Systems Engineer

Springfield, VA
Dec 03, 2021
Dec 07, 2021
Full Time
Peraton OverviewPeraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.ResponsibilitiesSeeking a motivated SYSTEM ENGINEER to support an IC customer. Join a skilled, highly respected and long standing team supporting product quality mission. 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. The successful candidate will work as a system engineer tasked with supporting initialization, system tests and verification activities. Based on the priorities of the office and the active projects, the candidate will be tasked to:Develop/assess product quality requirements and specifications.Define product format requirements for new products to meet integration and interoperability requirements of National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG).Apply image science knowledge/experience to develop test plans and procedures to assess data quality and accuracy.Identify data needs to adequately perform product assessments to meet test objectives.Test software functionality and quality. Work with government and commercial vendors to resolve discrepancies.Apply image science knowledge/experience to quantify visual quality of imagery products and work with developers to trouble shoot causes of errorsDevelop engineering-quality verification tools.Quantify success criteria for readiness review transitions.Communicate customer mission and results.NIQU mission spans many data providers and sensor phenomenologies including electrical-optical, radar, LIDAR, OPIR, motion, and multi- and hyper-spectral. We work to verify and validate product visual quality, as well as the accuracy of the support data. Current software tools model the data architecture and the flow of operational GEOINT data and products. The qualified candidate should have system engineering skills, with specific experience in test, verification and validation against requirements/specification to meet planned concept of operations. The ideal candidate will have image science experience or knowledge ready to apply to the challenges of the group. The role will apply a functional understanding of NSG image chain analysis as well as the tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination functions. An understanding of image product format and specifications (NITF, MPEG) and image compression (JPEG 2000, H.264) is desired. The ideal candidate will possess software development skills to support system engineering tasks and data analysis, specifically C/C++, Python, JAVA, Matlab, IDL and/or scripting languages. The candidate will work within an existing team to complete tasks as prioritized by government customers. Good communication and team work is necessary.QualificationsRequired Experience/Education:Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in System Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Software Engineering, Image Science, or in a related Engineering5-10 years of system engineering experienceExperience in multiple remote sensing phenomenologies (for example EO/IR/SAR)Knowledge of NSG tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination (TCPED) image chainExperience with sensor imaging systems, products, and exploitation processesStrong understanding of the systems engineering lifecycle to include independent testing and data verification, requirements, and development of concept of operations.Strong written and oral communication skills, with emphasis on briefing to obtain decisions and solve technical issues and test plans/reports writingAbility to work independently as well as part of a teamWillingness to learn, solve problems and perform in a dynamic work environmentExperience working in a DoD or IC operational environment.Preferred Skillset:Experience in image science field working with the fundamentals of image processing, image formation, optics, digital signal processing,Understanding and application of image quality standards - eg National Imagery Interpretability Ratings Scale (NIIRS), other scales, metrics and image quality equations.Image product modeling and simulationExperience with image processing and display software (Socet, RemoteView, ENVI, etc.)Engineering code development (Python, Matlab, IDL)

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