10 hours

Image Scientist

Springfield, VA 22150
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Peraton Overview

Peraton 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 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

As a government contractor, Peraton abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

Qualifications

Required Experience/Education:

Experience working with SAR or OPIR imaging platforms
Image processing and Digital Signal processing experience
Image chain analysis to include sensor modeling, signal quality and noise, optics, detector calibration, and image processing of pixel data.
Application of error estimation.
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 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

Preferred Skillset:
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.

8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.

Sign-on Bonus Disclaimer:

Candidates who receive and accept an offer between March 1, 2021 and May 1, 2021 may be eligible for a sign-on bonus up to $15,000 if hired into one of the following roles with Peraton, supporting the intelligence National Programs team: Enterprise Architect (2020-104321), Expert Cloud Engineer (2021-102326), Image Scientist (2021-102942), Image Scientist (2021-104428),Data Modeler (2021-104394). Current employees transferring into one of these intelligence National Programs team roles are not eligible to receive sign-on bonuses. Sign-on bonuses are not guaranteed and eligibility requirements apply. Payment terms will begin after first 90 days of employment are subject to applicable tax withholdings.

Responsibilities

Seeking a motivated IMAGE SCIENTIST in support of a customer's Integration Test & Image Quality Office on the Acadia program. Join a skilled, highly respected and long standing team supporting a 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. 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. 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.

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
Algorithm assessment to quantify the performance of a product given desire mission application
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

Industry

  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-06-15 Expires: 2021-07-15

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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