Infrared Imaging Research Engineer


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Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc., (AMA) is proud of our customer relationships, our diverse and dynamic work environment, and our employees' career satisfaction. AMA is a small business specializing in aerospace engineering, business analytics, information technology, and visualization solutions. AMA combines the best of engineering and mathematics capabilities with the latest in information technologies and visualization to build creative solutions. Headquartered in Hampton, VA, AMA has operations in Huntsville, AL; Dallas and Houston, TX; Denver, CO; Santa Clara and Mountain View, CA; New Orleans, LA; and Hancock County, MS. We offer a competitive salary and attractive benefits package, including paid personal leave and holidays, salary deferrals into a 401(k) matching plan with immediate vesting, tuition reimbursement, a short/long term disability plan, medical, dental, vision insurance and annual bonuses. Our website describes our corporate values and how they apply to the professional success and growth of our employees.

AMA would like to add a motivated Research Engineer with a background in Infrared Measurements for temporary experimental work for the summer of 2017. This work is tied to wind tunnel and flight test experiments in Hampton, Virginia in support of our TEAMS2 contract at NASA Langley Research Center.

Job Description

We are looking for an individual with experience in radiometric modeling in conjunction with calibrated airborne infrared imaging for hypersonic flight test vehicles. This effort shall provide support to the Scientifically Calibrated Inflight Imaging (SCIFLI) team at the NASA Langley Research Center. The SCIFLI team is involved with the development of advanced platforms for airborne imaging, including those on unmanned aircraft. Additionally, mission operations activities include planning, execution, data processing and archiving of observations to obtain thermal and other forms of engineering data from airborne and ground observations of flight test vehicles. The ideal candidate would have a background knowledge of radiometric modeling to determine the thermal signature of hypersonic flight test vehicles on specified thermal imaging sensors. Additionally, background knowledge of mission planning for remote airborne thermal imaging is sought. The candidate must work well in a team environment. This will be a short term position. The work effort will need to align with government support requirements and timeline.


  • Bachelor Degree of Science in physics or related sciences.
  • Knowledge and expertise in radiometric modeling of infrared optical systems
  • Knowledge and expertise in mission planning for remote airborne observation of reentry spacecraft
  • Knowledge and expertise in Microsoft Visual Basic computer programing using the Microsoft Visual Studio.Net programming environment
  • Work with SBU or ITAR-restricted data at the Government's discretion

AMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. Citizenship is required for the advertised position.