ASTRA is looking for a Mid to Senior level Computer Scientist/Scientific Programmer with a focus on high level mathematical programing and algorithm design. The candidate will have strong computer skills and a background in physics or engineering, to support multiple projects related to Space Physics and Space Weather. The work will include running large computer models of the space environment, data analysis and visualization, and related tasks in a cooperative team environment. This position will support a number of projects as well as contributing to ASTRA's internal research and development.
Software/Algorithm Development (80%)
Design software solutions for various projects
Develop algorithms to provide project or research solutions
Create documentation for software design, requirement and specification
Maintain and run several upper atmospheric and ionospheric models to support science projects
Maintain and support development of ionospheric data assimilation models.
Business Development (10%)
Assist in the development and submission of proposals and solicitations
Research and Development (10%)
Participate in on-going R&D programs
Propose and lead new R&D effort
MS (with 2-3 year experience), or BS (with comparable experience) in Computer Science, Mathematics or other relevant field (PhD may also be considered).
Excellent programming skills in FORTRAN, C/C++, IDL for scientific applications on UNIX/Linux systems.
Proficiency in scientific data analysis and visualization.
Competency in running large numerical models.
Competency in numerical methods and experience with scientific data analysis and modeling is preferred.
Experience in network administration, parallel computing, MATLAB, JAVA, and/or scripting is a plus.
Compensation & Benefits
This is a full time, exempt position. Compensation will be dependent on experience.
We provide paid time off, paid holidays, and a flexible schedule
We provide health/dental insurance packages and retirement benefits.
Building on a foundation of fundamental space physics research, we design, develop, build and deploy novel ground-based and space-based instrumentation and sophisticated computer models With a combined breadth of experience spanning decades and multiple disciplines, our team provides unique capabilities, and customized engineering and data services to customers in both the public and private sectors. Our partners and collaborators around the world enable us to deploy instrumentation globally allowing for complete and reliable data acquisition. ASTRA is headquartered in Louisville, CO.
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