Image Scientist

Job Location USA-VA-Fairfax
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/31/2018 2:10 PM)
Job ID
Required Clearance
TS/SCI with Polygraph
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Preferred Degree Types and Experience:

Candidates must show a sophisticated understanding of statistical analysis and complex intelligence policies and procedures, and must demonstrate the capacity to successfully support General Dynamics Mission Systems' intelligence operations.


Knowledge of Compass, Cadilion, Remove view, VII, ESS, NGDS, IDGS, MIDB, Google Earth, Airc Earth recommended.


Education Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Intelligence Studies or a related specialized area or field or the equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


Clearance Requirements:
Department of Defense TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance is REQUIRED at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Image Scientist.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.  The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to analyze information and intelligence relevant to threats facing the systems, infrastructure, and resources critical to the nation. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Image Scientist will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. 


Technical Expertise:

  • The Image Scientist works independently; demonstrate expert knowledge and mastery of telecommunications/SIGINT, including collection, analysis, imagery and technology trends.
  • Leads efforts to independently research/prepare full range of analytic products, examining the most complex and sophisticated aspects of telecommunications infrastructure/networks (country or target) to inform/impact operations planning, execution and sustainment
  • Products will demonstrate expert application of tools, analytic methodologies, and sources
  • Effectively articulates complex ideas and provides expert guidance in briefings to senior Customer leadership and Intelligence Community audiences
  • Develops/Leads teaches training programs, to include providing individual mentoring for analysts
  • Participates in advanced training and corporate activities to keep abreast of latest technical and substantive skills relevant to national intelligence programs
  • Work independently; demonstrate expert knowledge and ability to perform all-source research/analysis on the most complex sophisticated telecommunications/SIGINT in support of operations and/or technical collection requirements

Analytic Tradecraft:

  • Use multiple web based services to produce, review and dissemination intelligence products. In addition, use stand-alone data bases to produce precise products
  • Maintains/ populates/ refines applicable databases and tools
  • Performs Special-look NTM imagery
  • Performs or works with scientists for antenna and ground-photo mensuration
  • Generates duplication request services to access historical imagery
  • Use commercial and tactical imagery to supplement partner’s needs. Creates imagery-derived products, such as line-of-sight and mensuration reports
  • Performs Pan-sharpened commercial and proprietary imagery products, and Google Earth
  • Creates imagery-derived products, such as line-of-sight and mensuration reports
  • Leads organization as a subject matter expert in producing sophisticated written reports/briefings (country or target) that identify key relationships, potential threats, and exploitable vulnerabilities; formulate sophisticated risk assessments using specialized methodologies and recommend relational links. Demonstrate an expert ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and IC counterparts, use knowledge the Intelligence Community to augment/broaden network of customers, stakeholders and partners for oneself and other analysts; understand and teach others organizational/mission related business areas

Building Partnerships and Substantive Expertise:

  • Correlate between numerous data sets, overhead imagery and hand held photos to derive precise menstruation of objects which aids in mapping communication networks
  • Sets the standard in delivering the most comprehensive, thoughtful analysis—written or oral form—tailored for customer, reflecting expert Traffic Analysis tradecraft suited to operations environment and develop/incorporate/innovative methodologies/tools as needed
  • Identifies/contacts/meets Intelligence Community counterparts/stakeholders and assumes a leadership role in working groups, target analysis and/or information sharing
  • Leads development of/recommendations for technical analysis that satisfies customer intelligence needs
  • Provides/oversees updates for organization in summarizing customer needs/issues and recommends actions/options
  • Leads corporate activities and in fostering inclusive, positive work environment and provide mentoring as needed

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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