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Principal Functional Specialist/Advisor

Chantilly, VA · Government/Military
Join ICES on a contract impacting national security as a Principal Functional Specialist/Advisor. These positions are located in Chantilly, VA. All positions require an active/current TS/SCI security clearance with Counterintelligence Polygraph and be willing and able to pass an additional polygraph as needed.
As a Principal Functional Specialist/Advisor specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the NTM-L project’s technical focal point for Motion GEOINT research activities within NGA Research and the GEOINT Community; remain apprised of emerging Motion GEOINT standards, algorithms (e.g., mover detection and tracking), high-volume imagery processing constructs, and evaluate impacts to NTM-L project and feasibility of adoption
  • Apply systems engineering principals for transition of mature R&D capabilities into operations; conduct feasibility assessments and develop associated requirements, architecture, concept of operations (CONOPS), and transition plans
  • Propose research concepts related to Motion GEOINT, working with the NTM-L PMO and NGA Research to drive prioritization and study implementation 
  • Conduct studies / technical evaluations specific to Motion GEOINT phenomenology (e.g., tools, compression, geopositioning)
  • Contribute to the adoption, profiling, documenting, and implementation of Motion GEOINT Standards essential to establishing interoperability and quality of NTM-L products and associated metadata
  • Participate in Community Forums/Working Groups related to GEOINT Standards (e.g., MISB) driving the development and selection of GEOINT Standards; represent and carry the NTM-L message to influence updates and modifications to standards
  • Review NSG RFCs to assess and identify functional and operational baseline impacts with respect to Motion GEOINT for NTM-L, working with NGA Segments to understand impacts and define associated requirements
  • Identify, track, mitigate, and resolve technical risks and issues related to Motion GEOINT methodologies for NTM-L
  • Participate in Integrated Project Teams (IPTs) and Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs) to serve a  focal points for managing project execution and resolving enterprise issues
Required Qualifications:
  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Photogrammetry, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Image Science, or equivalent experience
  • 16+ years of experience with Systems Engineering and Integration, or directly relevant subject matter expertise (SME)
  • Minimum of 10 years of recent Agency-specific experience
  • Significant applied GEOINT Standards SME experience with sensor phenomenology of NTM, Airborne, OPIR, FMV, Motion Imagery, and/or Commercial systems
  • Significant experience in the application of Motion GEOINT Standards, specifications, and frameworks (e.g., STANAG 4676)
  • Strong understanding of DevOps principles
  • Applied knowledge of sensor imaging systems, products, and exploitation processes
  • Applied knowledge of the Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TPED) process
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Good customer teaming skills; ability to collaborate in cross-functional teams
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills, and ability to lead technical forums
 Desirable Qualifications: 
  • MS in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Photogrammetry, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Image Science, or related scientific or technical discipline
  • DevOps Integration and engineering experience for processing high volume imagery or GEOINT data sets
  • Experience with concept design for cloud-based processing applications that include batch and streaming data flows using Apache Mesos or Kafka for workflow management, and building data processing pipe-lines for motion GEOINT data processing
  • Knowledge of other Community Standards organizations and their policies, procedures, and standards (e.g., GEOINT Standards Working Group (GWG), DoD Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC), NITFS Technical Board (NTB)), Community Metadata Standards Tiger Team (CMSTT)
  • Experience or familiarity with extensible markup language (XML, XSDs) for data exchange
  • Certifications in AWS and/or MS Azure
  • Membership in related professional associations, e.g., Association of American Geographers (AAG) and/or American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
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