Harris Corporation Thermal Scientist in Herndon, Virginia

Thermal Scientist 6/12/18EngineeringUSA - VA - Herndon




Job ID: SIS20181206-25201


Thermal Scientist

Job Code: SIS20181206-25201

Job Location: Herndon, VA

Job Description:

Work with world-class scientists in driving forward research efforts in new development. We are looking for a Thermal Scientist to conduct scientific research to understand and model the physical processes that create detectable signatures for targets and events of interest to national security customers. Characterize remotely detectable signatures and develop signature libraries for targets and events of interest to customers. Perform laboratory and field measurements with instruments to collect signature data and validate the models. Evaluate and analyze existing and conceptual remote sensing systems to determine their ability to collect the signatures. Evaluate methods for image and signal processing to detect, extract, and characterize the signatures in spectral remote sensing data. Develop and demonstrate prototype algorithms and tools to process and analyze the signatures in the data. Occasional travel (approx. 4 times per year) may be required to locations in the U.S.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree with 6+ years of experience or equivalent

  • Active Top Secret or TS/SCI required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree or PhD degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Image Science or Computer Science preferred

  • 3 years of experience in optical remote sensing, preferably with emphasis in spectral data collection and exploitation

  • Through understanding of optical image chain physics and phenomenology

  • Experience with physics-based modeling and simulation

  • Ability to develop prototype signal and image processing code in Matlab, Python, IDL or C++ Ability to work independently or in a small multidisciplinary team toward an objective with minimal external direction

  • Written and oral communication skills to interface with and brief program sponsors, technical staff and external partners on technical plans and progress

  • Skilling in independently balancing a fair work load, managing priorities, maintaining a commitment to quality standards, overcoming obstacles, and achieving results

  • Organizational skills to work with a variety of people in different disciplines, working from multiple locations on tasks involving rapidly changing information

Please be aware this position requires an Active Top Secret or TS/SCI Clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.


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