Senior Research Scientist, Sensor Systems

Senior Research Scientist, Sensor Systems

At Boston Fusion, we recognize diversity is the catalyst for limitless creativity.

As a Research Scientist for Boston Fusion, you will have the opportunity to utilize your knowledge of scientific research best practices and technical skills to contribute to and drive research efforts on projects in our Multi-Domain or Sentient Systems directorates.

This role will lead technical teams as a Principal Investigator, contribute to and lead proposal efforts, and collaborate with project teams to solve complex technical problems that support national security.

Every day, we go above and beyond to solve complex problems, making a difference for our nation. We do this by bringing together smart, curious people with diverse life experiences who collaborate creatively to achieve innovative technological breakthroughs. We are proudly building a work environment where you can bring your authentic self to work.

Due to the nature of our project work, we can only consider candidates with a current US Citizenship.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Investigate fundamental topics that include but are not limited to areas such as sensors and weapons systems, autonomous systems development, multi-agent distributed command and control, simulation to live drone software deployment, autonomous platform sensor fusion, and localized sensing
  • Collaborate with the project team to provide research and technical design support to company research projects
  • Lead and contribute to proposal efforts
  • Collaborate with project/proposal team members to understand research direction and principles and provide guidance and input on technical design
  • Provide technical leadership to several small or large project team(s)
  • Provide technical mentorship to junior staff
  • Utilize knowlede of current computer science theory, algorithms, and research to design solutions that meet the project requirements
  • Utilize knowledge of a prefered domain area to design and implement the models developed by the scientists or others, as required
  • Guide technical team on troubleshooting, debugging, and maintaining, existing software and provide solutions for improvement
  • Maintain and advance knowledge of commercial and open-source off-the-shelf softwae packages, libraries, and frameworks that can be utilized in the software design
  • Write software tests to validate code integrity
  • Establish and maintain a professional rapport with all project stakeholders

This Job Is Right for You if You Have:

  • PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related STEM field, or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to develp novel solutions to a variety of technical problems
  • Demonstrated success contributing to or leading proposal teams
  • Expertise in Python, Java, and/or C++
  • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate with team members
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability and desire to mentor junior staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior defense industry experience
  • Experience in Signal/Sensor/Image Processing
  • Experience with military sensors and weapons systems
  • Current US secret clearance, TS-SCI preferred

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