Scientific Programmer / Analyst

Scitor   •  

Greenbelt, MD

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 39 days ago

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The Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center ( is a world leader in satellite-based remote sensing of the ocean. SAIC has been supporting the OBPG for over 30 years. SAIC seeks to hire a scientific programmer/analyst to join the OBPG.

This position will support the OBPG in scientific software development and evaluation of processing algorithms for retrieving geophysical properties from current and future satellite radiometers operating in the ultraviolet to short-wave infrared (e.g., PACE/OCI, VIIRS, MODIS, SeaWiFS). Work will primarily focus on software development and algorithm implementation to support ocean color data product generation for the Science Data Segment of the PACE mission.

Duties will include:

  • Implementation of processing algorithms in operational processing software

  • Evaluation and validation of the performance of the algorithms

  • Development of methodologies to assess and correct for errors in derived ocean color products

  • Documentation through publications and presentations at meetings and conferences


Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience. Four additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Required (Basic) Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the development of scientific data processing software using C, C++, or Fortran in a UNIX/Linux environment

  • 5 years of experience with development and evaluation of algorithms for retrieval of geophysical parameters from satellite remote sensing data

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

Clearance Requirement:

  • The successful candidate must also be eligible for unescorted access to NASA facilities.

Desired (Preferred) Skills:

  • Experience with C, C++, Fortran, Python.

  • Experience with ocean color data analysis, atmospheric correction techniques, bio- optical algorithms, or radiative transfer theory.