Remote Sensing Scientist

Springfield, Virginia, United States
Mar 15, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Job Number: R0042281

Remote Sensing Scientist

Key Role:

Work as a scientist in a fast-paced research and development team on EO and IR imagery systems addressing image and video collection, characterization and exploitation problems. Apply remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems, including automating data analysis using machine learning, characterize existing and new sensor systems, develop new and improve data analysis techniques, propose collection strategies to address new signature development. Support informational briefings for educating scientists and managers on research outcomes and the impact on the mission. Design collection experiments and compare measured results with ground truth data. Work on potential projects, including extracting weak signals and identifying new signatures from noisy data, image reconstruction, object detection and tracking, featuring extraction and classification, machine learning, signal processing, and radiometric analysis. Leverage experience with algorithm development, Matlab and Python scripting, HPC, image science, signal processing, and EO/IR systems.

Basic Qualifications:

-3+ years of experience with imagery science
-3+ years of experience with sensor systems, including airborne, space-borne, or commercial systems, operations, and phenomenology and their impact on image processing, analysis, and exploitation
-Experience with COTS or GOTS image processing and computer vision software, including MATLAB
-Knowledge of remote sensing technology and collection parameters
-Knowledge of basic scientific understanding of focal plane array technology, including quantum efficiency, cross talk, and flux density
-Ability to be innovative and self-directed, with client oversight
-TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:
-Experience with automatic target recognition, including EO, IR, and Thermal
-Experience with data processing, including MATLAB imagery and video and analysis
-Experience with data characterization in terms of ground truth, including MATLAB
-Experience with field testing
-Knowledge of a sensor phenomenology area, including OPIR, spectral, LIDAR, or thermal
-Knowledge of in all imagery science areas a plus
-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
-BA or BS degree in Remote Sensing, Image Science, or Physics; MA or MS degree in Remote Sensing, Image Science, or Physics or PhD degree in Remote Sensing, Image Science, or Physics preferred


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance with polygraph is required.

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