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Senior Imagery Analyst

Date: Jun 26, 2022

Location: Lorton, Virginia, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ Inc. is looking for an experienced Image Analyst with stong knowledge of cyber requirements in geospatial analysis to support programs at our Springfield, VA location. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:


  • Evaluating Remote Sensing Imagery modalities including Electro-Optical, Hyperspectral, SAR, and other for performance verification, capability enhancements and mission utility assessments.
  • Evaluate sensor processing algorithms, software and provide input on successes or failures of evaluated algorithms.
  • Generate and improve the datasets for remote sensing analysis.
  • Support field exercises and analyze collected data to improve the functionality and quality of state of the art sensors.
  • 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.
  • Candidate should have a working understanding and practical application of modeling components of the image path to include sensor, detector, atmospheric, and material properties.
  • This role will largely be research focused and you will need to be prepared to communicate results at working groups, forums and conferences with presentations and written reports.
  • You will be joining a highly specialized group of remote sensing experts at our client site and supported by QinetiQ's engineering team developing similar technologies specifically hyperspectral sensors. 


To Land This Job, You Need:


  • B.S. in Physics, Applied Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering or applicable engineering or science field - M.S. or higher degree preferred.
  • 15+ years experience
  • Expertise developing algorithms for target detection, atmospheric correction methods in remote sensing imagery
  • Experience in algorithms development environments such as MATLAB, ENVI/IDL and Python or other similar programming languages. 
  • Understanding science/physics basis for algorithm development, material/target phenomenology and atmospheric correction routines
  • Understanding of processing software packages such as Georeplay and FSTK
  • Experience conducting analysis of hyperspectral imagery
  • Great interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment.


Job Type:  Full Time


Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

TS/SCI with CI Polygraph


Why QinetiQ Inc.?


  • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement. 
  • We only hire the best!  No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.
  • We have fun!  We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.
  • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.  We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.

No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand, that is why we have made the application process easy. We promise. This will be simple.


If because of a medical condition or disability you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt. 4 and let us know the nature of your request and contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.