Geophysicist (645473)

  • 02/19/2018

Job Description

Leidos is seeking a Geophysicist to work on-site at the US National Data Center (US NDC). The US NDC is the geophysical data acquisition, data processing, reporting and archiving component of the United States Atomic Energy Detection System (USAEDS) operated by the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) in Melbourne, FL. AFTAC's mission is to monitor compliance with nuclear test ban treaties to standards set by US verification and policy leaders. Candidates must possess a current Secret clearance with the ability to obtain TS/SCI. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate will help support a multi-year contract involving a state-of-the-art nuclear test monitoring system. This system acquires, processes, reports, and archives data from a worldwide array of seismic, hydroacoustic, and infrasonic sensors. The successful candidate will work with a team providing operations support and maintenance for the system, and performing scientific and engineering studies to enhance its performance. This position involves analysis, prototyping, test and evaluation of changes to geophysical data processing. Duties will also include prototyping algorithms and optimizing configuration parameters to enhance the geophysical capabilities and performance of the system, especially its automated processing.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • US citizen with active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI.
  • Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of professional experience in geophysical data processing.
  • Competency in digital signal processing (detection, feature extraction, etc.), time-series analysis, linear and vector algebra, Fourier and spectral analysis or related scientific computing
  • Experience with MATLAB, GMT, or other scientific evaluation tools
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
Desired Skills and Qualifications
  • Experience with automated seismic/hydroacoustic/infrasonic signal detection, seismic event formation, seismic event magnitude, yield estimation, and statistical event classification
  • Experience with Oracle databases/SQL, shell programming, and the UNIX environment.
  • Knowledge of statistics is highly desirable
  • Top Secret clearance desired.

**External Referral Eligible


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems Global Solutions business (IS GS). For more information, visit The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JBLeidos ICJBMeta