SGT, Inc. Satellite Systems Calibration Engineer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
DESCRIPTION Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT) is looking for an Engineer/Scientist for a position in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. SGT, headquartered in Greenbelt Maryland, is the primary Technical Services and Support Contractor (TSSC) to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for performing work at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center (Sioux Falls, SD). The multidisciplinary staff, in partnership with NASA, uses their unique expertise in remote sensing-based science and technologies to carry out research, data acquisition, information access and management and archive preservation to provide satellite ground imagery data to users and science organizations around the world. This effort represents the world's longest continuously-acquired collection of space-based moderate-resolution land remote sensing data with over four decades of imagery. Job Description: The Calibration Engineer is a specialized position within the TSSC who as a part of a small team of analysts provides characterization, calibration, and validation expertise for the Landsat satellite systems as well as other remote sensing systems. The Landsat series of satellites includes the decommissioned Landsats 1-5, currently active Landsats 7 and 8, and the in-development Landsat 9. Areas of sensor characterization and radiometric calibration and validation, which the successful candidate may be involved, include detector response characterization, artifact correction, noise removal, radiative transfer modeling, cross-calibration with other sensors (spaceborne, airborne, and terrestrial), radiance and reflectance product validation, etc. Education: Bachelor of Science degree (Master s degree desired) in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Remote Sensing, or other Satellite Systems field of study. Experience: Minimum of 2 years related experience or equivalent education experience in radiometry of remote sensing systems Responsibilities: * Ensure that Landsat data are continually monitored, measured, and calibrated. * Develop and refine methods for the characterization and improvement of data in the EROS archives. * Provide quality assurance for Analysis Ready Data. * Characterize the strengths and weaknesses of various space-borne and airborne sensors. * Analyze quality of remotely sensed data. * Report on the quality/status of Landsat and other data as required, including at regular meetings with Landsat Project Management as well as peer-reviewed publication. * Communicate with outside agencies, universities, and companies, including international entities. Required Skills: This position will be posted to the career opportunities listing on the SGT website (Http://www.sgt-inc.com). This position may be filled by a SGT teammate on the TSSC Contract. Please apply on line. SGT is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/m/f/disabled/veteran. The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of the SGT is to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. SGT hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. SGT believes that employees should be provided with a working environment which enables them to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. We expect and require the cooperation of all employees in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere.Employer's Job# oBpM7fwDPlease visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.