CEDAR email: Job Opportunity at Space Dynamics Laboratory

Vince Eccles Vince.Eccles at sdl.usu.edu
Thu Apr 27 10:57:48 MDT 2023

Job opportunity at Space Dynamics Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Scientific Computing Software Engineer


Job ID 9654B 

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is seeking a scientific computing software engineer with strong mathematics, signal analysis, data processing, and data analysis skills to become a part of our team. We are investigating the Earth's ionosphere and its impact on defense-related systems through basic research and applied science. Our group is developing frameworks that support high-speed and real-time signal and data analysis for RF and Over the Horizon Radar (OTHR) applications. Candidates should possess familiarity in one or more of the following areas: radar signal processing, software design, data visualization, algorithm development, radio propagation, and plasma physics. This position is located on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related field
* Must be a US citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance
* Willingness and disposition to provide mentoring, leadership, and experience sharing with other engineers and scientists
* Able to work effectively both independently and as a team member and the ability to be productive in a dynamic and collaborative environment
* Good communication skills, both written and verbal

Desired Qualifications:

* Demonstrable experience and expertise in signal processing and image analysis
* Working knowledge of radar, radar systems, remote sensing, and signal detection
* Competency in common programming language and analysis tools (e.g., Julia, Python, C++)
* Experience and expertise with common software development practices, including:
*** Version control and continuous integration
*** Cross-platform implementations (Linux and Windows)
*** Detailed software documentation
*** Parallel processing, hyper-threading, or GPU processing
* Familiarity with basic atmospheric or ionospheric measurement techniques
* Strong computing background and can demonstrate capabilities in object-oriented design and development
* Analysis of very large data sets
* Machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, and image analysis techniques   

In your application's cover letter, let us know if you possess experience in any of the following categories:

* Image processing techniques
* Data processing pipelines
* Scientific computing and computational geometry
* High performance computing architectures and frameworks
* Atmospheric or ionospheric instrumentation and data processing
* Radar signal processing

SDL offers competitive salaries and fantastic benefits, including:

* Flexible work schedules that fit your style- traditional five-day work week, every other Friday off (9-80 schedule), possible work from home days
* Generous paid leisure and sick leave, ensuring you never miss a special event
* A 14.2% employer retirement contribution into a 401(a) account-no matching required!
* Utah State University undergraduate tuition discounts of 50%, full reimbursement for graduate tuition, and free course audits for employees and dependents meeting eligibility requirements
* High-quality, low-cost health, dental, and life insurance
* A great, highly educated team that works together to solve some of the most fascinating problems on (and off) our planet
* We are a growing company that maintains both a family feel and high retention rate with high job satisfaction
* Relocation assistance available for most positions

For questions or assistance with the application process or the DoD SkillBridge program, please contact employment at sdl.usu.edu.

EOE including Disability and Vet

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