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We employ physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, program/project managers, quality engineers, information technologists and other business professionals. Our scientific and technical staff possess more than 400 years of collective science mission experience.

Our staff achieves common objectives through teamwork. We balance flexibility and innovation, with getting the job done, on time, on budget, and on scope. Our efforts require disciplined practices and we help our employees learn and apply these practices. Life-long learning is valued and we support learning in the work place.

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We recognize individual achievements through bonus opportunities and treat all with trust and respect. We encourage open communication and leadership manages by objective. We conduct business with uncompromising integrity.

Work-life balance is supported; flexible work hours and telework are possible for many of our employees.

Open Positions

Ocean-Atmosphere Science – Multiple Positions

Carr Astronautics invites candidates with B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degrees in meteorology, oceanography, or related physical sciences at all levels of experience to submit their resumes to work at NOAA supporting cutting edge research developing new methods and applying existing ones to support NOAA’s surveillance, modeling, and prediction of ocean conditions.  Primary tools are satellites in the NOAA constellation and those of NOAA partners, including Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), altimetry, passive microwave, and optical sensors.  Particular areas of interest include sea surface temperature and salinity, ocean color, ocean surface winds, water surface roughness, oil pollution, and polar sea ice.

 

Candidate must possess both relevant scientific knowledge and sufficient computer skills to work fluidly with satellite datasets.  These skills typically include Fortran, IDL, MATLAB, Python, HDF, netCDF, Linux, and Git.

 

Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent residency (“green card”).  Prior experience at NOAA is a plus, especially if candidate has a NOAA badge.  Positions are in College Park, MD.

Junior Electrical Engineer

The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)  contract is tasked with providing a broad range of engineering and related services as required for the formulation, design, development, fabrication, integration, testing, verification, and operations of space flight and ground system hardware and software, including development and validation of new technologies.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering

Scientific Programmer

Supports operations at the NOAA Environmental Satellite Processing Center
Responsible for ensuring reliable operation of the systems that decode the data coming from weather satellites, make images, perform scientific analyses to make higher level products
Make weather products available to National Weather Services (NWS) local forecast offices, NWS supercomputers running advanced numerical models, and a host of other users
Work in close collaboration with operational analysts, support programmer[s], and government leads.


Develop enhancements to satellite data pre and post processing using Python Fortran, Perl programming languages
Migrating code to Python
Develop updates to GUI analysis software - adding new products, revising views
Develop methods to improve monitoring, error reporting, and automated error mitigation.


Required knowledge and experience

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Master's Degree in physical sciences, engineering, or computer science

Experience in Unix/Linux, Bash shell
Experience in Perl, Python, Java 
Knowledge of Jira, SubVersion tools
Familiarity with Full Software Development Cycle.
Knowledge of satellite ground systems processing.

Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
Ability to prioritize, and to on multiple projects simultaneously.
Minimum 7 to  10 year's  experience in related field.

Preferred experience 
Knowledge of HTML, JavaScript.
Knowledge of IDL/ENVi based interactive analysis system.
Familiarity with scientific data formats  and Meteorological data formats.
Working experience using Agile methodology.
Working experience in Cloud platforms.

Experience working with NOAA/NESDIS is a plus.

​U.S. citizen or green card holder with ability to pass a background check for access to government facilities.

Senior Spacecraft Power Systems Test Engineer

Study, design, development, fabrication, integration, testing, verification and operations of spaceflight, airborne and ground system hardware and software, including development and validation of new technologies to enable future space and science missions.

Electrical Engineers

Carr Astronautics Corporation is seeking Electrical Engineers with a range of experience from 5 more than 10 years to support projects at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

Candidates must have at least a bachelor's degree in EE or related field.

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Electronics design and test at the board level for flight projects.

 

Requirements

  • Digital signaling and/or analog/power experience, particularly for spacecraft.

  • Ability to troubleshoot.

  • Good people skills and a cooperative approach to working with others.

  • Prior work in NASA programs is a plus.

  • U.S. citizen or green card holder with ability to pass a background check for access to government facilities.

Help Desk Specialist

Carr Astronautics Corporation is seeking a Help Desk Specialist to work with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university preferred, equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of degree

  • Knowledge of and the ability to monitor computer system generated logs and scheduled events, as well as report on problems and anomalies

  • Experience with and/or ability to use call center telephony equipment

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and customer service skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to follow processes, procedures, and guidelines to ensure repeatable customer experiences

  • Highly detail-oriented, organized, timely, and customer service-oriented

  • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting

  • Adaptable, flexible, and able to deal with ambiguity and change

 

Primary Job Duties:

  • Diagnose, resolve, and follow up on issues relating to various user concerns

  • Provide remote support and resolve issues for users whom may be at remote offices or home office users

  • Provide written updates for problem resolution in ticketing system, knowledge bases, troubleshooting manual(s) and procedures, or on-line documentation repository

  • Assist in troubleshooting advanced technical issues within the network and telecommunications environments

  • Assist in providing support to project managers to integrate and transition projects or new technology efforts to the production support environment

  • Assist in maintaining software and workstation image management, including the use of image deployment software to perform imaging tasks for workstations

  • Identify areas deserving attention in the technical support environment, and consult with management

  • Ensure tickets are accurately documented and resolved in a timely manner

  • Work within the team framework created by management and work with team members on assigned projects

 

 

Preferred Requirements:

 

  • Knowledge of and the ability to monitor logs and scheduled events, as well as report on problems and anomalies

  • Experience in customer support or call center support

  • Government experience preferred

 

Per contract requirements, employees must:

 

  • Be a United States citizen

  • Have the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance

Programmer Analyst

This position supports NOAA/NESDIS Satellite Analysis Branch (SAB).  The successful candidate will provide scientific satellite remote sensing analysis. They will perform analysis of environmental events detected from satellite imagery and sensor data from a wide-range of NOAA and Non-NOAA (Department of Defense, NASA, and Foreign) satellites.  

 

Analysts will work with data imagery and plots to monitor, track, and provide forecast input for events such as fires, volcanoes, oil spills, and other events for NOAA, other Governments users and the public. The work involves a thorough understanding of satellite imagery and the science that it represents. We are looking for Candidates with knowledge/experience in remote sensing, GIS, Oceanography,  physical meteorology, computer programming, and/or Project Management  

SAB operations run 24x7 and all analysts share in supporting all shifts.   

Candidates are expected to have M.S. in or equivalent experience in meteorology, oceanography, remote sensing science, GIS, or similar area.    

Desired knowledge/experience may include:

 

  • Provide analysis of satellite imagery, integrated with ancillary datasets, to create briefings and products that enable its users to mitigate disasters and environmental hazard

  • Examine & analyze satellite imagery

  • Onsite training and certification by current staff

  • Highly detail-oriented, organized, and timely 

  • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting

  • Aptitude and desire to do daily analysis for tracking events 

  • Work within the team framework created by management and work with team members on assigned projects

  • Must Qualify to obtain a public trust clearance 

Scientific Programmer

Job Summary

Carr Astronautics Corporation is seeking Scientific Programmer with at least 3 years’ experience. 

Candidates must have at least a bachelor's degree and some experience working with environmental datasets.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a larger team maintaining existing product processing software and transitioning new products into operations.

  • Verifying product processing results and monitoring operational performance.

  • Supporting efforts to migrate processing into the cloud

Requirements

  • Must have strong software skills, with Fortran and IDL under Linux highly desirable.  C/C++ skills are desirable as well.

  • Sufficient familiarity with atmospheric science to facilitate programming work.

  • Full lifecycle software engineering experience including source version control.

  • Good people skills and a cooperative approach to working with others.

  • Cloud experience a plus.

  • U.S. citizen or green card holder with ability to pass a background check for access to government facilities.

Senior Electrical Integration & Test Engineer

Candidate should possess an Electrical Engineering degree and 10+ years’ experience integrating and testing electrical systems for aerospace applications.  A strong preference is accorded to experience with spacecraft programs at NASA/GSFC, including board level testing, environmental testing, and test procedure development for digital and analog electronics.  Work will be performed onsite at GSFC in Greenbelt, MD on the Integration & Test team for a flagship NASA program.

Atmospheric Scientist

Carr Astronautics Corporation is seeking an Atmospheric scientist to work on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research project. 

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree, master’s degree or Ph.D. in atmospheric science, meteorology or related fields of study.

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a research team to develop and assess Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) applications of satellite data processing for weather/climate applications.

  • Work with outside NOAA partner-collaborators in a confidential manner.

  • Author AI/ML applications in collaboration with research leads and control. configuration of developed code.

  • Test and evaluate applications.

  • Prepare written and oral communications. for internal and external consumption.

 

Requirements

  • Must have strong software skills, with Fortran and IDL under Linux highly desirable, and capability to develop science algorithms and support their maintenance.

  • Must have strong understanding of Atmospheric Science and/or Meteorology as demonstrated by academic record and/or job history.

  • AI/ML experience or academic training is desired.  Absent any formal preparation in AI/ML methods, candidate must have a demonstrated capacity to quickly learn and apply such methods, for example: a strong preparation in Math or Computer Science.

Junior Software Engineer

Carr Astronautics Corporation is seeking a junior Software Engineer to work with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

 

Supporting the operating, maintaining, sustaining, and disposing of existing legacy satellite ground systems and for on-boarding new, next-generation satellite processing ground systems and capabilities.

 

Required Education and Experience:

•Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, Metrology, Atmospheric Science, et al from an accredited college or university

 

Per contract requirements, employees must:


• Be a United States citizen


• Have the ability to obtain and maintain Public Trust security clearance

Previous NOAA experience a plus

Please send resumes to resumes@carrastro.com

AI/ML Scientists and Scientific Programmers

Job Summary

Carr Astronautics Corporation is seeking Scientists with strong scientific programming skills for research projects exploring the potential for Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) to be applied to Earth Science applications. 

Candidates require a degree in a scientific field, some experience working with environmental datasets, and fluency in Python.  Skill with IDL, MATLAB, and Fortran would also be useful.

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a larger team to develop and test AI/ML applications.

  • Full lifecycle development for orbital systems and scientific data processing.

  • Collaboration with science teams to assess application performance.

 

Requirements

  • Degree in a relevant scientific discipline, with preference for Ph.D. and M.S. level candidates.

  • Must have strong software skills under Linux, with Python required, and Fortran, MATLAB, and IDL highly desirable.  C/C++ skills may be desirable as well.

  • Experience with AI/ML desired or the demonstrated ability to learn AI/ML methods.

  • Sufficient familiarity with Earth science to facilitate programming work and collaborate with the science team.

  • Full lifecycle software engineering experience including source version control.

  • Cloud experience a plus.

  • Experience with common satellite environmental datasets a plus.

  • Good people skills and a cooperative approach to working with others.

  • U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident (green card holder) with ability to pass a background check for access to government facilities.

 

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