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Scientific Software Engineer

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Scientific Software Engineer
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Bethesda,  MD
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Scientific Software Engineer

Talent Orchard LLC, a boutique talent acquisition consulting firm, has been contracted by a large defense contractor in their search for a Scientific Software Engineer in the West Bethesda, MD area. Active Secret clearance required.

In this role, your responsibilities will look like this:

Provides expertise and direction in the development and/or modification of computer-based scientific and technical software systems for the performance evaluation of naval shipboard and towed acoustic sensors. Uses expertise in conjunction with direction of project managers and senior scientists and engineers to solve customer problems through the application of science, engineering and mathematical principles and techniques. Designs, codes, tests, and debugs scientific applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Works independently and in small teams in multiple technical areas, such as large scale Linux data storage systems, SQL databases, engineering evaluation or test, configuration management procedures, acoustic spectral analysis, statistical analysis and modeling. Works with users to define existing or new system scope and objectives. Provides analytical support and technical advice during the conceptualization, development, and implementation phases. Plans and schedules new applications systems projects with user, systems software, and computer center operations personnel, including the identification of objectives, time frames, costs, and manpower requirements. Reviews and evaluates systems and software for adherence to government or commercial directives, standards, guidelines, and criteria concerning software robustness, accuracy, and maintainability. Some local and long distance travel to client sites will be required to implement software changes, perform tests and participate in progress and results briefings.



Requires Bachelor’s degree (in Engineering, Math, Science, Computer Science or related field) or equivalent, and five to seven years of related experience. Must be proficient in at least one object-oriented language such as C#, C++ or Java, in order of preference. Must demonstrate development experience in technical or scientific database application development. Course work and experience in physics, wave theory, machine learning, signal processing, acoustics, and submarine acoustic sensors is especially desirable. U.S. citizenship required. Active DoD security clearance (Secret or above) is required. Ability to express ideas clearly and succinctly both verbally and through the written word is essential.

Experience using MATLAB and signal processing techniques is desirable. Above all, candidate must demonstrate eagerness to learn new concepts, methodologies, and programming languages.

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