Scientific Programmer

Springfield, Virginia
$65-$85K depending on qualifications and experience
Feb 22, 2017
Mar 24, 2017
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Computational Physics, Inc. (CPI) has an immediate opening for a scientific programmer to participate in multiple projects involving the use of atmospheric radiance models and particle transport models to support earth and planetary satellite remote sensing missions.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Maintain ground data analysis processing pipeline.  
  • Participate in in-flight calibration of remote sensing instruments.
  • Participate in validation and analysis of satellite remote sensing UV-IR data.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree (or equivalent experience) in physics or related scientific field.
  • 5 years of experience with IDL (Interactive Data Language).
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills, good communication skills, and ability to interact well in group work environments.
  • U.S. citizen

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in physics or related scientific field.
  • Familiarity with object oriented programming concepts and C++.
  • Experience with version control software (Git, SVN).
  • Experience with atmospheric radiance modeling.
  • Experience with UV to near-IR satellite remote sensing data sets.
  • Experience with Linux OS and/or Mac OS X

Job Location

CPI Headquarters

8001 Braddock Rd, Suite 210
Springfield, VA


CPI offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a generous retirement plan including an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), significant educational assistance, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience.

CPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer