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Scientific Computing Software Engineer

Space Dynamics Laboratory
Albuquerque, NM
  • Posted: February 10, 2023
  • Full-Time
Job ID 9654A

Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is seeking a scientific computing software engineer with strong data processing and analysis skills to become a part of our team. We are the world leaders in developing frameworks that support high-speed and real-time data analysis for RF and Over the Horizon Radar (OTHR) applications. In addition to software-based data analysis, our team constructs and deploys antenna hardware to demonstrate novel ionospheric measurement technology. Candidates should possess familiarity in one or more of the following areas: software design, APIs, data visualization, Docker containerization, algorithm development, and radar signal processing. This position is located on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

SDL offers competitive salaries and fantastic benefits, including:
  • Flexible work schedules that fit your style- traditional five-day work week, every other Friday off (9-80 schedule), possible work from home days
  • Generous paid leisure and sick leave, ensuring you never miss a special event
  • A 14.2% employer retirement contribution into a 401(a) account-no matching required!
  • Utah State University undergraduate tuition discounts of 50%, full reimbursement for graduate tuition, and free course audits for employees and dependents meeting eligibility requirements
  • High-quality, low-cost health, dental, and life insurance
  • A great, highly educated team that works together to solve some of the most fascinating problems on (and off) our planet
  • We are a growing company that maintains both a family feel and high retention rate with high job satisfaction
  • Relocation assistance available for most positions

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, Physics, or related field
  • Must be a US citizen and be able to obtain a US government security clearance
  • Must be willing and able to support occasional travel (25% maximum)

Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrable experience and expertise in signal processing and image analysis
  • Working knowledge of Julia, Python, or C++
  • Working knowledge of Docker and software containerization practices
  • Working knowledge of radar, radar systems, remote sensing, and signal detection
  • Demonstrable experience and expertise with common software development practices, including:
    • Version control and continuous integration
    • Cross-platform implementations (Linux and Windows)
    • Detailed software documentation
    • Parallel processing, hyper-threading, or GPU processing
    • Unit testing
  • Demonstrable experience in atmospheric or ionospheric research
  • Strong computing background and can demonstrate capabilities in object-oriented design and development
  • Analysis of very large data sets for sparse events
  • Machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence techniques

In your application's cover letter, let us know if you possess experience in any of the following categories:
  • Image processing techniques
  • Data processing pipelines
  • Scientific computing and computational geometry
  • High performance computing architectures and frameworks
  • Atmospheric or ionospheric data processing
  • Radar signal processing
  • Docker and software containerization
  • Cloud technologies and deployment (AWS, AWS GovCloud, Azure, etc.)
  • Version control tools (GitLab, GitHub, Bitbucket, etc.)
  • Willingness and disposition to provide mentoring, leadership, and experience sharing with other engineers

SDL supports a variety of missions, including NASA's vision to reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind and the Department of Defense's aim to protect our Nation on the ground, in the air, and in space. Our sensors, satellites, software systems, and science and engineering play an essential role in some important missions you've heard of, and others that you haven't. Join our team in our seventh decade of delivering mission success.

For questions or assistance with the application process or the DoD SkillBridge program, please contact

EOE including Disability and Vet

Space Dynamics Laboratory


Albuquerque, NM
87199 USA



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