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Geospatial Engr Chief

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Job ID: 209226
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 13, 2020
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Geospatial Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Photogrammetric SME to support NGA and provide expertise in the processing of data from electro-optical systems to improve image quality, geolocation accuracy, and interoperability with other data, calibration, and convergence of exploitation tools (using one tool for multiple sensors and/or wavelengths).


Duties include:
• Analysis of methods to improve the contributions of electro-optical and radar data to emerging intelligence problems such  as multi-INT intelligence fusion, activity-based intelligence, dim targets, fleeting targets, counter denial & deception, and  other emerging applications of geospatial intelligence.
• Provide expertise in the physics of electro-optical and radar sensor design to support NGA’s evaluation of the performance of sensor capabilities (current and projected). Activities include support to initial checkout, sensor calibration,
 performance analysis, image quality assessments, technical requirements analysis, band-to-band registration, ground  truth analysis, signature development, and sensor comparisons.
• Provide expertise in the processing of data from electro-optical systems to improve image quality, geolocation accuracy,  and interoperability with other data, calibration, and convergence of exploitation tools (using one tool for multiple sensors  and/or wavelengths).
• Develop independent performance models and reports that include study of image quality, non-literal exploitability,  radiometric calibration, geometric accuracy and calibration, general technology improvements, multi-segment/multi-band  functionality, MTF analysis, capacity/volumetrics, and cost in support of sensor initialization, IOC, and FOC.
• Provide subject matter expertise in support of the proposed Multi-Temporal, Multi-Angle Automated Target Exploitation project.
• Provide subject matter expertise in support of SOC-B requirements development and validation.
• Provide independent, scientific assessments, analysis, and recommendations to senior IT Directorate leadership as directed.


-Must have current TS/SCI clearance and be able to pass a CI Polygraph after hire.
- Bachelors Degree with 20 years of experience or 25 plus years of experience (in lieu of a degree) with various aspects of  modern photogrammetry and least squares adjustment (estimation) that provides accurate and reliable  geopositioning.
- Demonstrated experience in research in photogrammetry, data adjustment, digital mapping, sensor modeling, and automated methods for feature extraction and analysis, registration and fusion.
- Demonstrated competence in the critical review of technical/scientific documents submitted as the initial step in validation  for photogrammetry projects.

- Demonstrated experience with geopositioning tools with a standard interface to exploit imagery of all types and from all  platforms.
- Experience in development in utilization of various sensor models, especially the Replacement Sensor Model (RSM), a technique that modernized the old Rational Polynomial Coefficients (RPC).
- Demonstrated experience working on Intelligence Community or Department of Defense offices and programs.


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