Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Engineer I/II - Data Engineer
About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity: The Kostas Research Institute (KRI), on Northeastern University's Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA (ICBM), focuses on research and applications to national security challenges. Our diverse geospatial AI initiatives and prototype development have a current focus on force readiness and force protection to drive geospatial data to decisions and action. We are seeking a talented and motivated Geospatial Data Scientist /Engineer to join our growing team and collaborate with a cross-disciplinary team of engineers, PhDs, and Professors, as well as work independently. As a member of our technical staff, you'll be working in our private cloud and/or Azure to ingest a wide variety of data, run advanced machine learning algorithms, and apply data science principles to understand the digital world by building computer-vision-backed APIs on top of data.
Build processing pipelines from which computer vision scientists can ask geospatial and temporal questions.
Keep data ingest and processing pipelines up-and-running within security parameters of ITAR/EAR and CUI space, potential extensibility to classified realm.
Make data storage high accessible, and scalable.
Contribute own ideas to machine learning.
Participate in small and tactical development teams using agile development principles, sprint planning, product and sprint backlog grooming, and standups etc.
Participate in customer meetings to present and discuss technical plans and milestones.
BS or MS degree, or equivalent experience in relevant technical area
US Citizen required with active security clearance or clearance eligible.
1-5 years previous research experience.
Familiarity with Linux systems, SQL, docker, k8s.
Fluency in Python is required; experience in other languages (e.g., R, C+, C++) is valuable.
Proficiency with git and modern distributed version control system practices.
Code examples (preferably on github / bitbucket / etc.) are required.
Knowledge of high performance or large-scale computing infrastructure.
Familiarity with satellite, CubeSat and/or UAV data (LiDAR experience is a plus).
Ability to communicate out and document progress (e.g. in Atlassian)
Salary Grade: 11
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.