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Position Title: Mid-Level Photogrammetrist (ACADIA) 


Job Number: 19-042

Location: Springfield, VA


Mandatory:  Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD TS/SCI clearance 


Job Description: Considered an authority, the Mid-Level Photogrammetrist should apply extensive technical expertise, develop highly advanced, technical solutions to complex problems, and determine/pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. This Photogrammetrist will be in support of NGA Integration Test & Image Quality Office (TAC) on the Acadia program. Based on the priorities of the customer, the Photogrammetrist 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.


The candidate should have a working understanding and practical application of modeling geometric components of the image collection path to fully assess the geolocation and mensuration accuracy of a system. Imaging systems could include electrical-optical, radar, lidar, hyperspectral and/or multispectral on-board space or airborne platforms. Simulation and modeling experience and ability to develop algorithm description documentation for software development is needed. Familiarity with current GEOINT systems, products and development, as well as the exploitation software packages will be necessary to develop test and verification methodologies.

Tasks that may be assigned to this position may include, but not limited to: 

Duties include:​

  • Sensor modeling; decomposing product formation elements to quantify the overall quality of the image chain

  • Geolocation and mensuration accuracy assessments and error estimations (CE/LE)

  • Modeling geometric collection path to trace the exact location of a point on the ground to the pixel location on an image

  • Support engineering analysis activities, including assessment projects related to the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG)

  • 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


  • 0-3 years’ experience with PhD, 3-6 years’ experience with MS/MA, or 5-8 years’ experience with BS/BA

    • Degree should be in Image Science, Engineering, or Physics

  • 5+ years of experience working with electrical-optical, radar, lidar, hyperspectral and/or multispectral imaging platforms

  • Geolocation and mensuration assessment experience

  • Image processing and Digital Signal processing experience

  • Significant applied knowledge of sensor imaging systems, products, and exploitation processes

  • Strong understanding of the systems engineer lifecycle to include independent testing and data verification

  • 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

  • Willingness to learn, solve problems and perform in a dynamic work environment

  • Track record of delivering results


  • Understanding and application of image quality standards (i.e. NIIRS), scales, metrics and image quality equations

  • Knowledge of NSG tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination (TCPED) image chain, specifically the inclusion of radiometric support weather data and material properties (NEFDS)

  • ASPRS membership or professional certificate

  • 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  

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