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

Global Science & Technology, a growing scientific and high-technology firm, is seeking a full-time Subject Matter Expert for Algorithm Development for Remote Sensing from Microwave and Infrared Sensors to support the NOAA STAR Research & Technology Maturation for the Exploitation of Emerging Technologies (RTMEE) Contract. Position is located in College Park, MD.  Please note this position is contingent upon contract award.

Position Summary:

The Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) is NOAA's premiere research office for developing the satellite algorithms needed to transform satellite observations to environmental measurements.  The candidate we seek will support STAR's efforts to assess future, emerging, and contemporary Algorithm Development for Remote Sensing from Microwave and Infrared Sensors the applications for integration of remote sensing with environmental data products and numerical models.

Primary Duties:

  • Enhance the processing, manipulation, visualization, analysis, or interpretation of remote sensing data
  • Develop and implement algorithms for the production of infrared and microwave satellite retrievals
  • Develop accurate, effective, and efficient computational strategies for ingesting raw satellite observations and converting into standard data formats.
  • Testing and evaluating software
  • Troubleshooting and debugging existing and newly developed software
  • Responsible for software testing, integration, maintenance, documentation, quality, and compliance standards.
  • Translate scientific algorithms or pseudo code into stable and computationally efficient software
  • Contribute to software development reviews
  • Convert existing code into another language
  • Optimization and parallelization of existing code for improved performance
  • Prepare software documentation and associated training materials

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • M.S. degree in Remote Sensing, Computer Science, Physical Science, Atmospheric Physics, or related field with emphasis in remote sensing or equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years related work experience
  • Experience with radiative transfer models in infrared and microwave regions
  • Experience with black body emission algorithms
  • Experience with algorithms for calculation of Stokes vectors
  • Experience in writing computer code for modeling physical systems
  • Scientific programming experience in IDL, MATLAB, and/or FORTRAN
  • Some practical application of computing and scripting languages such as FORTRAN, Python, C, and C++
  • Knowledge of common satellite data and numerical model formats, such as NetCDF, HDF, BUFR, and GRIB, etc.
  • Experience working with scientists across disciplines and of diverse backgrounds on technical activities
  • The candidate must be able to provide examples of authored code and completed projects.
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively with others
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to collaborate effectively with other team members to meet deadlines.
  • Strong desire to learn and work in a science environment

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Experience in satellite remote sensing and analyses of large environmental satellite data sets with a preference for meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric physics, or related field.
  • Experience with a combination of the following: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, CSS, and HTML.
  • Knowledge of designing software systems for high performance computing systems, such as distributed and shared memory supercomputers, and parallel programming libraries (e.g., MPI).

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.

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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