Spectral Imagery Scientist

Posted Date 2 months ago(10/13/2023 2:05 PM)
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At NV5 Geospatial, We are a collaboration of intelligent, innovative thinkers who care for each other, our communities, and the environment.  We value both heart and head, the diversity of our people, and their experiences because that is how we continue to grow as a leader in our industry and expand our individual and collective potential.


Role:  Spectral Imagery Scientist


NV5 Geospatial is seeking highly qualified and motivated Spectral Imagery Scientist to support GEOINT spectral production and the continued advancement of non-literal spectral analytical processes and techniques utilizing passive sensor data at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in Dayton, Ohio.


Work Environment:

  • Location: Onsite - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in Dayton, Ohio
  • Travel < 20% of the time
  • Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility


This individual will support advanced remote sensing exploitation functions through detailed technical data analysis and through the development and improvement of techniques and procedures for the Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) of remotely sensed data, including evaluation of data from new sensors. This individual will work collaboratively with other scientists, engineers, and analysts on complex issues.


  • Utilize advanced GEOINT tools to analyze and exploit remotely sensed data to produce and disseminate GEOINT intelligence products
  • Perform non-literal exploitation of Passive sensor data (Multispectral, Hyperspectral or Thermal Infrared sensor data)
  • Combine exploitation results with contextual findings discovered through research and other electo-optical (E/O) literal data analysis to bring meaningful interpretation to non-literal results
    Perform algorithm development (light scripting/automation) for complex data exploitation processes as needed (preferred)
  • Perform quality assurance and control review for own and team-members’ products prior to dissemination
  • Analyze and develop processes to support the exploitation of unique, anomalous, and difficult datasets utilizing engineering principles and a physics-based analytical approach
  • Complete all mandatory security requirement/network, and sensor discipline training, as required


  • Bachelors Degree in Chemistry preferred; STEM-related degree required
  • Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong technical writing and briefing skills (experienced with MS Office – Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Experience with ENVI, SOCET GXP, RemoteView, ArcGIS, and/or similar software tools
  • Ability to code/script, such as in Python, MATLAB, R, and/or IDL
  • Experience in processing and analyzing remote sensing data from active or passive sensors, especially spectral, and/or thermal (IR) data

Please note that some of our positions may require the ability to obtain security clearances that may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.




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