SPAWAR: METOC - RF Propagation Software Engineer 56-3003
SDSU Research Foundation - San Diego, CA

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This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of one (1) graduate student to provide software engineering support to an existing multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC PAC) located on Point Lorna, San Diego, CA. Intent is to increase the precision, accuracy, and fidelity of modeling & simulation of Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC)/Environmental Radio Frequency (RF) Propagation of electromagnetic in to provide near continuous decision quality information to U.S. Navy operational forces. Desire is to better understand propagation of high frequency (HF) energy transmission, absorption, and scattering as well as the propagation of Radio Assisted Detection and Ranging (RADAR) and Communications emissions for over-the-horizon (OTH), line-of-sight (LOS), and Troposcatter propagation paths to assist in electronic warfare detection/counter-detection missions.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate Level:
Must have a BS in Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences, Mathematics, Statistics or Engineering.
Must be a matriculating graduate student (MS or PhD level) in a mathematics-intensive discipline (other disciplines may apply ifthey have completed the sequences of Calculus, Physics-with-Calculus, and Differential Equations).

Required Course Work: Calculus, Physics-with-Calculus, Differential Equations

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to assist with:
Developing, test, and integrate custom software applications that shall be installed on operational US Naval warships (by SSC PAC team) duripg the spring of2014 and later used during an at sea demonstration in the summer of2014.

Collaborating with the U.S. Navy Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) to develop custom software applications I interfaces to receive and integrate METOC data to support RF propagation M&S/analysis.

Collaborating with SSC PAC scientists and engineers to develop, test, and integrate DoD standard environmental propagation algorithms such as AREPS, VOACAP, NITES NEXT with the custom software applications being developed.

Incorporating algorithms with logic from emerging Fleet Tactics, Techniques & Procedures.

Developing custom software applications, interfaces, visualization tools, and widgets using Microsoft.NET and Ozone Widget Framework (OWF) that in the future may migrate/transition to formal US Navy Programs of Record (POR's).

Developing software which shall directly support other associated planning and decision aids that are capable of continuously performing/calculating threat, vulnerability, and risk analysis.

Developing software applications that support mission planning, execution, and assessment at Operational Level of War

Developing software applications that support mission planning, execution, and assessment at Tactical Level of War.

Standard Requirements

This description incorporates the most typical duties performed. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed. The ability to report to work on time; follow directions from a supervisor; interact effectively with co-workers; understand and follow posted work rules and procedures; accept constructive criticism; for managers and supervisory personnel to lead and manage others; and to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

Preferred Education/Certifications

Preferred Experience/Special Skills

Experience with Matlab

Experience with object-oriented languages (C#, Java, etc.)

Experience with RESTful hosts and clients

Familiarity with Systems Toolkit (STK) and application programming interfaces a plus

Strong scientific and technical writing skills (publications a plus)

Working Conditions

Due to the regulations established by the Department of Defense, only US Citizens may qualify.

Job Close Date
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