Engineer – Midwave and Longwave - CI Poly - Springfield, VA

  • Automation Career
  • Springfield, VA, USA
  • 03/12/2018
Polygraph CI Science / Technology Development

Job Description

Provide scientific and engineering services in midwave and longwave infrared remote sensing, signal and image processing, and exploitation to include:

  • Conduct scientific research to understand and model the physical processes that create detectable signatures in the midwave and longwave infrared bands for targets and events of interest to national security customers
  • Characterize remotely detectable signatures and develop signature libraries for targets and events of interest to customers
  • Perform laboratory and field measurements with instruments to collect signature data and validate the models
  • Evaluate and analyze existing and conceptual remote sensing systems to determine their ability to collect the signatures
  • Evaluate methods for image and signal processing to detect, extract, and characterize the signatures in spectral remote sensing data
  • Develop and demonstrate prototype algorithms and tools to process and analyze the signatures in the data

The place of performance shall be at a government facility in Springfield, Virginia.

Occasional travel (approx. 4 times per year) may be required to locations in the U.S.

Projected Start Date: April 2018

Labor skills requirements:

  • TS/SCI clearance, active CI polygraph
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field such as physics, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, image science, computer science, or related field
  • 3 years of experience in optical remote sensing, preferably with emphasis in midwave and longwave IR data collection and exploitation
  • Through understanding of optical image chain physics and phenomenology in the thermal bands
  • Experience with physics-based modeling and simulation
  • Ability to develop prototype signal and image processing code in Matlab, Python, IDL, or C++
  • Ability to work independently or in a small multidisciplinary team toward an objective with minimal external direction
  • Written and oral communications skills to interface with and brief program sponsors, technical staff, and external partners on technical plans and progress
  • Skilled in independently balancing a fair work load, managing priorities, maintaining a commitment to quality standards, overcoming obstacles, and achieving results
  • Organizational skills to work with a variety of people in different disciplines, working from multiple locations on tasks involving rapidly changing information