Senior Data Scientist - Aerospace

Job description

Peraton is seeking a Senior Data Scientist to support our Space Force customer. The work can be on-site in either Colorado Springs, CO or Chantilly, VA. Onsite required with remote work authorized.

Responsibilities include:
Researches, designs, develops, and tests Space weather models on an AWS Platform.
Analyzes space weather data to determine designs and calculations related to Time series data from LaGrange station keeping satellites.
Develops design criteria for space weather and models including testing methods, data definition, quality standards, and performance metrics.
Plans and conducts experimental, environmental, operational and stress tests on computer models and prototypes.
Evaluates external software and space weather mathematical models for conformance to engineering principles, to meet customer requirements, and quality standards.
Formulates mathematical models or other methods of computer analysis to develop, evaluate, or modify design according to customer engineering requirements.
Reviews performance and data reports and documentation from customers and engineers.
Plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates testing of satellite systems.
Performs risk assessment of systems and generates risk mitigation plans and strategies.

Required qualifications:
BS/BA with 8-10 years of experience, MS with 6-8 years of experience

Technical leadership skills:
Ability to mentor engineers in skills and professional development in Space weather analysis, mathematical models, software code dissection.
Ability to program and understand machine learning models using Python

Machine learning / AI application experience:
Conduct and publish research in neural networks and support vector machines.
Ability to understand best support Machine Learning models as applied to data e.g., Tensor Flow, Image Classifiers etc.

Customer relationships:
Build strong positive working relationships with customer and be prepared to brief at a potential C-level.
Must have at least 8-10 years of higher mathematical model calculations, prefer modeling and simulation experience.
Mid-level software coding ability to include: Python, Java, C programming languages.
Knowledge of current Machine learning models and neural networks as applicable to the Amazon Web Service platform.
Proven track record in Space weather or space systems to include Orbital dynamics.
Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI level security clearance and maintain the clearance.
Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Colorado Salary Minimum: $83,400
Colorado Salary Maximum: $202,400

The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.

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