Geolocation Programmer Analyst – SSAI – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:40 -- exf107

Geolocation Programmer Analyst – SSAI – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
SSAI is seeking a Senior Scientific Programmer Analyst to work on multi-spectral earth remote
sensing projects for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Join a team of
dynamic scientists and programmer analysts as we help NASA develop and improve geolocation
algorithms and processes for data generated by JPSS, GOES, Terra, Aqua and other Earth
observing satellites. The position requires utilizing spacecraft attitude, spacecraft ephemeris,
telemetry data, remote sensing instrument’s instrument camera model for accurate geolocation of
the observations and refinement of the geolocation information with application of ground truth
to instrument observations. The incumbent in this position will also characterize instrument
geometric/spatial properties including pixel resolution, band to band registration, and instrument
modulation transfer functions. The incumbent will support the team responsible for generating
the first level calibrated and geo-located data products. This position requires a minimum of a
B.S. degree and five years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and
professional experience. Other requirements include a good analytic background in engineering,
physics and math; a strong working knowledge of IDL or Matlab, C or C++, FORTRAN and
experience with physics related to satellite geolocation, orientation and orbit determination.
Please contact Shriram Ilavajhala at for more info.

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Subject: Open positions at NASA Goddard
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:09:04 -0400
From: Shriram Ilavajhala <>
To: Beth King <>
CC: Anthony Robinson <>

Hello Beth,
Hope you are doing well.

I've met Dr. Anthony Robinson at AAG yesterday and discussed some open positions available with my company (SSAI, Inc) for some very exciting projects at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. All these positions involve directly working on projects at NASA and involve working with NASA Earth Science Data, particularly with MODIS Aqua and Terra data.
Dr. Robinson recommended that I send you the listings to see if anybody from Penn State (on campus/world campus) would be interested in the positions. I'm attaching four position descriptions that are currently open. I am wondering if you could advertise these positions via relevant platforms (mailing lists, etc).
Anybody interested can contact me directly either here ( or preferably at my work address at for an informal chat. I can quickly arrange for an interview with my team for anybody interested. We are flexible on experience requirements, as long as the individual has the right set of technical skills and enthusiasm.
Please let me know if you have any questions for me. I sincerely thank you for your help.