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Image Scientist

  • Full Time
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Job detailsJob TypeFull-timeFull Job DescriptionPosition: Image ScientistLocation: NCE Springfield, VAPeriod of Performance: 12/1/2020 11/30/2023
Position Description:Seeking a motivated IMAGE SCIENTIST in support of NGA Integration Test & Image Quality Office (TAC) on the Acadia program. Join a skilled, highly respected and long standing team supporting product quality mission for NGA. This is a unique opportunity to enhance your career by working with the community subject matter experts, directly with the customer and with project autonomy not customarily given as a government contractor. Based on the priorities of the customer, the image scientist will support product evaluations, quality studies, new product initializations, product algorithm assessments, or develop image quality equations to quantify the expected quality of a system given various parameters. Candidate should have a working understanding and practical application of modeling components of the image path to include sensor, detector, atmospheric, and material properties. Simulation and modeling experience and ability to develop algorithm description documentation for software development is needed. Familiarity with current GEOINT systems, products and development, as well as the exploitation software packages will be necessary to develop test and verification methodologies. The candidate will work within an existing team to complete tasks as prioritized by government customers. Good communication and team work is necessary. A history of delivering results is critical to success.The specific sub-tasks and activities to be performed include, but are not limited to:

Sensor modeling; decomposing product formation elements to quantify the overall quality of the image chain

Algorithm assessment to quantify the performance of a product given desire mission application

Performing baseline assessment of system performance to support sensor initialization

Operational monitoring of system performance over time

Responding to detected errors and artifacts by recommending possible causes and corrective actions

Required Experience/Education:

Experience working with SAR or OPIR imaging platforms

Image processing and Digital Signal processing experience

Image chain analysis to include sensor modeling, signal quality and noise, optics, detector calibration, and image processing of pixel data

Application of error estimation.

Understanding and application of image quality standards (e.g. NIIRS), scales, metrics and image quality equations.

Significant applied knowledge of sensor imaging systems, products, and exploitation processes

Strong understanding of the systems engineering lifecycle to include independent testing and data verification

Strong written and oral communication skills, with emphasis on briefing to obtain decisions and solve technical issues and test plans/reports writing

Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Willingness to learn, solve problems and perform in a dynamic work environment

Track record of delivering results

8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.

Preferred Skillset:

Knowledge of National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination (TCPED) image chain, specifically the inclusion of radiometric support weather data and material properties (NEFDS).

Experience working in a DoD or IC operational environment

Experience developing engineering code (C, Python, Matlab, IDL) to solve hard problems and create processes for repeatable results.

8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD. Will Consider a junior candidate who has solid demonstrated experience.
Job Type: Full-timeHiring InsightsJob activityPosted 30+ days ago

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