Geophysicist - Sign-On/Relocation Bonus Available
Springfield, VA 
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Job Description
Geophysicist - Sign-On/Relocation Bonus Available


National Security






United States

Executive Order

ENSCO safety protocols include complying with all local, state and federal requirements, as well as customer requirements, to limit the spread of COVID-19, which may include the use of face coverings, social distancing and requirements for employees to be vaccinated. ENSCO requires all new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before their start date or to begin their vaccination course before their start date and to complete it in a timely manner as a condition of continued employment. ENSCO also will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for these safety protocols due to medical disability, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other exemptions required under applicable state law, except to the extent preempted by federal law. ENSCO employees who work onsite in Federal buildings and facilities must follow Federal agency workplace safety protocols and meet any applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements when working onsite. By accepting an offer, you acknowledge that your continued employment is conditioned upon your compliance with ENSCO's health and safety protocols, and those health and safety protocols are subject to change based on developments in legal requirements applicable to ENSCO and the changing public health situation.

Job Description

Sign-On/Relocation Bonus Available

ENSCO Inc.'s National Security Solutions (NSS) Division is seeking a Physical Scientist. If you're eager to kick off your career and solve real problems in today's world, then this is the opportunity you've been looking for! Join our team of highly talented engineers and scientists while we provide innovative products and services vital to national safety and security. NSS develops cutting-edge solutions to unique and challenging technical problems, in complex operational constraints.

Qualifications Required (Skills)

  • BS degree in Physical Science or related discipline (Geophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science) or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of and experience in digital signal processing
  • Knowledge of and experience in geophysics
  • Experience in algorithm development
  • Experience analyzing large datasets
  • Analytical and thorough problem solving
  • Knowledge of data acquisition practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well in dynamic groups, and achieve overall program objectives
  • Scientific programming language skills including: MATLAB, Python, or C
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be willing to travel (10-15%) and perform field work.

Qualifications Desired

  • MS degree in Physical Science or related discipline (Geophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science) or equivalent
  • Interest and experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning
  • Interest Knowledge of Ground Penetrating Radar systems and theory
  • Experience in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics
  • Experience working with seismic, acoustic, and electromagnetic datasets
  • Experience in developing test procedures and writing technical reports
  • Experience with data fusion
  • TS/SCI Security clearance

Req ID


Internal Position Title

Senior Scientist

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

U.S. Citizenship


Background Check Type

7 year

Drug Screen Type


Export Control and Licensing


Contract Award Contingency



Wanda Long

Benefit Highlights

* Annual education tuition reimbursement
* 401(k) Plan with 2.5% dollar-for-dollar company match in first year of employment, and up to 6% company match thereafter
* Medical, dental and vision insurance
* Spending Accounts - FSA, Dependent Care FSA, and HSA
* Leave available for holidays, bereavement, jury duty, military service, family medical leave, and as required by State law
* Paid Time Off
* 100% Company paid Employee Assistance Program and life, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, business travel accident, and professional liability insurance (employee only)
* Other voluntary programs, including supplemental life, auto and home insurance, and legal program
* Computer purchase discount
* Recognition and reward programs
* Patent awards
* Technical paper awards for presentations and publications
* Recruitment awards
* Length of service awards
* Community service recognition

Division Description

The National Security Solutions (NSS) Division focuses on solutions for the toughest problems in defense, intelligence, and homeland security missions. NSS employees leverage a multi-disciplinary team approach to these challenging scientific and technical problems in complex operational environments. Our areas of expertise include sensor development and integration; radio frequency, cyber, and position, navigation, and timing systems; counter-weapons of mass destruction capabilities including chemical and biological, geophysical phenomenology; modeling, and simulation. We use the latest technology in our work, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, high performance computing, digital signal processing, and advanced hardware and software development.

Strength in Diversity

ENSCO, Inc. and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.

Geophysicist - Sign-On/Relocation Bonus Available | ENSCO, Inc.

ENSCO, Inc. and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against with regard to race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding and related medical conditions), marital status, genetic information, protected medical or family care leaves (requesting or approved for leave under federal or state law), retaliation for reporting patient abuse in tax supported institutions, physical or mental disability or medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), military or protected veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, political affiliation, reproductive health decision’s, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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