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Senior Image Science Engineer

Company: SAIC
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

Description SAIC has an immediateneed for a Senior Image Scientist with image chain analysis experience.-- Candidate will serve as the dedicated SMEoverseeing factory acceptance testing (FAT) for a suite of electro-opticalimage processing algorithms as well as workingto define appropriate product quality metrics to ensure accuracy and integrityof the image data and products delivered to users.
Major duties of the positioninclude:

  • Review and assess test plans, use cases, and proceduresagainst functional requirements
  • Ensure contractor compliance with general algorithm developmentand testing best practices
  • Attend, monitor and report on aspects of actual testexecution
  • Participate in review of issues associated with anomalies anddefects within processing algorithms
  • Assist in troubleshooting issues uncovered during testing,and stay actively involved as new versions are released to address discrepancyreports (DRs) uncovered
  • Support product evaluations, quality studies, new productinitializations, and product algorithm assessments
  • Refine image quality equation to quantify the expectedquality of a system given various parameters
  • Decompose product formation elements to quantify the overallquality of the image chain
  • Algorithm assessment to quantify the performance of a productgiven desired mission application
  • Perform baseline assessment of system performance to supportsensor initialization
  • Monitor of system performance over time
  • Respond to detected errors and artifacts by recommending possiblecauses and corrective actions
  • Communicate issues and solutions to the broader governmentand contract management structure as requested by leadership
  • Develop alternative courses of action, work-arounds, andfallback positions with a recommended course of action for each risk, andmonitor and re-evaluate risks at appropriate milestones--Successful candidates must have demonstratedknowledge and hands-on experience with:
  • Assessing the performance of animaging system in terms of the interaction of various system components
  • Designing user experiments forthe purpose of understanding system design impacts or identifying optimalparameter settings
  • Explaining complex imagingphenomena to government and corporate management
  • Applying image science and systemengineering experience with sensor phenomenology, image formation processes,and development of operational/prototype processing algorithms
  • Reviewing and supporting thedevelopment and testing of new imagery products
  • Image chain analysis to include sensormodeling, signal quality and noise, optics, detector calibration, and imageprocessing of pixel data
  • Application of error estimation
  • Application of proper design ofexperimentsQualifications
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Poly
  • Degree in Image Science,Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics, or related scientific or technicaldiscipline or equivalent experience, and nine (9) or more years of image science andsystems engineering experience, with demonstrated proficiency performing imagechain analysis--
  • Working knowledge of satelliteTCPED functions
  • Experience working withElectro-optical image platforms
  • Image processing and digitalsignal processing experience
  • Simulation and modelingexperience
  • Working understanding andpractical application of modeling components of the image path to includesensor, detector, atmospheric and material properties
  • Understanding and application ofimage quality standards, scales, metrics and image quality equations
  • Significant applied knowledge ofsensor imaging systems, products, and exploitation processes
  • Strong written and oralcommunication skills, with emphasis on briefing to obtain decisions and solvetechnical issues and test plans/reports writing
  • Ability to work independently andwithin a team environment
  • Good customer teaming skills;ability to collaborate in cross-functional teams
  • Strong interpersonal, problemsolving, organizational, and multi-tasking skills
  • Willingness to learn, solveproblems and perform in a dynamic work environmentDesired Qualifications--
  • MS or PhD in Image Science,Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics or related scientific or technicaldiscipline
  • Experience working in a DoD or ICoperational environment
  • Knowledge of ground processingarchitectures and image processing algorithms for passive remote sensingsystems-- -- -- ----
  • Experience defining, designing,developing and testing remote sensing systems and associated products
  • Experience developing engineeringcode to solve hard problems and create process for repeatable results
  • Familiarity utilizing multipletool suites for development of engineering code such as Python, Matlab, ENVI,etc.
  • Familiarity with Common CloudServices (C2S) utilized within the IC
  • Experience planning and executingsensor initializations
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentationskills, and ability to lead technical forums

    SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions.We are 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $6.5 billion. For more information, visit . For ongoing news, please visit our . For SAIC benefits information, see . EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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