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GEOINT Image Scientist

Dayton, Ohio

Job ID SAS20212607-66132
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L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: GEOINT Image Scientist/Engineer

Job Code: SAS20212607-66132

Job Location: Dayton, OH

Job Description: Seeking highly qualified and motivated scientists and engineers to support both GEOINT production and the continued advancement of non-literal GEOINT analytical processes and techniques. The individuals will support advanced remote sensing exploitation functions through detailed technical data analysis and through the development and improvement of techniques and procedures for the Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) of remotely sensed data, including the evaluation of data from new sensors. Individuals in these positions will work collaboratively with other scientists, engineers, and analysts on complex exploitation issues.

Essential Functions:

  • Utilize advanced GEOINT tools to analyze and exploit remotely sensed data to produce and disseminate GEOINT intelligence products
  • Perform non-literal exploitation of Active sensor data - i.e. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and/or Passive Sensor Data (Multispectral, Hyperspectral or Thermal Infrared Sensor Data).
  • Combine exploitation results with contextual findings discovered through research and other electo-optical (E/O) literal data analysis to bring meaningful interpretation non-literal results.
  • Perform quality assurance and control review for own and team-members’ products prior to dissemination.
  • Analyze and develop processes to support the exploitation of unique, anomalous, and difficult datasets utilizing engineering principles and a physics-based analytical approach
  • Perform algorithm development (scripting/automation) for complex data exploitation processes, as needed.
  • Complete all mandatory security requirement/network, and sensor discipline training, as required.

Qualifications: (refer to

  • Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong technical writing and briefing skills (experienced with MSOffice – Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM field (Engineering, Physics, Remote Sensing, Mathematics, Geology, or a related scientific field)

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with ENVI, SOCET GXP, RemoteView, ArcGIS, and/or similar software tools Ability to code/script, such as in Python, MATLAB, R, and/or IDL.
  • Experience in processing and analyzing remote sensing data from passive sensors, especially spectral and/or thermal data

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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