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Physical Scientist$100k – $150k
LeoLabs is hiring a physical scientist to develop new orbital algorithms for modeling our large dataset. LeoLabs operates a global network of radars to map Low Earth Orbit and provide data services. The ideal candidate will contribute to a variety of projects including the development of advanced data analysis.
- Develop and implement advanced tools for orbit fitting, orbit prediction, atmospheric drag modeling, solar radiation pressure modeling, etc.
- Work to scale these tools for real-time operations on large data sets.
- Analyze algorithm performance and data quality. Design and implement automated testing and calibration systems.
- Develop algorithms that will characterize, track, and predict the orbits for the hundreds-of-thousands of pieces of small debris that are not tracked today.
- Mine our radar data set to determine new applications for the data.
- Interface with satellite operations teams, and other customers, to tune performance and develop new products.
- BS in Astrodynamics, Aerospace, Physics, or another technical field
- Minimum of 3 years of on the job experience in numerical modeling, data analysis, or machine learning
- Significant, demonstrable experience using Python, C/C++, and/or Java
- Demonstrable expertise in linear algebra and statistics
- Data analysis
- Physical/numerical modeling
- Machine learning
- Linear algebra
- Python, C/C++, and/or Java
LeoLabs at a glance
LeoLabs focuses on Analytics, Databases, Communications Infrastructure, Aerospace, and Tracking. Their company has offices in Menlo Park. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, LeoLabs has raised $17M of funding; their latest round was closed on July 2018.