Image Scientist (Entry-level)- Springfield, VA

Top Secret/SCI with Poly



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Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.


Peraton is seeking motivated Entry-level Image Scientists in our Springfield, VA location to support a classified program.


Our image scientists will support product quality studies and evaluations, new product initializations, product algorithm assessments, and develop image quality equations to quantify the expected quality for new and existing geo-spatial intelligence (GEOINT) products to assure quality and data integrity for use.


Successful candidate will work with a team of diverse expertise including systems engineers, image analysts, photogrammetrists, and statisticians to plan and perform specific tests, track issues, and clearly communicate status and results to multiple stakeholders. The systems tested include many data products from remote sensing platforms that collect different images and geospatial information including electrical-optical or visible (E/O), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR), motion, multi-spectral and hyper-spectral imagery, and lidar.


Our work is to verify and validate product visual quality of the imagery, as well as the accuracy and utility of the support data that go along with it. The qualified candidate should have an interest in learning more about GEOINT systems, products, and development, as well as exploitation software packages used in testing and verification.


Required Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI w/ Polygraph clearance.
  • BS degree in Image Science, Geo-spatial Systems, Computer Engineering, Geographic Sciences, Computer Information Systems or related field and 0-2 years of relevant experience.
    • May/June 2024 grads are welcome to apply.
  • Working understanding and practical application of the components of the image path to include sensor, detector, atmospheric, and material properties for at least one system.
  • Experience in simulation and modeling and an ability to develop algorithm descriptions for software development.
  • Knowledge of sensor imaging systems, their products, and exploitation processes including the tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination of imagery or GEOINT is a plus.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and teamwork.
  • Ability to work on-site daily in Springfield, VA


Desired Qualifications:

  • 3.0 and above GPA.
  • Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph clearance.
  • Previous hands-on image science internship experience.

Target Salary Range

$66,000 - $106,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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