Job Description—Principal Photogrammetric Image Scientist
Maxar is looking for a highly experienced and versatile photogrammetric scientist who can work either remotely or from our office in Westminster, CO. We are building tools to improve the accuracy of novel satellite image and 3D products and we need an analytical photogrammetrist who is skilled in geometric sensor model development, assessing and predicting the accuracy of images and Digital Surface Models, and working to get new products and workflows approved for use by the DoD.
Life with UsYour Project: As part of the Accuracy team, your initial activities will include the following:
Identify, model, and mitigate some primary sources of error in our image metadata.
Understand how these error sources affect the accuracy of target coordinate mensuration.
Perform internal test and evaluation of our coordinate mensuration products and workflows, and work to obtain validation of these products and workflows from the U.S. government.
Collaborate with other Maxar scientists on ways to improve the accuracy of our sensor models.
A deep understanding of satellite sensor models with error propagation and adjustable parameters will be required for this project.
We have many exciting opportunities in this group as we transition accuracy-centric R&D algorithms into enterprise operations.
Your Career: Our group has many resources to support learning and development. You will work with your supervisor to set goals and design a development plan to advance your career.
What We Offer: Time for dedicated professional development, conference attendance, corporate partner and industry training, peer group collaboration, hackathons, paid certifications, education reimbursement, student loan repayment supplement, flexible time-off, 401(k), group health and life insurance.
What you'll do day-to-day (with your colleagues): You will collaborate with photogrammetrists and other engineers in the Accuracy team as we build capabilities that improve the accuracy of our image products and other information products derived from our imagery. You will advise the team on emerging standards, trends, and new technologies that can be incorporated in our accuracy improvement software.
Minimum Requirements For This PositionU.S. Citizen
PhD in Geomatics Engineering, Photogrammetry, or similar discipline
Rigorous sensor model development experience
Experience with least squares estimation, bundle adjustment, and error propagation
At least 5 years of experience in test and evaluation of imaging sensors and/or target coordinate mensuration
Working knowledge of accuracy prediction techniques
Familiarity with International Terrestrial Reference Frames and epochs, and the ability to transform coordinates between these and other commonly used reference frames
Excellent written and oral communication skills
TS/SCI or the ability to obtain such clearance
Experience with the following is desirable:GIS (ArcGIS or QGIS)
Programming experience in Python, C++, MATLAB
Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.