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Sensor Engineer

White Sands, NM 88002
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Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.


  • Active TS/SCI Clearance with Polygraph
  • Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.
  • Experienced in EO Image Science (Phenomenology, Sensor technology, Image Processing)
  • Experience working with GEOINT EO imaging platforms
  • Understanding of 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, scales, metrics and image quality equations.
  • Applied knowledge of sensor imaging systems, products, and exploitation processes
  • Understanding of the systems engineering lifecycle to include independent testing and data verification
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn, solve problems and perform in a dynamic work environment

  • Degree in Image Science, Electrical Engineering, or Physics
  • Understanding of the GEOINT enterprise TCPED process
  • Experience working in a DoD or IC operational environment
  • Experience working on Product Initialization teams
  • Understanding of Machine Learning and Neural Network algorithms
  • Experience developing engineering code (e.g. C, Python, Matlab, IDL) to solve hard problems and create processes for repeatable results.


We are looking for a SENSOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER to join a skilled, highly respected and long-standing team supporting New Capabilities Integration efforts for emerging systems. The successful candidate will support product evaluations, quality studies, new product initializations, and/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. Familiarity with current GEOINT systems and products will be necessary to develop, assess, and execute test and verification methodologies. Activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Sensor modeling; decomposing product formation elements to quantify the overall quality of the image chain
  • Algorithm assessment to quantify the performance of a product given desire mission application
  • Performing baseline assessment of system performance to support sensor initialization
  • Operational monitoring of system performance over time
  • Responding to detected errors and artifacts by recommending possible causes and corrective actions


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-06-29 Expires: 2023-07-05

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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