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R&D Futuristic Systems Engineer for Biometrics (Secret)

Company: MAG USA Inc.
Location: Fort Belvoir
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary
MAG Aerospace is hiring a Systems Engineer who is focused on collecting accurate, actionable data from soldiers to inform the design of Army sensors and sensor displays. This position would conduct both quantitative and qualitative research, supporting Engineering Psychologists and other scientists, to build custom simulations, to process sensor imagery, and/or to construct visual perception tests. Help build, modify, and maintain the hardware and software infrastructure of these projects.
The projects supported can involve measuring performance with real or simulated sensor imagery, conducting test that examine the cognitive processing of augmented reality information, conducting experiments with augmented reality/virtual reality displays, and conducting evaluations of physical or virtual sensor/display prototypes . This team supports the study of how low-light (i.e., "night vision") sensors, thermal sensors, and advanced displays impact Soldiers and how they can be improved.
This position has a Localized Hybrid schedule option which means there are 2-3 day onsite expectations per week, and telework the other days.
Must be a US Citizen
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Configuring computers, monitors, and mixed-reality displays for specific experiments.

  • Developing simulation infrastructure.

  • Developing simulation scenario content.

  • Image processing (e.g., processing sensor imagery for human consumption).

  • Developing data-logging procedures.

  • Troubleshooting experiments.

  • Supporting the administration of the experiments.

  • Formatting, analyzing, and archiving collected data.

    Minimum Requirements

    • 8+ years of relevant experience


      • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field

        Desired Requirements
        The required skills and knowledge within the Desired Requirements section should be demonstrated within software programming languages and/or simulation construction.

        • Experience with Python, ideally the PsychoPy software package

        • Experience with Unreal or Unity

        • Experience working directly with stakeholders to develop a product

        • Experience and/or interest in managing hardware/software outside of a traditional office/laboratory environment (e.g. experience managing technology during outdoor "field" tests, experience establishing offsite/remote technology configurations or demonstrations)

        • Experience using online "crowdsourcing" data collection platforms and tools, such as Amazon MTurk, Qualtrics, etc.

        • Experience with user experience design principles

        • Experience with experimental research or data analyses

        • Experience conducting statistical analyses

        • Experience with the R statistical language

          Other Qualifications

          • SECRET Security Clearance is also required for this position.

          • If a candidate does not have a SECRET Security Clearance, the ability to obtain one is required and will be considered during the process

          • Must be a US Citizen

          • Physical requirements for the job include the ability to support within a office environment regularly and a lab/testing environment as needed

            Special Note
            The position is contingent upon candidate's ability to meet physical and medical requirements as needed by the position; including compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local jurisdictional requirements.
            Government or customer site-specific requirements may include, but are not limited to, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status, except in circumstances where a candidate is legally entitled to an accommodation.
            Company Policy
            MAG Aerospace (MAG) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to our positions.
            All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
            Click below for the "EEO is The Law" and "Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination" supplement posters.
            MAG Aerospace (MAG) is committed to providing an online application process that is accessible to all, including individuals with a disability, by offering an alternative way to apply for job openings. This alternative method is available for those who cannot otherwise complete the online application due to a disability or need for accommodation.
            MAG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants under the guidance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam-Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and certain state and/or local laws.
            If you need assistance due to a disability, please contact the MAG Aerospace Recruiting email:
            Applicant.Assist@magaero.com or call (703) 376-8993.
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            Job Locations VA-Fort Belvoir
            ID 2023-6300
            Work Region CONUS
            Category Engineering and Technical Services
            Type Regular Full-Time
            Clearance Secret

Keywords: MAG USA Inc., Washington DC , R&D Futuristic Systems Engineer for Biometrics (Secret), Other , Fort Belvoir, DC

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