Image Scientist with Security Clearance

Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, California
Jun 12, 2024
Jul 10, 2024
Safety / Security
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space. At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. The Electronics and Sensors Division (ESD) is a world-class engineering and scientific leader in electronics and remote sensing systems. Our staff includes subject matter experts across a broad range of disciplines includingradio frequency; infrared; visible and spectral sensors; sensor exploitation methods;analog and digital electronics; vehicle power systems; andspace systemelectronic parts, materials and processes. Our expertise, combined with sophisticated in-house laboratories, prototyping, modeling, and simulation capabilities, enables ESD to deliver innovative solutions to national space systems and civil customers. The Imagery Processing and Exploitation Department (IPED) comprises a multi-disciplinary group of highly skilled, physicists, engineers and mathematicians who support a variety of United States Government space programs. The department applies its knowledge of national space systems, current technology, and image and signal processing to advise government program office personnel and internal Aerospace customers on technical matters related to space-based remote sensing. IPED develops algorithms and applies mathematical principles to evaluate, develop, and exploit the spatial, spectral, and temporal content of data from cutting edge satellites and space systems. Work Model This position will be a hybrid work model wand offer partially remote with some onsite work required in El Segundo, CA as the business needs allow. What You'll Be Doing Solving challenging image processing problems and multi-source data analysis in support of the United States Space Force, Space Systems Command, and other national security community members.
Employing mathematical principles to develop and evaluate new and advanced algorithms, perform simulations, and analyses using simulated and real data.
Providing image data exploitation as it relates to collection systems, collection planning, data processing and transmission.
Analyzing and critiquing requirements for current and planned imaging systems.
Providing insights and technical recommendations on approaches to computationally intensive problems.
Utilize strong verbal and written communication skills to help deliver value added technical analyses to government and contractor personnel. This position is available as Electro -Optical Engineer or Electro -Optical Engineering Specialist What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements for the Electro-Optical Engineer : Bachelor's degree in a STEM field or eqivalent is required
5 years in roles of increasing engineering/scientific responsibility.
Experience with national, civil, and/or commercial imaging systems, image processing, image exploitation, or digital signal processing.
Programming experience using Python and/or Matlab.
An active Top Secret/SCI security clearance along with the ability to obtain and maintain at least a Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph In addition to above the minimum requirements for the Electro-Optical Engineering Specialist : 8 years in roles of increasing engineering/scientific responsibility
Experience applying artificial intelligence/machine learning methods to image processing applications.
Experience leading technical studies and mentoring junior engineers. How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these: Masters or Ph.D. degree in a STEM field or equivalent.
Experience with COTS image analysis and interpretation software including RemoteView, SocetGXP, ENVI, or similar.
Knowledge of Intelligence processes (e.g., tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, dissemination)
Familiarity with data visualization and data science principles/applications We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills. (Min - Max)
$129,000 - $193,500 Pay Basis: Annual Leadership Competencies Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who: Operate Strategically Lead Change Engage with Impact Foster Innovation Deliver Results Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits. Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include: Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
Flexible spending accounts
Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
Relocation assistance
Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
Education assistance programs
An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation. Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at or by email at . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .