Image Scientist Manager

Top Secret/SCI with Poly



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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that 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, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton is prime contractor for the an IC customer on a program which includes support to a Test Center mission, test tool automation & development, and image quality services.


Due to growing demand of services, the program requires an additional Image Science Manager to lead a Peraton Team. The Manager provides functional management of the Peraton personnel, including, career planning and development, performance assessment, merit planning, staff recognition, disciplinary actions, and career and technical counseling for the functional team. The Manager provides key support to the Program Management Office by reviewing and editing Position Descriptions (PD) for staffing needs, creating and maintaining staffing plans, and driving the recruitment process of qualified candidates for open positions.


Each Manager has a technical contributor position on one of the Image Science Teams, that requires 90% of their time. Completion of functional management responsibilities varies but averages the remaining 10% of their time.


Strong understanding of Image Science programs is essential. The role requires the ability to work in a multi-government, multi-contractor, dynamic environment with a geographically diverse team. The preferred candidate must possess exceptional organizational and communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, and be a proven self-starter.


Duties include:

  • Work with Talent Acquisitions to create and submit job descriptions for each opening.
  • Review resumes, conduct interviews, and select suitable candidates for each opening.
  • Conduct performance management including employee goal setting and performance reviews.
  • Review and approve employee timesheet and expense reporting.
  • Implement strategies to develop and retain employees.


  • Candidate will fill a funded (TS/SCI billet) position on the program and must qualify against the labor category for that position.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Poly.
  • Bachelors degree in Systems Engineering or in related technical or scientific fields such as engineering, physics, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program
  • 10 years of work experience, may have supervisory or lead experience
  • Demonstrated experience successfully building and leading large teams of engineering staff
  • Strong oral, written communications, presentation skills
  • Experience managing and resolving conflicts.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop employees.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, client relationship management, load-balancing skill.
  • Demonstrated ability/experience identifying/solving problems reviewing related info to develop/evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Previous IC or DoD program/project work experience.
  • Previous NGA and/or NSG/ASG program/project work experience.


  • Doctorate in Systems Engineering or in related technical or scientific fields such as engineering, physics, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program.
  • Prior experience as a hiring manager or a recruiter.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), DAWIA Level III certification in Program Management, or equivalent specialized training and experience with Project Management tools and techniques.
  • Experience in GEOINT business methods and mission tradecraft, system activity and data modeling and analysis, info flow/transaction process analysis, risk management, readiness assessment, performance measurement techniques.

Target Salary Range

$135,000 - $216,000. 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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