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S2 Analytical Solutions LLC Project Scientists Support Expert - Photogrammetry in St. Louis, Missouri

Project Scientists Support Expert – Photogrammetry

Clearance: TS/SCI required

Location: Springfield, VA

Experience: 20 years’ experience and 15 years specialized experience

Description of Work:

The focus of these positions includes researching the latest scientific approaches and algorithms related to photogrammetry, remote sensing, image sciences, imaging sensor technology, gravity and gravity processing, earth magnetic modeling, earth pole wonder, precession and nutation, and development in new areas through innovative ideas and experimentation. This position will apply expertise form core sciences that support the customer’s mission to meet its requirements and provide the best solution to the broad NSG.

Duties May Include:

  • Assist with conducting research and experimentation in support of the core sciences within NGA (e.g. photogrammetry, remote sensing, mathematical and statistical).

  • Assist with designing and executing experiments to proof-of-concepts in both laboratory and operational environments.

  • Apply scientific domain knowledge to the development of innovative and original algorithms and techniques that are required for the success of Agency as the Functional Manager for GEOINT.

  • Assist with conducting research and development projects in which the scientific research aspect dominates. This may include working with contractor scientists and other domain experts.

  • Explain important and relevant scientific issues and trends to non-technical audiences (e.g., operational, leadership and management personnel). Provides this information both verbally and in writing. Take the initiative in identifying these issues and trends and prepares research proposals for management.

  • Assist with the forming of strategic technology investments and feasibility of research areas and projects.

  • Assist with evaluating, document and deliver reports concerning the fundamental physical processes associated with mission problems of interest; assist in the research into algorithms that address those problem areas; and participate in general image analysis to understand the link between physical processes and their SAR response.

  • Assist with demonstrating and documenting the ability to translate mission requirements into information terms and to support SAR imagery analysis.

  • Assist with demonstrating and documenting new algorithms.

  • Assist with training users in new or modified software.

  • Assist with analyzing user needs and software requirements.

  • Assist with technical studies on geospatial intelligence and image processing systems.

  • Assist with modifying existing software to correct errors, or improve performance, and to document and maintain software functionality.

Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree within a core science area such as, but not limited to: Physics, Applied Physics, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Aerospace Engineering, Geophysics, Cartography, Computer Science, and Satellite Geodesy.

  • Computer programming skills in multiple languages

  • Demonstrated specialized experience in the intelligence community focused on state of the art GEOINT research and developmental activities.

  • Demonstrated specialized experience in at least one of the following areas: Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), Image Intelligence (IMINT), Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and deep-space projects.


  • Demonstrated understanding of software engineering tools to write well designed, testable, efficient code.

  • Demonstrated specialized experience developing and modifying software solutions by studying information needs, conferring with users, studying system flows and work processes.

  • Demonstrated specialized experience working with other systems analysts and programmers to design system.

  • Demonstrated specialized experience with, and knowledge of Microsoft Developer Studio, modular software, and object-oriented design.

  • Demonstrated understanding of .NET development (VB, .NET, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript).

  • Demonstrated understanding of Relational Databases, SQL, and ORM technologies

  • Demonstrated understanding of cloud computing platforms, i.e. AWS, and EML schema design.

  • Demonstrated specialized Experience working in an Agile environment.

  • Demonstrated understanding of NGA’s IT environment, i.e. Globe, DevOps, App Store, and C2S.

S2 prohibits third-party solicitation from any recruiter or outside source regardless of the cause being represented. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

ID: 2019-1235