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Imagery Scientist Senior Level



SOSi is seeking a senior level Imagery Scientist in Charlottesville, VA that will provide scientific and technical support as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of applied remote sensing professionals. Responsibilities include full implementation of remote sensing capabilities including analysis and production, test and evaluation, data processing, exploitation, and dissemination, intelligence production and workflow. The candidate will provide technical input to developers and test and execute exploitation algorithms, tools, and methodologies to extract valuable information from complex airborne and satellite sensor data, to include spectral, thermal, and/or synthetic aperture radar (SAR). The candidate must have experience with Hyperspectral Imagery.
Works with government Imagery Scientists to develop and apply new analytical quality standards and guidelines and may lead small production teams focused on a particular customer, target, or region. Performs duties with minimal oversight; applies knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies; provides technical assistance to project leaders and program managers. Prepares and delivers technical presentations for community-sponsored Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) symposiums, meetings, working groups and collection exercises.


Conduct imagery science in support of ground forces intelligence requirements.
Process and exploit data, with an emphasis on full spectrum hyperspectral data, to support Army information needs.
Develop new, and modernize existing algorithms, tools, and methodologies for exploitation of hyperspectral imagery.
Conduct research, development, testing, and evaluation to identify new remote sensing applications with emphasis in hyperspectral imagery.
Characterize data from existing and emerging ground, air, and space based spectral and remote sensing sensors.
Operate field and lab instrumentation such as an ASD FieldSpec, Exoscan 4100, Cary 5000, Thermo Fisher iS50, and other radiometers as well as weather monitoring and calibration equipment within the CONUS and OCONUS.
Author technical papers and presentations and present findings at community symposiums, meetings, and working groups.


Active in scope Top Secret w/access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
Masters degree in remote sensing, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and geography.
12+ years of relevant experience in the applied environment.
Expertise using ENVI and FSTK.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to work independently or collaboratively, and comfortable communicating directly with customer.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience leveraging AI/ML tools to train, tune, test, and deploy models.
PhD in related field of study such as basic or applied science or engineering.
Expertise with Matlab and Python.
Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required.

Working Conditions

Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
Fast paced, deadline-oriented environment.

SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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