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Filter by Date: Nov 22, 2018

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 42923 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?

Responsibilities

The selected OPIR analyst will work shoulder to shoulder with other members of The Imagery Products and Exploitation Department and Program Office analyst supporting multi-sensor data analysis, exploitation and integration across the intelligence community. The candidate will provide technical advisory support to the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Remote Sensing Systems Directorate (SMC/RS) at Los Angeles AFB CA; providing technical systems engineering solutions to support the OPIR Next Generation System acquisition and development. You will use your end-to-end knowledge of data exploitation and data analytics to provide independent verification and validation of new algorithm concepts and trade studies to determine optimal performance of space payloads, apply multi-int geospatial solutions and create custom visualizations and analytical reports for our customers.

 

***This role can be filled as an Aerospace Engineering Specialist or Senior Engineering Specialist***

 

Key Functions

  • Provide Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) algorithm development 
  • Apply mathematical principles in the evaluation, development, and selection of image and signal processing techniques for the purpose of:
    • target detection 
    • background suppression 
    • false alarm mitigation
    • mono and multi-target tracking of dim target algorithms to support government customers in the area of missile warning applications 
  • Understanding system requirements and interface with Aerospace Program Office and Government customers to solve complex issues. 
  • Ability to lead teams as well as mentor more junior engineers. 

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Degree from an accredited university in Remote Sensing, Computer Science, Mathematics, Science or related Engineering discipline.
  • 8 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience.
  • Familiarization in image processing techniques specific to short wave and mid wave infrared.
  • Competent in target detection and background suppression algorithms development.
  • Practiced tracking algorithm developer using Kalman filtering and other non-linear techniques.
  • Ability to perform modeling and simulations, test data generation, algorithm performance trade studies and report findings on new technical advances.
  • Familiarity in conducting longer-range technical studies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of customers' and corporate staff.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work interactively and effectively with Air Force and other government customers and with contractor personnel.
  • Must have or ability to obtain TS/SCI clearances (US Citizenship Required).

 

Preferred

  • Familiarity with one or more of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++, IDL and MATLAB within Unix/Linux programming environments.

 

Required for consideration as a Senior Engineering Specialist

  • Degree from an accredited university in Remote Sensing, Computer Science, Mathematics, Science or related Engineering discipline.
  • 12 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience.
  • Previous hands-on experience in image processing techniques specific to short wave and mid wave infrared.
  • Skilled target detection and background suppression algorithms developer
  • Proficient tracking algorithm developer using Kalman filtering and other non-linear techniques
  • Previous hands-on experience in modeling and simulations, test data generation, algorithm performance trade studies and report findings on new technical advances.
  • Previous experience in conducting longer-range technical studies.
  • Track record of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of customers' and corporate staff
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work interactively and effectively with Air Force and other government customers and with contractor personnel
  • Must have or ability to obtain TS/SCI clearances (US Citizenship Required).

 

Preferred for Senior Engineering Specialist

  • Skilled in applying advanced computer processing techniques like machine learning, artificial intelligence and computer vision to science data.
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++, IDL and MATLAB within Unix/Linux programming environments.

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

 

Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 

 

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

 

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement


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