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Engineer 2, Lidar and Image Processing

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Arete Associates
Job Site Location

Tucson, AZ 85702
Job Description

Engineer 2, Lidar and Image Processing


Tucson, AZ

Job Category

Algorithm Development

Employment Duration

Full Time

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Areté Associates conducts research, development and operational capability development across the technology spectrum for a wide range of national security and commercial customers. Areté applies hard science to hard problems to develop innovative solutions. We execute cutting edge analysis in sensors, lasers, and modeling. We also conduct field tests of our products and manufacture a variety of components. An employee-owned company, Areté offers an exciting and challenging work environment with highly competitive compensation levels, a full benefits package and significant advancement opportunities.

Our Tucson, Arizon office has an immediate opening for a Engineer 2, Lidar and Image Processing . This is a exempt non-supervisory full-time position.


Researches, designs, develops and verifies signal and image processing approaches. Defines and develops processing and dissemination algorithms. Utilizes modern modeling and analysis tools such as Matlab or Python to extract information regarding sensor system performance, target extraction, and environmental phenomenology. Approaches require the use of statistics of signals and noise and detection and estimation theory. Works closely with systems engineering to understand sensor and environmental physics impacting data collection. Interacts with software engineering to reduce algorithms to operational code base for real time processing.

+ Works under general supervision to apply technical workflows for detection and tracking, image processing

+ Writes code to ingest and examine data from sensors, such as lidar and or camera data

+ Evaluates algorithm performance and develops modifications to improve performance

+ Prioritizes multiple tasks and contributes to completion of technical milestones on schedule

+ Prepares presentation-worthy graphics and technical briefings, with an emphasis on high-quality visualization and technical writing

+ Provides project management support in the form of proposal preparation, participation in marketing presentations, and ongoing strategic business conversations

+ May support outdoor field tests with occasional travel

+ Additional duties as assigned


2-4 years of relevant experience with a BS or MS in Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Physics, or similar technical degree program. Demonstrated experience with processing airborne remote sensing data.

+ Matlab, Python, or similar analytical toolset expertise

+ Strong analytical skills demonstrated through in depth physics based modeling and data analysis

+ Demonstrated understanding of the statistics of signals and noise and detection and estimation theory

+ Experience with lidar remote sensing

+ US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

+ Well versed in the optical properties of the ocean

Areté Associates offers an excellent compensation and a full benefits package. U.S. citizenship, background screen and drug test are required to meet position eligibility. Please submit your resume on-line at:

Areté Associates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Arete Associates Human Resources Representative.

Areté will consider for employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring

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