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Mathematics and Astrodynamics SME - TS/SCI with Polygraph Required

Mathematics and Astrodynamics SME - TS/SCI with Polygraph Required

locationColorado Springs, CO, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time


The Mathematics and Astrodynamics SME is an expert on methods for determining the position of objects with uncertain information, translating this information between different frames of reference, accounting for systematic and random noise, propagating these positions into future states based on complex force models, and managing computational complexity of algorithmic approaches. This person requires a deep understanding of the statistics and astrodynamics that underpinning methods employed in studies, analysis, tool development, and algorithm development efforts to properly accounts for these complex factors as described in the SOW. The ideal candidate will have considerable experience developing algorithms and engineering tools for IC and/or DoD satellite systems in Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) or Special Access Program (SAP) environments, have an exceptionally strong mathematical and orbit analysis background, and be able to develop and execute your work assignments from general guidance and objectives provided by management.

LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established as a private, not-for-profit organization in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of commercial and political bias. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction. We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.


  • Designing, developing, using and evaluating mathematical models, methods, and algorithms to manipulate large data sets and create engineering software tools to enable solving analytical questions or problems
  • Refining and enhancing existing engineering tools to make them more functional or usable by others
  • Generating or participating in orbital analyses or trade studies
  • Formulating and interpreting problems in mathematical or computational terms
  • Developing and maintaining in-depth knowledge of U.S. Space Domain Awareness (SDA) capabilities, as well as Foreign SDA capabilities and counter-space threats
  • Participating and representing the customer in various Government and contractor meetings and attend contractor programmatic and technical reviews (e.g. PMR, PDR, CDR, etc.) to provide technical recommendations and risk assessments
  • Conducting tasking and collection of Space Object Surveillance and Identification (SOSI) data and participating in the subsequent data analysis function
  • Frequently interacting with program managers, SETAs, FFRDCs and external stakeholders
  • Developing productive relationships with the Program Office, Prime, and Subcontract counterparts, functional IC or DoD counterparts, and other SMEs
  • Repeated use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques



  • Graduate degree in Astronomy, Astrodynamics, Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Physics or other related technical discipline and ten (10) years' of relevant experience or a PhD and five (5) years' of relevant experience.


  • Experience in satellite development factory or space system program office (SPO), particularity with Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit (GEO) systems
  • Working knowledge of radar and/or optical technologies
  • Familiarity with National Security Space architecture (IC and/or DoD)
  • Proficiency using Orbit Determination Tool Kit (ODTK), MATLAB, Linux, and Java and Python
  • Overhead IMINT and/or SIGINT and geolocation experience

LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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