Senior Photogrammetrist - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

St. Louis
United States

Senior Photogrammetrist

Location MO - St. Louis

Req # 5078

Minimum Clearance Required CI Poly

Thank you for your interest in joining the KBR team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

KBR is seeking a Sr. Photogrammetrist Expert to focus on but not limited to researching the latest scientific approaches and algorithms related to photogrammetry, remote sensing, image sciences, imaging sensor technology, gravity and gravity processing, earth magnetic modeling, earth pole wander, precision and nutation, and development in new areas through innovative ideas and experimentation. This position will apply expertise from core sciences that support NGA’s mission to meet its requirements and provide the best solution to the broader NSG.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist with conducting research and experimentation in support of the core sciences within NGA (e.g. photogrammetry,remote sensing, mathematical and statistical).
  • Assist with designing and executing experiments to proof-of-concepts in both laboratory and operational environments.
  • Apply scientific domain knowledge to the development of innovative and original algorithms and techniques that arerequired for the success of Agency as the Functional Manager for GEOINT.
  • Assist with conducting research and development projects in which the scientific research aspect dominates. This mayinclude working with contractor scientists and other domain experts.
  • Explain important and relevant scientific issues and trends to non-technical audiences (e.g., operational, leadership andmanagement personnel). Provides this information both verbally and in writing. Take the initiative in identifying theseissues and trends and prepares research proposals for management.
  • Assist with the forming of strategic technology investments and feasibility of research areas and projects.
  • Assist with evaluating, documenting and delivering reports concerning the fundamental physical processes associated withmission problems of interest; assist in the research into algorithms that address those problem areas; and participate ingeneral image analysis to understand the link between physical processes and their SAR response.
  • Assist with demonstrating and documenting the ability to translate mission requirements into information terms and tosupport SAR imagery analysis.
  • Assist with demonstrating and documenting new algorithms; training users in new or modified software; analyzing user needs and software requirements; technical studies on geospatial intelligence and image processing systems; modifying existing software to correct errors, or improve performance, and to document and maintainsoftware functionality.
  • Explain important and relevant scientific issues and trends to non-technical audiences (e.g., operational, leadership andmanagement personnel). Provides this information both verbally and in writing. Take the initiative in identifying theseissues and trends and prepares research proposals for management.
  • Assist with demonstrating and documenting new algorithms based on reliable physical / phenomenologicalcharacteristics in SAR and participate in algorithm performance valuation; analyzing new data, new scenes and data from new sensors, and provide expert analysis of SAR anomaliesand general scene understanding. The results of these data analyses may be in the form of Technical Reports.
  • Assist with demonstrating defining, computing and delivering metrics to assess the quality of existing and future SARimage data, the performance of sensor calibration methods, SAR image formation process and post-processing. Thesemay include airborne / space and future sensors; UHF/VHF, C-band, X and Ku Band ranges; and Polarimetric SAR(POLSAR) sensors. Examples may include TRACER, GOTCHA, VADER, LynxSAR, MB-SAR, TerraSAR-X,RadarSAT2 and CosmoSkyMed.
  • Assist with demonstrating evaluating image data, algorithms, and user interfaces; define and document SAR imageanalysis procedures to assist in solving mission problems.
  • Assist with demonstrating assessing and documenting the level and kinds of information that can be extracted fromSAR data with the help of additional non-literal processing on complex and phase history, and identify informationneeds not readily met through visual analysis.
  • Assist with documenting and evaluating SAR data to provide feedback on artifacts present in the data and their impacton visual analysis, and guidance with respect to algorithm need.
  • Assist with defining and delivering procedures for the effective extraction of information of interest from SAR data.These procedures may include the application of processing algorithms as well as analysis steps.
  • Assist with defining ideas and concepts developed through SAR image and data analysis, and deliver and documenttraining of new procedures and algorithms to support operational image analysis.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree within a core science area such as, but not limited to: Physics, Applied Physics, Photogrametry,Remote Sensing, Aerospace Engineering, Geophysics, Cartography, Computer Science, and Satellite Geodesy.
  • Computer programming skills in multiple languages.
  • Demonstrated specialized experience in the intelligence community focused on state of the art GEOINT research anddevelopmental activities.
  • Demonstrated specialized experience in at least one of the following areas: Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), ImageIntelligence (IMINT), Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), and deep-space projects.

Desired Requirements:

  • Demonstrated specialized experience in researching and developing geospatial solutions for photogrammetry andremote sensing.
  • Demonstrated specialized experience with NTM, commercial and airborne sources and exploitation capabilities.
  • Demonstrated specialized experience working with various Intelligence Community and demonstrated specializedexperience in the intelligence and defense communities working on state of the art research activities.
  • Advanced Degree(s) in a technical or scientific field.
  • Published author in peer review journal(s).
  • Demonstrated understanding of software engineering tools to write well designed, testable, efficient code.
  • Demonstrated specialized experience developing and modifying software solutions by studying information needs,conferring with users, studying system flows and work processes.
  • Demonstrated specialized experience working with other systems analysts and programmers to design system.
  • Demonstrated specialized Experience with, and knowledge of Microsoft Developer Studio, modular software, andobject-oriented design.
  • Demonstrated understanding of.NET development (VB, .NET, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript)
  • Demonstrated understanding of Relational Databases, SQL, and ORM technologies)
  • Demonstrated specialized experience with the geosciences (Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Geodesy, GIS) and GISsoftware; i.e. ArcGIS, MapInfo.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cloud computing platforms; i.e. AWS, and XML schema design.
  • Demonstrated specialized Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of NGA’s IT environment, i.e. Globe, DevOps, App Store, and C2S

Security Requirements: Active TS/SCI with CI Poly

KBR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.