We are seeking a talented Signal and Information Processing Research Scientist to be a liaison between our organization and government scientists, engineers, and operations experts in pursuit of applied research and development of effective and efficient solutions for real-world National Security System problems. The work will be primarily conducted onsite at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland.
While there is a broad community interest and push toward commodity AI/ML development and deployment, in many cases, these downstream components are serviced and dependent on high-quality signal and information processing to be effective. This position seeks candidates interested in that front end processing that makes remote sensing possible for national security systems.
The position's responsibilities include data analysis, signal and clutter phenomenology identification/capture/modeling, array calibration, and advanced algorithm development, implementation, and testing.
Projects will involve a variety of advanced sensing and Command and Control systems, ranging from undersea sensors to airborne and space systems employing sensory modalities spanning the acoustic and radio frequency regimes.
Who Will Be a Great Fit?
• Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field
• At least 2 years of relevant industry experience
• Active DOD Secret Security Clearance
• Ability to research and implement advanced processing methods
• Demonstrated knowledge skills and abilities in one or more of the areas of Sonar, Radar, SIGINT, or related sensing domain
• Demonstrated knowledge skills and abilities in one or more of the subjects of Statistical Adaptive Array and Multichannel Processing, Stochastic Processes and Applications, Classical Inference/Detection and Estimation Theory, Fusion, Tracking, Classification, or related field
• Candidates must be comfortable in small work groups, doing extended development with minimal oversight and direction
• Candidate must have a demonstrable proficiency in prototyping simple and complex concepts in MATLAB.
•Experience in mathematical/physical modeling, simulation, and performance analysis
• Experience analyzing data on very large and diverse scales
• Programming experience in Java or C/C++
• Travel will be required, 10-15%
• The successful candidate will perform his or her job duties from Metron offices, aboard Government-operated marine vessels, or at Government sites. At-sea operations may require infrequent travel to other operating areas.
Physical requirements include:
• Be able to ascend and descend a ladder to board a sea vessel
• Be able to board and move about a sea vessel <10% of the time
• Be able to withstand being aboard a sea vessel
• Be comfortable maneuvering in confined spaces aboard the sea vessel