IT002 Senior Data Scientist

The Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) provides high-end information technology systems and services for science, including assessment and evaluation of new information technologies, hardware, and software. CISTO’s Innovation Lab is an applied research and development (R&D) focus area that supports Goddard’s science mission through the use of high-performance computing and data analytic techniques.

ADNET is seeking an individual with strong remote sensing skills, specifically with high resolution commercial data, stereogrammetry and Lidar. The candidate should be self-motivated and able to work independently with excellent communication skills as well as be able to work well in a team and group setting. The individual would interface with scientists that approach the Innovation Lab group looking for support for their projects.  In addition, the new hire should be willing and interested to do independent development and experimentation on commercial high resolution data to create novel output products or workflows. 

The position will be full-time and starts in September 2021.

Responsibilities :

  • Serve as CISTO/Innovation Lab expert in the remote sensing area
  • Support the exploration of emerging systems, including hardware and software, for use in AI/ML applications
  • Explore the use of high-performance object storage hardware/software solutions for use within CISTO
  • Perform evaluations of emerging technologies, including closer integration of high-performance computing with edge computing and modeling, emulation of full-physics models using machine learning models, alternative operating systems and code development capabilities, automation and workflows

Required Qualifications :

  • PhD degree in a relevant scientific, technical, or engineering field
  • At least 5 years of postdoctoral research experience
  • Strong remote sensing skills, specifically with high resolution commercial data, stereogrammetry and Lidar
  • Strong skills in developing analysis from design through implementation, demonstrated through strong peer review publication history
  • Demonstrated experience applying algorithms to large volumes of data
  • Experience with image processing software including commercial (e.g. ENVI, Erdas, etc.) and open source (e.g. gdal, qgis)
  • Knowledge of Python programming language
  • Experience working in High End Computing (HPC) environment
  • Research and operations experience in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)
  • Ability to work independently and with a group
  • Strong verbal and written communication and critical thinking skills

Desired Qualifications :

  • Experience in the NASA/GSFC computing environment

**** This job is with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s SESDA 4 contract and therefore requires US citizenship or Greencard ****

Join the NASA family

Team ADNET brings over 30 years of experience to information systems and professional services for the federal government. With a history of expertise in software development, computer network design, IT security, mission operations support, and educational outreach, Team ADNET is deeply embedded in the Space and Earth Science at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

ADNET Systems, Inc. is working with Goddard Space Flight Center to fulfill NASA’s vision for space exploration, and working with the Science and Exploration Directorate to fulfill its many missions.

ADNET Systems, Inc. is an employee-centric company, committed to providing premier benefits that support our employees and their families. With affordable medical and dental plans coupled with leading disability and life insurance options, ADNET offers our employees the benefits most sought after by today’s professional candidate. Furthermore, our benefits package features the extras that distinguish us from other small businesses, ensuring our high employee retention that our customers appreciate. Some features of our compensation plans and environment perks include:

  • Annual Leave/Sick Leave
  • Military and Family Emergency Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Medical and Dental Plans
  • Direct Deposit Payroll
  • 401K Plan with Company Matching and Immediate Vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • In-house Seminars/Workshops/Classes
  • Management Retreats/Seminars
  • Swag bags