NASA Research Scientist

SAIC

Greenbelt, MD, USA 🇺🇸

Job ID: 2111143
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jul 27, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Research Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No
Benefits: Click here

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: SAIC seeks to hire a Scientific Programmer Analyst to support the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory (HSL) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.  Successful candidate will participate/lead in the design and implementation of a soil moisture-based agricultural yield forecasting system. Key responsibilities include the management of remote sensing, modeled and reference datasets, system design and functional testing of the software. The candidate should have experience with remote sensing datasets, structured programming, computing platforms and environments and experience/interests in land surface modeling, microwave remote sensing and/or land data assimilation. A good knowledge of earth science data formats is expected and experience in working with satellite datasets is needed. The candidate must also be knowledgeable in visualization/analysis packages and software such as python, GrADS, NCL, IDL, Matlab and GIS. It is desirable that the incumbent has a MS/PhD in computer science, geophysics, hydrology, or related disciplines.  The individual should have good communication (written and oral) skills. Experience in project coordination and writing and reviewing technical reports is also expected.

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

MS/PhD in computer science, geophysics, hydrology, or related disciplines. 

The candidate should have experience with remote sensing datasets, structured programming, computing platforms and environments and experience/interests in land surface modeling, microwave remote sensing and/or land data assimilation. A good knowledge of earth science data formats is expected and experience in working with satellite datasets is needed. The candidate must also be knowledgeable in visualization/analysis packages and software such as python, GrADS, NCL, IDL, Matlab and GIS. The individual should have good communication (written and oral) skills. Experience in project coordination and writing and reviewing technical reports is also expected.

Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation’s modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner’s ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.


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EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED