Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - Science and Technology with Passion


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Scientific Programmer/Analyst
Reference #:21-3017
Open Date:2/4/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:No
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc (SSAI) is seeking an individual with 5 years of experience in scientific programming and/or data analysis. Must have a broad understanding of computer science or one or more Earth science areas within the contract; Experience in scientific programming using languages such as FORTRAN, C or C++ is required or demonstrated proficiency in one or more of the following data analysis packages: IDL/ENVI, MATLAB, R or geographic information systems, e.g. ESRI’s ArcGIS.

Primary Duties: 

  • Assist in evaluation of different science tests and be able to do some basic science analysis to effectively assess and confirm science tests results. 
  • Maintain scientific software libraries written primarily in C 
  • Ability to facilitate regular operational processes by leveraging basic scripting capabilities in Bash, Perl or Python. 
  • Assist other team members in doing more rigorous science studies and analysis, as and when needed. 
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors (B.S.) degree in any physical sciences with 2+ years of work experience or the equivalent in education and experience. 
  • Rigorous academic coursework or work experience, involving Earth Observation and Remote Sensing  
  • 2+ years programming experience in C/C++, Java 
  • Familiarity with scripting and 1-2 years of experience in scripting, using any of Bash/Python/R 
  • Ability to work in an agile team environment and deliver results on schedule.  
Desired Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in any physical sciences with 5+ years of work experience or the equivalent in education and experience. 
  • Familiarity with open source tools like GDAL/OGR/QGIS 
  • Familiarity with Direct Readout data processing
  • Exposure to multiple Earth observation satellites like MODIS/VIIRS/Landsat/NOAA AVHRR/ESA Sentinel etc.