Senior Image Scientist ACAD001
IC-CAP LLC is a Woman Owned / HUBZone Small Business working in the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. We are always looking for highly talented, energetic, and dynamic professionals that are interested in protecting the defense of our nation.
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We are looking to fill this position at the following location(s):
- Springfield, VA
Senior Image Scientist:
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. Imaging systems could include electrical-optical, radar, lidar, hyperspectral and/or multispectral on board space or airborne platforms. 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.
This position has an alternate location of Valley Forge, PA.
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
Image Quality Equation (IQE) development or assessment
Algorithm assessment to quantify the performance of a product given desire mission application
Modeling temperature estimation and material identification
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.
Writing results and plans clearly and effectively.
Bachelor or advanced degree in Image Science, Engineering, or Applied Physics
5-10 (mid) or 10+ (senior) years of experience working with electrical-optical, radar, lidar, hyperspectral and/or multispectral imaging platforms
Image processing and Digital Signal processing experience
Image chain analysis to include atmospheric modeling, signal quality and noise, optics, detector calibration, and image processing of pixel data to display radiometrically correct values.
Application of error estimation for thermometric and material identification products.
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 understanding of data processing and statistics
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
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.