Geometric Calibration Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Sioux Falls
South Dakota
United States


Geometric Calibration Engineer

KBR is seeking a Geometric Calibration Engineer to join its talented team in Sioux Falls, South Dakota . KBR, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is the primary contractor to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for performing work at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center ( ) near Sioux Falls, SD ( at ).

The Geometric Calibration Engineer for Landsat Calibration Validation (CalVal) activities is responsible for executing the Sensor Geometric and Spatial Characterization and Calibration of the Landsat 1-9 satellites. (will align to Systems Engineering LC)

Core Responsibilities

  • Ensure the geometry of Landsat data are continually and promptly monitored, measured, and calibrated
  • Ensure that the IAS trending database is correctly updated for each calibration
  • Create, test, and distribute Calibration Parameter Files on a quarterly basis
  • Characterize the geometric performance of the Landsat 9 OLI-2 and TIRS-2 instruments to ensure that all geometric requirements are being met
  • Report on the quality of Landsat data as required
  • Ensure the quality of the data in the Landsat archive
  • Present Landsat geometry status at assigned meetings and regular updates for the Landsat Program Management
  • Answer user services questions regarding Landsat data.
  • Process data for public relations requests that come from USGS Project Management.
  • Provide geometric data quality expertise to the Landsat Project anomaly resolution teams.
  • Write and publish white papers and journal articles as needed

Other Responsibilities

  • Participate in peer reviews
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Landsat CalVal Team Lead

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


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