Senior Physical Scientist

Job Description

Frontier Technology, Inc. is seeking an experienced Physical Scientist to support existing contracts in the Beverly, MA area. FTI’s Sensor & Data group is a small, collaborative team of scientists and software engineers working with space-based imaging and non-imaging EO-IR sensors. We have extensive experience in sensor requirements definition, sensor design, sensor calibration, data analysis, radiometric performance validation, physics-based and phenomenological simulation tools, and data management. Senior Physical Scientist As a physical scientist, you will work as part of a team of scientific analysts and software developers to develop novel approaches to object identification and tracking in image data, as well as inferring object characteristics or automatically identifying anomalies in telemetry data. You will be responsible for seeing the development of novel approaches end-to-end; from conception, to prototyping and testing approaches, reporting on results and guiding the development of deployable software. You will be working in a team that is responsible for sensor calibration, simulation of real sensor systems, systems engineering, algorithm development and automation of data management. •Algorithm development associated with image processing, calibration, simulation, astrometry, and automation. •Performance analysis of sensor data, simulated systems and algorithms. •Working collaboratively with other scientists on the team to complete algorithm development or analysis tasks. •Interfacing with software developers on the team to define software requirements and guide software implementation. •Interfacing with customers to brief your work and define tasking.


Education Bachelors in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, or a related discipline is required. Masters or PhD in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, or a related discipline is desired. Experience •Strong technical background in the physical sciences. •Strong data analysis skills. •Strong foundation in mathematics and particularly statistics. •Strong scientific programming competency: C, C++, Python or Matlab. •Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate technical results to non-technical audiences such as customers. •5+ years’ experience working with Aerospace industry, Department of Defense and/or as a Government Contractor. Optional Experience: •Machine learning or statistical inference. •Multi-scale modeling, first principles and phenomenological simulation of physical systems •Optical signatures modeling •Remote sensing •EO/IR detector science. •RADAR experience •Technical work on a sensor program. •Real-time / embedded software experience •Big Data processing and management Qualifications •Must be a U.S. Citizen •Must be able to obtain/maintain a U.S. government security clearance •This position will require occasional travel within the USA.

Salary Range Salary dependent upon experience
Submission Date February 15, 2017
Location Beverly, Massachusetts
Employer Frontier Technology, Inc.
Position Type Contract
Funding Status Funded
Job Category other
Clearance TS