Location:Colorado Springs, CO, USAPay Rate:90k-150k based on experience/credentials
Pay Type:SalaryBenefits:Extensive Benefit Options Available
Employment Type:Full Time

Quantum Research International, Inc. (Quantum) provides our national defense and federal civilian and industry customers with services and products in the following main areas: 1) Cybersecurity and Information Operations; 2) Space Operations and Control; 3) Aviation Systems; 4) Ground, Air and Missile Defense, and Fires Support Systems; 5) Intelligence Programs Support; 6) Experimentation and Test; 7) Program Management; and (8) Audio/Visual Technology Applications. Quantum's Corporate Office is located in Huntsville, AL, but Quantum actively hires for positions nationwide and internationally. We pride ourselves on providing high quality support to the U.S. Government and our Nation's Warfighters. In addition to our corporate office, we have physical locations in Aberdeen, MD; Colorado Springs, CO; Shalimar, FL; and Tupelo, MS


Quantum Research is seeking an Image Scientist for our Colorado Springs operations. Ideal candidate will support product evaluations, quality studies, new product initializations, or product algorithm assessments. Candidate should have a working understanding and practical application of modeling components of the image path to include sensor, detector, atmospheric, and material properties. Imaging systems could include electrical-optical, radar, LIDAR, hyperspectral and/or multispectral on board space or airborne platforms. Simulation and modeling experience and ability to develop algorithm description documentation for software development is needed. Familiarity with current GEOINT systems, products and development, as well as the exploitation software packages will be necessary to refine capabilities. The ideal candidate will work with other GEOINT Analysts and Subject Matter Experts and Image Scientists to complete tasks as prioritized by government customers. A history of delivering results is critical to success.


The specific sub-tasks and activities to be performed include, but are not limited to:

  • Review the current GEOINT Production workflow and identify processes to improve efficiency as well as qualitative analysis.
  • Review customer requirements to identify existing and emerging capabilities that can be applied to answer difficult customer information requirements.
  • Algorithm assessment to quantify the performance of a product given desired mission application
  • Conduct or coordinate training for the production workforce on existing and emerging capabilities not currently employed in the organization
  • Operational monitoring of system performance over time
  • Responding to detected errors and artifacts by recommending possible causes and corrective actions


  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry and typically 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD,Master+3 years' related work experience). Military experience a plus!
  • Experience working with SAR and EO imaging platforms
  • Experience creating GEOINT Reports and thorough understanding of the GEOINT Production Workflow
  • Image processing and Digital Signal processing experience
  • Image chain analysis to include sensor modeling, signal quality and noise, optics, detector calibration, and image processing of pixel data.
  • Understanding and application of image quality standards (e.g. NIIRS), scales, metrics and image quality equations.
  • Significant applied knowledge of sensor imaging systems, products, and exploitation processes
  • Strong understanding of the systems engineering lifecycle to include independent testing and data verification
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with emphasis on briefing to obtain decisions and solve technical issues and test plans/reports writing
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a GEOINT team
  • Good communication and team work is necessary.
  • Willingness to learn, solve problems and perform in a dynamic work environment
  • Track record of delivering results
  • An active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance the ability to maintain this level of clearance during their employment

Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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