Senior Research Scientist, Sensor Systems Performance

Senior Research Scientist, Sensor Systems Performance

As a Senior Research Scientist in the Sentient Systems directorate, you will conduct research to improve sensor and weapon systems’ performance.


  • Investigate fundamental topics in artificial intelligence, machine learning, game theory, cognitive systems, data science, population modeling, and signal processing.
  •  Select, improve, or create physics based or statistical computational models.
  • Work with project / proposal teams to identify research approaches, hypotheses to be tested, and program milestones to achieve program objectives.
  • Utilize modern computer languages such as Python or C++, to develop models and test research theories.
  • Collaborate with project / proposal team members to provide technical and software design support.
  • Analyze results of your experiments using sound scientific principles.
  • Prepare technical briefing materials/summarize technical work and progress of projects.
  • Collaborate with company leadership and senior technical staff to conduct proposal research and proposal writing.

This job is right for you if you have (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Development or implementation experience with modeling and analysis techniques such as artificial intelligence / machine learning, statistical modeling, or physics-based models.
  • Data analysis expertise in operations research, optimization, or data visualization.
  • Experience with Bayesian statistics or other advanced statistics.
  • Demonstrated expertise in implementing algorithms in structured programming languages such as Python, Java, and C++
  • Solid technical and proposal writing skills
  • Ability and desire to mentor junior staff
  • PhD in Mathematics, Computational Science, Physics, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering, or similar fields

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Signal/Sensor/Image Processing
  • Experience with military sensors and weapons systems
Job Category: Research Scientist
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Boston
Business Area: Sentient Systems

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