Orbital Debris Modeling Scientist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
To event remaining 14 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Jacobs JETS Contract (JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science) Contract
Department Name: 
Science and Exploration
Street Line 1: 
2224 Bay Area Boulevard
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

We are looking for an Orbital Debris Modeling Scientist to join our team. 

The selected candidate will:

  • Solve problems in applied physics and engineering, including basic research and algorithm development to support NASA missions
  • Develop, document, maintain and operate computer models and databases of the orbital debris environment
  • Work closely with JETS Orbital Debris Research & Science Operations (ODRSO) colleagues and NASA Orbital Debris Program Office (ODPO) customers
  • Present work products to customers and counterparts (written & verbal)
  • Support and participate in technical interchange meetings
  • Perform other duties as required

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited school in science related field and a minimum of 14 years direct experience, or Master’s degree and 12 years of direct experience, or Ph.D. and nine (9) years direct experience
  • Advanced experience with orbital mechanics
  • Advanced experience with statistical analysis and data reduction
  • Experience developing mathematical modeling methods and algorithms
  • Experience with large-scale simulations, including Monte Carlo modeling
  • Experience with FORTRAN, MATLAB, Python, and high level computer programming languages
  • Experience developing, verifying, and validating computer model
  • Experience with orbital debris and/or micrometeoroid environment modeling
  • Experience analyzing orbital debris measurement data
  • Experience with orbital debris detection search strategies for optical and/or radar measurements
  • Experience with data processing and analysis
  • Experience with C/C++
  • Experience with configuration management
Included Benefits: 

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Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, July 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Chelsea Huffman
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Orbital Debris Modeling Scientist