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SENIOR IMAGE SCIENTIST WITH SECURITY CLEARANCE

Company: Strategic Alliance Consulting, Inc.
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Strategic ACI is seeking a Senior Image Scientist with a science or engineering educational background, combined with a working understanding and practical application of modeling components of the image path to include sensor, detector, atmospheric, and material properties to support our customer. Candidate will need to develop and apply quality testing methods and criteria to evaluate sensor systems and the resulting imagery products for exploitation missions. Simulation and modeling experience and ability to develop algorithm description documentation for software development is needed. Based on the priorities of the customer, the image scientist 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. Familiarity with current GEOINT systems, products and development, as well as the exploitation software packages will be necessary to develop and apply test and verification methodologies. General research is not a part of this position. The candidate will work within an existing team to complete tasks as prioritized by government customers. Good communication and teamwork are necessary. A history of delivering results is critical to success. Responsibilities: * Sensor modeling; decomposing product formation elements to quantify the overall quality of the image chain.
* Algorithm assessment to quantify the performance of a product given desire mission application.
* 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: * Active TS/SCI Clearance.
* Bachelor or advanced degree in Image Science, Optics, Engineering, or Applied Physics.
* 10+ years of experience working with electrical-optical, RADAR, LIDAR, hyperspectral and/or multispectral imaging platforms.
* Image processing and digital signal processing experience.
* Image chain analysis to include atmospheric modeling, signal quality and noise, optics, detector calibration, and image processing of pixel data.
* Applied knowledge of sensor imaging systems, products, and exploitation processes.
* Understanding of data processing and statistics.
* 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 in a dynamic work environment.
* Track record of delivering results. Desired: * Knowledge of National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination (TCPED) image chain. * SAR expertise.
* Understanding and application of image quality standards (e.g. NIIRS), scales, metrics and image quality equations.
* 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 Strategic Alliance Consulting, Inc Strategic Alliance Consulting Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of Strategic ACI not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, caregiver status, unemployment status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignments, benefits, layoff, and termination. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal EEO is the Law poster. Why choose a career with Strategic ACI? Strategic Alliance Consulting, Inc. believes that our greatest asset is our employees. Our goal is not to meet our staff's expectations, but to exceed them. Competitive salaries, work-life balance, industry leading benefits packages, and family first values are at the core of Strategic ACI's culture. We're proud the be selected as a 2020 Best Places to Work in the Greater Washington Area by the Washington Business Journal (WBJ), as well as being 1 of 19 Virginia based companies to be awarded the prestigious HIRE Vets Gold Medallion by the Department of Labor for our commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. Your Strategic ACI Total Rewards Compensation Package includes: * Competitive salary * 100% benefits paid (Includes; health, dental, and vision plan premiums) for all full time employees and their families * 401k with 5% match vested at day one! * Profit sharing commensurate with company growth * PTO - 3 weeks and 3 days per year * 11 Company Paid Holidays (aligned with Federal Government) * Long term/Short term disability * 1.5x salary life insurance * $100 per month cell phone allowance * $6000 cash in lieu of benefits per year if employee is insured elsewhere * Tuition reimbursement of up to $5,250 per year for college or professional certifications * Casual dress code, company lunches, flexible schedules, employee phone plan discounts

Keywords: Strategic Alliance Consulting, Inc., St. Louis , SENIOR IMAGE SCIENTIST WITH SECURITY CLEARANCE, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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