H2M Group Expert SAR Imagery Scientist in Quantico, Virginia

H2M Group is seeking an Expert level SAR Imagery Scientist to join our team in Quantico, VA.

The Contractor shall provide imagery science services in support of GEOINT analysis and advanced phenomenologies. Knowledge of imaging systems, phenomenology, methodologies, and processing techniques shall be employed on behalf of GEOINT analysts and community customers while providing operational support. Individual image scientists shall be a specialist in one of five distinct areas depending on mission requirements. Services shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilize expert knowledge of imaging systems, phenomenology, and processing techniques

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) – Imaging radar advanced scientific and quantitative analysis techniques utilizing advanced image and signal processing methods. Imaging radar physics, phenomenology, and phase history processing

  • Primary products will include presenting processed images and scientific analysis to GEOINT analysts and managers in support of Analysis production and providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) services in various forums

  • Interaction directly with analyst customers as support requirements arise, and devise an optimal approach to processing and scientifically analyzing spectral imagery in a timely manner given the available tools and techniques

  • Presentation of processed images and scientific analysis to imagery analysts and managers. Analysts who use advanced imagery data are usually not familiar with it, and the resulting analysis must be presented and explained in a manner the customer can understand. The Contractor shall provide results to the customer with the requested form and content, including project related briefings as required

  • Ad-hoc informational briefings and training for the purpose of educating analysts and managers as to the capabilities of imagery data processing and its benefit, to include presentations to the Commonwealth countries

  • Support and participation in community forums on an ad-hoc basis. This will sometimes require presentation of technical information or case studies resulting from operational support, to include presentations to the Commonwealth countries

  • Providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to the Community and other NGA components and Contractors. Activities may include attending Technical Exchange Meetings (TEM), user testing and evaluation of new capabilities under development, and advising various NGA directorates (e.g., participation as a user on SCRUM team in AGILE sprints)

  • Investigating new scientific analysis techniques and methods if requirements cannot be met in a timely manner with available tools and methods. This could include monitoring the community and industry for new technologies that can be inserted for operational use, or the near-term formulation of algorithms and applications

  • Provide informal/ad-hoc imagery products, briefings, and short reports as a result of operational image science support projects

  • Formal written reports of selected products may be required which must conform to reporting standards

  • Understanding of deductive reasoning and implementation of the scientific method as it applies to GEOINT analysis is also required

  • Explain assumptions, analytical techniques, and statistical results effectively in writing and orally to convey intelligence problems being resolved

  • Provide technical analytical expertise necessary to assist The Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) Geospatial Intelligence Division (GID) in support of functional management and oversight for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) National Geospatial-Intelligence Program – funded FSG analysis and production program

  • Engage with staff and the customer's key components to conduct program advocacy, recommendations of operational GEOINT architectures, and FSG guidance to analysts, operators, and managers on processes, techniques, and procedures

  • Support the development of program strategies, issues papers, briefings, and senior-level correspondence for the customer and HQ USMC leadership necessary to sustain and expand FSG analysis and production capabilities to meet current and future Marine Corps operations

  • Provide technical assistance to GID in establishing relationships with National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) functional managers to promote service-specific GEOINT requirements and resolve shortfall impacts to GEOINT operations

  • Attend NSG technical and analytical meetings to promote the use of GEOINT in support of Marine Corps expeditionary and foster partnerships with NSG members and partners.

  • Assist with documentation of the current technology infrastructure necessary to execute Full Spectrum GEOINT (FSG) tasking, processing, exploitation, and dissemination (analyst’s SW baseline)

  • Provide subject matter expertise and recommendations on the necessary software/hardware solutions that enable MCIA/GID to support FSG analysis and production operations

  • Assess the implications of integrating new GEOINT sources for various providers to include, but not limited to National Technical Means, foreign, commercial, and airborne programs into the GID enterprise

  • Provide mentoring and associated informal reference information to improve the competency of military and civilian analysts in applying advanced remote sensing techniques, and conduct quick-reaction training packages for Marines preparing for deployed operations

  • Support the development of collection strategies for standing, ad hoc, and emerging FSG capabilities; the investigation of and reporting on collection parameters and any associated constraints associated with littoral mission requirements; and the development of collections staff on existing collection strategies and collection strategy development and implementation.

  • Develop a production posture for FSG analysis and production to portray allocation of analytical resources against requirements given a specified period of performance as well as forecast surge support to contingency operations

  • Support the development and dissemination of FSG products to satisfy Marine Corps and customer requirements including the fusion of FSG products with data, information, and products from other Intelligence disciplines (e.g., HUMINT, SIGINT, OSINT, MASINT). To maximize effective support for these activities, the contractor will be familiar with and knowledgeable of a variety of geospatial exploitation software suites and be able to use data and products from a variety of sensors and collection platforms

  • Support production management; assist in the correlation of RFI requirements, collection requirements, and exploitation work lists into GID production logs with the Geospatial Intelligence Enterprise TPED System

  • Develop and standardize innovative and adaptive full spectrum GEOINT products and services tailored for rapid employment at all echelons based operational feedback from Marines returning from forward deployments

  • Develop a systemic study of Full Spectrum GEOINT products and services to identify how best to apply them in support of Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Distributed Operations

  • Provide research and guidance on sensor application to specific geospatial problem sets, sensor-specific processing techniques, and related training / education

  • Assist the GID staff in analyzing and conducting statistical analyses on image datasets. Assist in identifying and using alternate data sources in order to satisfy specific mission needs

  • Provide guidance in identifying and evaluating emerging technologies in support of the geospatial mission to specifically include the emerging FSG capability


  • 20+ years’ experience with SAR

  • Ability to support the development of collection strategies for standing, ad hoc and emerging capabilities for littoral analysis

  • Expertise in image science to include systems architecture and software interoperability


NGA certified instructor

Requisition ID: 430