Poway, CA
Scientist II
  Scientist II - Poway, CA  

Job Description


Job Title:


Scientist II




Product Development


Citizenship requirement:

U. S. Citizenship required (defined by federal contract)

Reports to:

Director, Physics and Data Science

Purpose of the job:

The Scientist’s primary responsibility will be to develop a quantitative characterization of the Decision Sciences muon tomography systems, including metrics to characterize hardware, algorithms, and operational performance using tomographic images.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in  Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or related field


Preferred Education:

Advanced degree in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics a plus or possess relevant experience in lieu of education

Required Experience:

•  3 – 5 of years of experience in  three-dimensional imaging techniques, image artifacts, inverse problems and the underlying mathematical principles.

•  Fluency in programming is required.  Python and C++.

•  Good communication, computer, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other professionals, to produce documentation, and to present results to internal audiences

•  The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential.

•  Specific technical skills:

  • Operating Systems/Workstations: CentOS, Scientific Linux

  • Languages:  UNIX C / C++, Python, UNIX Shell Scripting

  • Libraries:  STL, Boost libraries, VTK, Apache Spark

  • Tools: Paraview, Numpy, Matlab, Pandas DataFrames, GEANT4


•  Technical skills and experience:

  • Firm grasp of scientific principles and experimental techniques

  • Ability to think critically and strong problem solving skills.

  • Experience in experimental nuclear or particle physics is desirable

  • Experience with c++ python boost

  • Experience in simulations to develop and test tomographic imaging.

  • Experience in automated image processing and feature extraction.

  • Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning concepts and applications.

•  Experience in statistical principles and probability theory, image segmentation, automated quantitative evaluation of image data, and feature extraction


Required Attributes:

•  Possess a positive attitude and a drive to solve problems using technical creativity and hard work.

•  A willingness to jump in and help with any task in a startup environment

•  Strong software development discipline.

•  Effective communication skills

•  Ability to multi task and prioritize

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:








•  Design procedures to asses overall performance of an imaging detector, including detector hardware and tomographic images.

•  Perform data analyses to support various objectives of the company, and effectively communicate the results.

•  Design and test automated feature extraction algorithms

•  Document developed algorithms and transition these algorithms to the software team for incorporation into the production code base

•  Collaborate with members of the Physics and Data Science team to evaluate and improve the muon tomography system's overall performance in imaging and threat detection

•  Provide technical advice and support to other members of the Physics and Software teams in their own development efforts

Other Responsibilities:

•  All other duties assigned

•  Comply with company’s Safety Program, Code of Conduct and Ethics policy

Travel Requirements:


Up to 10% of the time

Physical Requirements:

Physical demands:

•    Ability to operate a computer, phone, fax, copy machine and other related office equipment

•    Ability to sit or stand at a work station for up to an entire work shift


Job ID: 0159

For more information about our company please visit www.decisionsciences.com


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