • Experience with IDL, McIDAS, and ArcGIS.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in logical problem solving and proficiency in making assessments of all relevant clues to discover the cause of failures and recommend solutions.
  • Experience with data processing in a real-time environment. 

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Experience working with satellite data, data visualization, geospatial databases, geographical information (GIS) systems, video and animation service, cloud computing.
  • Experience with MATLAB, JSON, Python, SQL, Linux, PHP, JavaScript, HTML.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Understanding of Section 508 compliance.
  • Prior NOAA experience, especially with Science on a Sphere or GeoPlatform.

 Physical Qualification(s) Required:

  • None. 

Mental Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to multitask.

 U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency is highly desirable.

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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