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Geophysicist

Geophysicist

ID 
2017-1750
# of Openings 
2
Job Location 
US-VA-Charlottesville
Posted Date 
7/17/2017

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Overview

General Summary

 

Radiant Solutions is looking for an Intelligence professional experienced supporting Science and Technology working with geophysical (seismic, infrasonic, acoustic, electro-magnetic, gravitimetric) Measurements and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT) in Charlottesville, VA.  The ideal candidate will utilize their past experience and relationships to help perform target deconstruction and develop technical collection efforts.  We are looking for someone to be a pivotal member of a dynamic team that enables our clients to create technologically savvy collection concepts that defend against threats in a global environment.

 

We are open to full or part-time employment for this opportunity.

 

The Company:

 

Maxar Technologies Ltd. (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in 21 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information visit www.maxar.com.

 

Radiant Solutions provides multi-source data collection, enrichment, and analytic capabilities that reveal unique geospatial information and insights where and when it matters most. Our purpose is to help national security and commercial organizations understand and navigate our changing planet. No company has such strong roots in geospatial with our level of scale and a strong commercial mindset. MDA Information Systems, RadiantBlue, DigitalGlobe Intelligence Solutions, and HumanGeo are well known for delivering innovative capabilities across the entire geospatial intelligence value chain. Our combined team of over 1,000 aerospace engineers, geospatial analysts, weather and ocean experts, software developers, data scientists, and DevOps engineers apply disruptive technology and our unique intellectual property to both national security and commercial problems. Radiant Solutions is divided into three mission areas: Sensor and Ground Modernization, Data to Insight and Agile Intelligence.  

 

 

Radiant Solutions offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account and tuition assistance. Radiant Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

To be qualified, you must be a US Citizen and have an active TS/SCI with CI Poly security clearance.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Act as an interface between mission partners
  • Represent the customer at inter-agency working groups
  • Utilize state-of-the-art tools and technologies to tackle hard problems
  • Identify critical intelligence gaps facing collection operations
  • Identify and assess capabilities, vulnerabilities, and technology trends that enable new collection operations to answer critical intelligence questions
  • Work with analysts and collectors to develop collection initiatives and strategies to solve information shortfalls
  • Research and create current and longer term studies to steer intelligence operations and exploit key data
  • Brief clients on study results
  • Work within interdisciplinary teams to brainstorm creative technical solutions
  • Discover and communicate meaningful patterns from geophysical MASINT data sets
  • Provide controls for technical rigor and quality of output
  • Provide subject matter guidance and expertise to managers and technical staff
  • Apply geophysical and geospatial sensor data in support of customer challenges
  • Work closely with other subject matter experts, analysts, engineers, and physicists to formulate requirements and develop models
  • Work with others in the organization to suggest and develop enhancements to current modeling technologies and approaches

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Active TOP SECRET Security Clearance w/ CI Poly
  • Eligibility for SCI access
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geophysics, Physics, Earth Sciences, or similar and 3+ years of experience performing geophysical MASINT signature analysis and exploitation or 6+ years of experience performing geophysical MASINT signature analysis and exploitation
  • 6+ years of IC experience
  • Experience planning, installing, monitoring and maintaining sensor networks
  • Strong analytic research and investigative skills
  • Ability to work independently, within a team or leading a team
  • Strong personal initiative to take on challenges and hard problems with little or no direction
  • Ability to communicate complex information in technical reports, presentations, and customer consultations

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in an engineering discipline, computer science, physics, mathematics/statistics, chemistry, biology, or material science
  • The ability to work with multiple M&S tools to include Stella®, MATLAB® and Simulink®
  • The ability to conduct network/nodal analysis
  • ArcGIS experience
  • Knowledge in computer programming languages, such as C++, Python, other
  • Military targeting experience