Earth and Environmental Sciences: Atmospheric Sciences
Computational Physics, Inc. (CPI) has an immediate opening for a scientific programmer to participate in multiple projects involving the use of atmospheric radiance models and particle transport models to support earth and planetary satellite remote sensing missions.
Roles and Responsibilities
Participate in in-flight calibration of remote sensing instruments.
Participate in validation and analysis of satellite remote sensing UV-IR data.
Masters degree (or equivalent experience) in physics, astronomy, or related scientific field.
5 years of experience with IDL (Interactive Data Language).
Excellent verbal and written English language skills, good communication skills, and ability to interact well in group work environments.
Ph.D. in physics or related scientific field.
Experience with atmospheric radiance modeling.
Experience with UV to near-IR satellite remote sensing data sets.
Familiarity with object oriented programming concepts and C++.
Experience with version control software (Git, SVN).
Experience with Linux OS and/or Mac OS X
8001 Braddock Rd, Suite 210 Springfield, VA
CPI offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a generous retirement plan including an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), significant educational assistance, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience.
CPI is an employee-owned company, founded in 1984 to perform scientific research and use its findings to characterize radiation properties of the Earth's upper atmosphere and develop new remote sensing techniques for better understanding the upper atmosphere and ionosphere. Today, CPI continues to be active in these areas but has broadened its work to also address remote sensing of the Earth's com...plete environment, including the terrain, oceans, the lower and middle atmospheres (including clouds), ionospheric effects on signals, data assimilation techniques for specification of the state of the global ionosphere, software architectures using object-oriented concepts for distributed processing, and architectures and techniques for integration of satellite ground data processing systems.
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