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Photogrammetry Specialist

Springfield, VA 22150
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Responsibilities

Seeking a motivated SENIOR PHOTOGRAMMETRIST 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 photogrammetrist 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 geometric components of the image collection path to fully assess the geolocation and mensuration accuracy of a system. 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.
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
Geolocation and mensuration accuracy assessments
Modeling geometric collection path to trace the exact location of a point on the ground to the pixel location on an image
Support engineering analysis activities, including assessment projects related to the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG)
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


Qualifications

Required Experience/Education:
Bachelor or Advanced Degree in Image Science, Engineering, or Physics
10+ years of experience working with electrical-optical, radar, lidar, hyperspectral and/or multispectral imaging platforms
Geolocation and mensuration assessment experience
Image processing and Digital Signal processing experience
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:
Understanding and application of image quality standards (e.g. NIIRS), scales, metrics and image quality equations.
Knowledge of NSG tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination (TCPED) image chain, specifically the inclusion of radiometric support weather data and material properties (NEFDS).
ASPRS membership or professional certificate
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.


About Peraton

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).

Industry

  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-05-14 Expires: 2021-06-13

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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