Research Engineer-SCITECH NOA1776

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG), leading a Scientific and Technical Support Team (IMSG Team, consisting of IMSG, Inc. and subcontracting companies) is looking for qualified research engineer.


Date posted

Aug. 28, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 28, 2017 12:00 am


I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG)


  • United States

Job description

Research Engineer-SCITECH

College Park, MD 

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG),  leading a Scientific and Technical Support Team (IMSG Team, consisting of IMSG, Inc. and subcontracting companies) is looking for qualified research engineer candidates to support the NOAA GOES-R Algorithm Scientific Software Integration and System Transition Team (ASSISTT) in College Park, Maryland.  

ASSISTT specializes in transitioning systems from research to operations. We support integration tasks for several NOAA weather satellites by ensuring that a functional algorithm is in place and ready for operations. ASSISTT works with science teams and stakeholders to: conduct a standard set of project reviews; generate a standard set of documentation; develop and refine requirements; track risks and mitigations; clean code for coding/security, common data formats and metadata  (CF & ISO), standard languages, tools, and libraries; test software; validate products, perform configuration management; and prepare the Delivered Algorithm Package. 

Job Duties: 

  • Provides programming and software engineering support for the next generation NOAA weather satellites using industry standard software engineering techniques.
  • Design, code, test, and document interfaces of moderate to high complexity.
  • Work with NOAA government staff to coordinate science products, algorithm development, and science processing.
  • Support science algorithm integration and research-to-operation efforts. 

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in Fortran
  • 2+ years of experience in C/C++
  • 2+ years of knowledge of Unix/Linux
  • Experience with Perl, Python, or shell scripting

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with real-time and off-line processing of satellite data, science algorithm development.
  • Experience processing and managing large volumes of data
  • Experience with interoperability between Fortran 90/95 and C/C++
  • Experience with CM tools such as Git and GitLab
  • Familiarity with scientific data formats such as HDF and netCDF
  • Previous integration experience
  • Educational background or experience in satellites and remote sensing
  • Teamwork, strong inter-personal skills 

Education: BS or MS in Atmospheric Science or Computer Science (Atmospheric science with Strong FORTRAN, C++ or Computer Science with strong programming skills (C++, etc). 

Please note U.S. citizenship or green card is required for the position. 

To Apply:     

Please apply directly to our career portal or website: IMSG or Careers at IMSG  (NOA1776 Research Engineer-SCITECH)  Include your resume, three references with contact information and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position.

Please indicate your timeline of availability and preferred salary level for consideration.             

IMSG offers an outstanding overall Benefits Package including company paid leave, medical dental, vision, and 401K.  

IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran friendly.


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