Scientific Programmer

Xator Corporation seeks a Scientific Programmer


Date posted

July 18, 2019 12:00 am

Application deadline

Sep. 18, 2019 12:00 am


Xator Corporation


  • United States

Job description

Scientific Programmer

(Fairfax, VA; US Citizenship)

Why work for us?

Join a dedicated team of scientists and software developers responsible for developing, integrating, and maintaining an atmospheric model for simulating the release of materials to the atmosphere and their associated dispersion using weather forecasts. Be the scientific programmer who is responsible for developing physics-based algorithms as part of a multi-company team collaboration. Become a key team member for developing and implementing changes to a complex software product for a Department of Defense (DoD) agency that involves problem solving science and software issues. Work side by side with scientists and software engineers who are experts in their field, at an office park in a residential neighborhood within the Washington DC metropolitan area. The technical focus includes atmospheric dispersion modeling, visualization, and integration with other systems. The work is fast-paced, provides excitement, challenges, and opportunities to learn in many disciplines.

This is a full-time position with opportunity to transition to other software integration projects. The selected individual will work as an integral member of a team, and will be responsible for implementing and developing physics-based algorithms using Java, C++, Fortran, and distributed framework technologies as part of a collaborative effort. This is a junior to mid-level opportunity for a scientific programmer to expand their areas of experience.

Basic Requirements

  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a security clearance
  • S. degree or higher in mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, or related field
  • Three (3) or more years of work experience in using the Java and C++ object-oriented programming language
  • Demonstrated strong ability to work independently in a self-directed environment
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Requirements

  • Active Secret clearance desired but not required
  • Experience in developing, modifying, and using scientific software
  • Experience with Java IDE’s such as Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans, and JavaFX GUI development desired but not required
  • Experience in Python, Ruby, and JavaScript
  • Experience with MATLAB and machine learning tools desired but not required
  • Experience in using version control software such as Git, Mercurial, or Subversion
  • Experience in developing software in FORTRAN is a plus

Sound Good?

Xator understands that it takes more than competitive salaries to attract and retain the best employees – they deserve solid, sustainable benefits, too. In addition to offering competitive salaries that are commensurate with education and experience, Xator offers a comprehensive benefit package with options our employees can tailor to fit the way they live. This includes:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance policies;
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, Short Term Disability and Long-Term Disability insurance policies;
  • Company sponsored 401(k) retirement plan with automatic company contributions and no vesting period;
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) programs to help you balance your work and family life
  • Tuition Assistance for job-related education/ training courses

Our employees have found that their efforts can have a direct impact on company growth and often leads to increased job satisfaction, organizational commitment, motivation, and a strong sense of teamwork. Complete and current descriptions of these benefits may be found in the appropriate plan documents you’ll receive when you’re offered a job.

Xator prides itself on its exceptional reputation, long existence, and stability, as well as our commitment to our employees. It is this commitment to personnel and their involvement in the company that has enabled Xator to acquire and retain a cadre of personnel with scientific, technical, and computer programming expertise. A brief summary of Xator’s technical capabilities is available on our company web site

Interested individuals are invited to submit their resume in confidence at

Xator Corporation provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment as required by and/or consistent with applicable country law and company policy. Consistent with the foregoing, Xator Corporation provides qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status(s) protected by law. In the United States, Xator Corporation ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.