Research Data Engineer

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Posting title
Research Data Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Estimated duration of 18 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Some travel may be required. 
Labor Category: Research Specialist II

Job Description:
- Candidate will function as a research Data Engineer for the OWLS/HELM project by:
- Attend weekly HELM meetings
- Track and rendezvous with Caltech data-taking personnel
- Assist in culture growth and standardized data acquisition sufficient for HELM training data
- Perform initial quality control and adjust data acquisition procedure to ensure suitability for HELM training
- Own the logging of data acquisition logging details in formalized manner (GitHub)
- Transport data to JPL research environment in timely manner
- Run the standard HELM processing pipeline for data curation / evaluation
- Run release versions of HELM algorithms to generate research-grade results
- Own and improve visualization products supporting HELM system evaluation
- Prepare summary slides on data quality and current HELM results
- Oversee data labeling efforts, mentorship of interns, and purification of resulting label products
- Participate as able in the research and development of the HELM product as able

Required Skills:
- Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
- Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
- Python / Linux proficiency
- Matplotlib / visualization ability
- MS/PhD in CS, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physical Science
- Some experience with Machine Learning
- Science research experience

Desired Skills:
- Uncertainty estimation / quantification
- Formal software methods / testing

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