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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Space Weather Applications Developer in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Space Systems Analysis and Test Group identifies and evaluates threats to U.S. use of space for military, intelligence, civil and commercial purposes. This work involves understanding the attributes and vulnerabilities of U.S. space-related systems, including the sensors and networks used to detect, track, and characterize objects in space, the satellites that provide space-based services, and the infrastructure used to control and operate these satellites. A central component of this effort involves consideration of how adversaries might try to exploit U.S. vulnerabilities; assessing the risk of exploitation involves technically evaluating the knowledge and resources required to mount a credible threat against our systems. This work requires detailed modeling of optical, radar, and propulsion systems; novel ideas for new space systems and on-orbit operations; and understanding the timelines, architectures, and decision-making processes for maintaining awareness of the space environment. In addition, the group pursues potentially game-changing, innovative ideas for remote sensing of space and the Earth. This part of our work involves sensor design, signal and image processing as well as space object and environmental phenomenology. The group seeks researchers from the physical sciences, including physics, mathematics, and chemistry, as well as from a wide range of applied disciplines (including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, aeronautics, astronautics and computer science).

Space Weather Applications Development Specialist

A Group 95 team member focused on the development and testing of prototype systems with particular emphasis on development of software applications for space environment effects specification and mitigation. Expertise in algorithm development, testing, formal documentation, verification and validation is required. Will work with a large, multi-disciplinary team from a variety of technical Divisions focused on multiple projects with space environment specification requirements. BS in Physics, EE, CS or related field required, MS preferred.

Particular skills of interest include: 1. Matlab programming and scripting 2. Familiarity with development in Linux environment including bash scripting 3. Signal processing experience 4. Ionospheric modeling experience 5. Space environment data analysis experience 6. Python, Perl, Ruby scripting languages 7. Git version control system experience

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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