785-Principal Scientist - Military veterans preferred

Frontier Technology, Inc. (www.fti-net.com)


  full-time   employee   contract

United States

Position:  785-Principal Scientist Type:  Full Time Location:  Beverly, Massachusetts

FTI is currently looking for a Principal Scientist in our Beverly, Massachusetts office as follows:

Frontier Technology Inc.’s Sensor and Data Services group is a small, collaborative team of scientists working with space-based imaging and non-imaging EO-IR sensors. We have extensive experience in sensor requirements definition, sensor design, sensor calibration, data analysis, radiometric performance validation, physics-based and phenomenological simulation tools, and data management. 

As a Principal Scientist, you will work as part of a team of scientific analysts and software developers to develop novel approaches to object identification and tracking in image data, as well as inferring object characteristics or automatically identifying anomalies in telemetry data.  You will be responsible for seeing the development of novel approaches end-to-end, from conception, to prototyping and testing approaches, reporting on results and guiding the development of deployable software.  You will be working in a team that is responsible for sensor calibration, simulation of real sensor systems, systems engineering, and automation of data management.


  • BS in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering or a related discipline. Masters or PhD in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, or a related discipline is desired.
  • 5+ years’ experience working with Aerospace industry, Department of Defense and/or as a Government Contractor.
  • Strong data analysis skills.
  • Strong foundation in mathematics and particularly statistics.
  • Scientific programming competency: C, C++, and/or Python.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate technical results to non-technical audiences such as customers.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to maintain a U.S. government security clearance. 
  • This position will require occasional travel within the USA.

 ptional Experience:  

  • Experience with Space-based sensors and/or satellite ground control segments desired
  • Machine learning or statistical inference
  • Multi-scale modeling, first principles and phenomenological simulation of physical systems
  • Optical signatures modeling
  • Remote sensing
  • EO/IR detector science
  • Technical work on a sensor program