Scientific Programmer - (01152)
Hexagon US Federal Inc
Greenbelt, MD

About $75,000 - $110,000 a year

EducationSkills
JOB DESCRIPTION

Hexagon US Federal, a premier provider of integrated geospatial and technical solutions, is seeking a Scientific Programmer to work with a team of scientists supporting cutting-edge research activities. The successful candidate will contribute to development of the software system for modeling atmosphere turbulence on microwave observations utilizing the output of numerical weather model. This contractor position will support the VLBI Lead Scientist’s research in the Geodesy and Geophysics Laboratory, at NASA GSFC.

Duties

Develop highly efficient code for processing large amounts of data (>50Tb)
Implement new sophisticated algorithms
Run models and computational experiments, and processing observations
JOB REQUIREMENTS

Masters Degree in physical sciences
Deep knowledge of mathematics and numerical methods
Demonstrable experience in the development of code for scientific applications using Fortran or similar languages (Java, C, C++) and willingness to learn Fortran quickly
Good knowledge of Linux
Experience with experimental data
US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
Desired

Ph.D. in astronomy or atmospheric science
Experience in development of scientific software for large projects
Hands-on experience in data analysis
Employment

Initially for 2 years with the possibility of extension
Hexagon US Federal is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category that is protected by federal, state, or local laws.