Senior Engineer - Image or Radar Signal Processing (669021) with Security Clearance


Ball Aerospace


Posted Under: Dayton, Ohio jobs in Engineering; Engineering jobs in zipcode 45401
Posted On: 2020-03-27 00:00:00

Who We Are: Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit http://www.ball.com/aerospace , Facebook or Twitter . Ball Aerospace is a prime contractor leading development teams at AFRL and NASIC. Dayton personnel develop advanced hardware and software systems and provide management services to solve customer problems and create new capabilities. This includes designing and developing software tools and threat models, performing extensive data analyses, and executing modeling and simulations using both internally developed and standard models. Systems Engineering Solutions provides technical and professional services to defense, intelligence, homeland security and space science markets. Qualifications: Senior Engineer - Image or Radar Signal Processing: What You'll Do: * Conduct data exploitation of non-literal geospatial data to solve tactical, military, and intelligence problems using both real time and forensic techniques. Includes data processing, data analysis, tool development, analytic support, report writing, and presentations. * Characterize the performance of remote sensing systems and relate sensor characteristics to the performance of automated and manual detection, classification, and characterization of targets. * Develop signal and image processing algorithms for remote sensor data processing and exploitation. * Integrate image and/or signal processing algorithms into processing & analysis applications. * Analyze utility of and rapidly develop applications for EO/IR, multi-spectral, and/or radar sensor data. * Apply rigorous statistical methods and analysis to data collected from a variety of sensors to ensure findings are complete and accurate. * Develop, enhance, test, and evaluate algorithms to detect, track, characterize, and exploit weak signals. * Implement algorithms in high-level scientific computing languages (MATLAB, IDL, Python) * Support formal software transition processes, including system/subsystem/component-level design. * Document research through technical reports and papers. * Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule. * Perform other duties as necessary. * Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment. Preferred Qualifications: * Serve as primary customer interface on technical issues.. * Provide specific technical expertise performing high-level analytical assignments across several complex tasks. * Apply and interpret advanced engineering or scientific theories, concepts, and techniques. * Develop or direct the development of solutions to complex technical problems where little or no precedent exists and innovation is required. * Responsible for execution of small to medium-size, complex projects * Collaborate in an R&D team environment, to include providing mentoring, direction, and peer review to junior coworkers. * Lead group efforts to develop and document technical solutions to customer requests for proposals (RFPs). * Maintain an understanding of the expertise available within our organization and among our corporate partners to ensure we offer our customer the best possible technical solutions. * Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. What You'll Need: * Active Top Secret clearance with Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) * Strong science and mathematics foundation. * Programming skills in a high-level scripting languages such as MATLAB, Interactive Data Language (IDL), or Python. * Object-oriented programming, C/C++, Java, Javascript, AngularJS, Django, and Postgres, a plus. * Strong verbal and written communication skills. * One or more of the following: * Radar and/or signal and image processing, exploitation, and analysis experience. * Pattern recognition, and performance characterization experience * Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) exploitation, analysis, or processing experience is desired. * EO/IR or spectral exploitation, analysis, or processing experience. * Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Remote Sensing, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field, plus 8 or more years of relevant experience *Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education. Working Conditions: * Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment. * May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required. * May access other facilities in various weather conditions. * Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required. Security Clearance: Successful candidate will have completed a government national security clearance investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *U.S. Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position. Relocation: Relocation for this position is NOT Available EEO Statement: US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.