Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)
Validation Interoperability Coordinator
KBR is helping our customer to build and staff a Center of Excellence for remotely sensed data quality. This work will be located at the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Building on over 47 years of operating the Landsat series of satellites, the EROS Calibration and Validation Center of Excellence (ECCOE) works with all types of land remote sensing sensors and platforms, bringing the expertise of our team to the challenges of maintaining the superb calibration of the satellites and sensors operated by our customer as well as other sensors nationally and internationally. The team works to assess the characteristics and utility of data from multiple satellites and airborne platforms and to develop methods and tools that enhance the interoperability of data from a wide variety of sources. The remote sensing world is growing rapidly around the world. Come be part of this exceptional team working with all areas of the remote sensing community!
We are looking for an individual who can coordinate the Landsat surface reflectance and surface temperature validation efforts and who can also help with interoperability efforts between the Landsat and Sentinel satellite constellations. They need experience with Landsat and Sentinel data and sensors to work within the team to assess the radiometric, spectral and spatial performance of multispectral imaging systems and be able to directly compare between products. Atmospheric characterization is also an important skill to have for this operation and is highly desirable for the position. Areas of work may include the coordination and analysis in the following areas: atmospheric characterization, detector response characterization, artifact correction, noise removal, radiative transfer modeling, cross-calibration between sensors (spaceborne, airborne, and terrestrial), radiance and reflectance product validation, etc. This position will support the EROS Calibration and Validation Center of Excellence (ECCOE).
Education: Minimum of a Master of Science Degree in Engineering, Physics, Earth Science, Atmospheric Science, or fields related to remote sensing systems required.
Experience: Two or more years working with Landsat, Sentinel, or similar satellite constellation remotely sensed data, and have a strong background in meteorology and atmospheric science.
KBR is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/m/f/disabled/veteran.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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