Physical Scientist

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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 11/5/2016

Frontier Technology Inc. Beverly, MA

Beverly, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree




FRONTIER TECHNOLOGY, INC. is seeking an experienced PHYSICAL SCIENTIST to support existing contracts in the Beverly, MA area.

* Algorithm development associated with image processing, calibration, simulation, astrometry, and automation.

* Performance analysis of sensor data, simulated systems and algorithms.

* Working with other scientists on the team collaboratively to complete algorithm development or analysis tasks.

* Interfacing with software developers on the team to define software requirements and guide software implementation.

* Interfacing with customers to brief your work and define tasking.


* PhD in Physics, Applied Mathematics, or a related discipline, or BS with 5+ years experience.


* Strong technical background in the physical sciences.

* Strong data analysis skills.

* Strong foundation in mathematics and particularly statistics.

* Scientific programming competency: C, C++, Python or Matlab.

* Excellent communication skills with the ability to com,municate technical results to non-technical audiences such as customers.

Optional Experience:

* Machine learning or statistical inference.

* Multi-scale modeling, first principles and phenomenological simulation of physical systems.

* Optical signatures modeling

* Remote sensing

* EO/IR detector science.

* Technical work on a sensor program.

* Experience working with the Department of Defense


* Must be a U.S. Citizen

* Must be able to obtain/maintain a U.S. government security clearance

* This position will require minimal travel.

Team Description
Frontier Technology, Inc. s Special Projects is a small, collaborative team of scientists working with space-based imaging and non-imaging EO-IR sensors. We have extensive experience in sensor requirements definition, sensor design, sensor calibration, data analysis, radiometric performance validation, physics-based and phenomenological simulation tools, and data management.

As a physical scientist, you will work as part of a team of scientific analysts and software developers to develop novel approaches to object identification and tracking in image data, as well as inferring object characteristics or automatically identifying anomalies in telemetry data. You will be responsible for seeing the development of novel approaches end-to-end, from conception, to prototyping and testing approaches, reporting on results and guiding the development of deployable software. You will be working in a team that is responsible for sensor calibration, simulation of real sensor systems, systems engineering, and automation of data management.

FTI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/E