Expert Image Scientist/Specialist

7 months ago
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Minimum Clearance

About Engility

Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.


Engility is seeking skilled Image Scientists to support a critical program for our Intelligence Community customer. This position is vital to the success of the program and our national security and provides a tremendous opportunity for technical leadership as a contractor.  The successful candidate will have deep technical knowledge of imaging phenomenology to support a critical customer program. This position is vital to the success of the program and provides tremendous opportunity for technical leadership as a contractor. Engineers with background in any imaging domain should apply. The successful candidate will apply their experience and expertise in developing and testing photogrammetric models to support a critical customer mission. This position will support program reviews and technical exchange meetings; provide technical assessments; clarify program requirements, interfaces, and implementations; provide engineering assessments to define system requirements and capabilities, designs, system verification, and transition to operations; and support verification, validation, and readiness activities. Additional duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide scientific insight into various aspects of the imaging chain from energy detection to image processing, registration, and correction
  • Develop and test image processing software
  • Analyze imaging test data and measure performance against requirements
  • Analyze imaging output and assess algorithm performance
  • Identify improvements to imaging chain, to include sensor/payload developments (hardware) as well as software developments
  • Develop technical requirements for imaging algorithms and test procedures
  • Recommend imaging optimization techniques
  • Identify and evaluate new imaging techniques and cutting edge technology
  • Effectively communicate and interface with engineers from various contractor and government organizations; prepare and present briefings to customers on technical topics when requested
  • Provide technical recommendations during working groups, engineering review boards, design reviews, test readiness reviews, operational readiness reviews, technical exchange meetings, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have a current/active TS/SCI
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 15 years of relevant experience OR a Master’s degree and 12 years of relevant experience OR a PhD and 10 years of relevant experience in the field of imagery.
  • Prior experience developing and testing image processing software and building image quality models
  • In depth understanding of imaging phenomenology
  • Ability to identify system impacts and pitfalls associated with imaging systems from the telescope and lens/mirror assemblies to the focal plane, supporting subsystems and back end data processing
  • Experience in multiple imaging techniques such as line scan and framing
  • Experience in test plan development, planning, execution and review


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