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Springfield, VA 22150
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The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.


Seeking a motivated SYSTEM ENGINEER 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. The successful candidate will work as a system engineer tasked with supporting initialization, system tests and verification activities in the NGA Image Quality Assurance Office (NIQU). Base 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 errors
  • Develop 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.


Required Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in System Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Software Engineering, Image Science, or in a related Engineering
  • 5-10 years of system engineering experience
  • Experience in multiple remote sensing phenomenologies (for example EO/IR/SAR)
  • Knowledge of NSG tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination (TCPED) image chain
  • Experience with sensor imaging systems, products, and exploitation processes
  • Strong 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 writing
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn, solve problems and perform in a dynamic work environment
  • Experience 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 - e.g. National Imagery Interpretability Ratings Scale (NIIRS), other scales, metrics and image quality equations.
  • Image product modeling and simulation
  • Experience with image processing and display software (Socet, RemoteView, ENVI, etc.)
  • Engineering code development (Python, Matlab, IDL)

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is anAA/EEOEmployer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

As a government contractor, Perspecta 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).


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2020-10-19 Expires: 2020-11-19

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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