Careers

Spectral Sciences, Inc., a small, employee-owned business dedicated to innovation and excellence in basic and applied research for over 35 years, seeks highly motivated and talented individuals with strong backgrounds in the physical sciences and engineering. Research and development areas include gas and fluid dynamics, molecular modeling, remote sensing, atmospheric radiative transfer, combustion science, computational chemistry, 3-D and spectral scene modeling, electro-optical signatures analysis, and development of electro-optical instrumentation to support phenomenological studies and new measurement concepts.

SSI offers competitive salaries, stock ownership, and a comprehensive benefits package. Interested individuals are invited to send their resumes in confidence to Human Resources, Spectral Sciences, Inc., 4 Fourth Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803-3304 or to resume@spectral.com. See www.spectral.com/careers. Please reference the position title in correspondence.



Research Scientist – EO Remote Sensing

The candidate for this position is a highly motivated and talented individual who will work in small teams with SSI scientists and engineers on a variety of projects in sensor and environment modeling and data analysis algorithm development. Typical projects include development of physical models of complex interactions of light and matter, and sensor response, development of advanced algorithms for enhancement and exploitation of signals in clutter. Extraction of information from large geospatial/spectral datasets. Development of processing architectures and prototyping software for use within our in-house sensors and imagers. The ideal candidate is comfortable working independently and in small groups to develop ideas that meet customer needs, solicit funding, write proposals, and carry through phases of development from concept to prototype.

Desired Qualifications:

  • An MS or PhD degree in the physical sciences (physics, atmospheric sciences, image science, optics, etc.) or engineering (electrical, aerospace, mechanical, etc.).
  • Experience should include the development of fundamental physical models, data analysis algorithms, and/or sensor concepts involving remote sensing for aerospace, industrial, or medical applications.
  • Experience programming with C/C++, Python, and/or Fortran, shell scripting, Unix command line tools.
  • US citizenship and ability to obtain a US Government Security Clearance are required.

Additional Factors Considered:

  • Post-degree work experience.
  • Post-Doctoral work is desirable and counts towards work experience.
  • Proficiency in current methods of mathematical modeling of physical phenomena.
  • Experience in the development of scientific and engineering software.
  • Familiarity with molecular spectroscopy and radiative transfer phenomena.
  • Familiarity with spatial image processing and analysis, and geospatial information system (GIS) algorithms.
  • Familiarity with data science including analysis and reduction techniques, numerical algorithms, control systems, big data and deep learning concepts.
  • Experience transitioning software to microprocessors, FPGAs, and/or GPUs.
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in team building, customer relations, technical marketing, and proposal writing.
  • A track record of written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills.

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Research Engineer– Scientific Computation

The candidate for this position is a highly motivated and talented individual who will work with SSI scientists and engineers on a variety of projects in physical modeling, data analysis, and algorithm development. Typical projects develop physical models of chemical reactions, multi-phase flows, and molecular spectra, including aspects of numerical algorithms, molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry, fluid dynamics, spectroscopy, radiation transport, and physics. End products are realistic prediction of events and phenomenology, including spatial, spectral, and temporal signatures. The ideal candidate is comfortable working independently and in small groups to develop ideas that meet customer needs, solicit funding, write proposals, and carry through phases of scientific software development from initial physical equations of phenomenology to demonstration pseudo-code to fully documented and tested large scale scientific software.

Desired Qualifications:

  • An MS or PhD degree in engineering (aerospace, electrical, chemical) or the physical sciences (physics, chemistry, atmospheric sciences).
  • Experience should include the development of fundamental physical models, numerical methods, and data analysis algorithms in fluid dynamics and/or continuum and rarefied simulation models, and integration of chemical and physical models within large-scale simulation.
  • Proficiency in current methods of mathematical modeling of physical phenomena.
  • Experience with multi-processing and multi-threaded programming, shell scripting, Unix command line tools.
  • A track record of written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • US citizenship and ability to obtain a US Government Security Clearance are required.

Additional Factors Considered:

  • Post-degree work experience.
  • Post-Doctoral work is desirable and counts towards work experience.
  • Experience programming Fortran, C/C++, MATLAB, and/or Python.
  • Experience in the development and execution of software on a variety of serial and parallel platforms, in particular on Linux and Windows platforms.
  • Familiarity with chemistry, molecular spectroscopy, and radiative transfer phenomena.
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in team building, customer relations, technical marketing, and proposal writing.
  • A track record of written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills.

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