Associate Image Scientist
Job Description At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us. The Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) organization is hiring an Associate Image Scientist (Level 2) to join the Space & Launch Engineering Program and be a part of a dynamic team of Image Scientists in a production environment that supports advanced analytical capabilities, where customer focus, teamwork, and communication are critical. This position will be located in the Herndon, VA area. Position Responsibilities: Responsible for analyzing data and engineering support, and processing algorithms collected by sensors on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms Assists in developing and documenting requirements for various communication, sensor, electronic warfare and other electromagnetic systems and components Performs basic analysis to predict component performance to established requirements Conducts simple tests to validate performance of designs to requirements Collects data on supplier and partner performance to ensure compliance to requirements Provides support to products throughout their lifecycle Supports project management by gathering project status data Gathers information to support development of sections of proposals to support development of new business Works under close supervision This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at the Herndon, VA location. Work Authorization: This position requires an active Top Secret/SCI US Security Clearance with CI Polygraph post start. (US Citizenship Required). (A US Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active). ** This position is contingent upon customer approval ** Basic Qualifications (Required Skills / Experience): Coursework and / or work experience with sensor imaging systems, products, and exploitation processes Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills / Experience): Bachelor's degree or higher in a technical field relevant to Image Scientist, Engineering or Physics Coursework and / or work experience with the following: ENVI, SOCET GXP, Agility, Matlab, IDL, and Unix Coursework and / or work experience with collector calibration techniques (those necessary to maintain image quality) Coursework and / or work experience with Unix and Windows based workstations, various COTS packages including tools for product creation, modification and off-line analysis of image data Ability to interpret results from onboard and offline algorithms and automated processors in order to address intelligence requirements Ability to support the design, development, integration and maintenance of new software functionality Familiarity with overhead infrared sensor data to include sensor characterization, data analysis, sensor modeling, signature extraction and exploitation, and/or algorithm development Ability to investigate image product errors, and identify probable cause sources throughout the collection, processing and delivery chain Understanding and application of standard software engineering principles Familiarity with tools and techniques necessary to isolate probable error sources Coursework and / or work experience with various imaging systems (ie HSI, EO, Radar, IR, LIDAR, SIGINT principles, etc), phenomenology and processing techniques Typical Education / Experience: Typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (eg Bachelor) and typically 2 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (eg Master). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard. Relocation: Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense. Shift: This position is for 1st shift; some requirements for shift work as needed to support program operational needs. This position may include 24x7 work schedules on as needed basis to support program requirements Referrals: Referrals to this job are eligible for a monetary employee bonus. Drug Free Workplace: Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies. Equal Opportunity Employer: Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.