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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
We are searching for an experienced engineer, scientist, or software developer to join our Image Science and Computer Vision Department at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University. You will aid our research efforts in a unique problem area that has applications in defense, law enforcement, security, disaster relief, human geography, disaster preparedness, and first response. Our highly collaborative team is comprised of adaptable, curious, creative, lateral thinkers who are in both traditional and non-traditional backgrounds and multidisciplinary points-of-view. We offer opportunities to explore and experience multiple roles, including technical leadership roles as well as subject-matter expert/individual contributor roles and are looking for someone who is interested in pursuing higher degrees in their field of study.
Collaborate with geospatial imagery analysts to understand and automate workflows and improve human processes to advance the discovery and modeling of associations, trends, patterns and system dynamics
Create processes and algorithms to transform traditional GEOINT imagery and open source data into spatio-temporal information describing places, events, and activities
Model the physics of remote sensing systems to associate real world objects to known signatures and doctrines
Identify opportunities to develop the ability to discover and capture information from geospatial imagery to better represent the most advanced understanding of world events, systems, and discrete entities
Apply the scientific method across multiple disciplines to advance Image Science and Computer Vision and develop automated analytics through systematic experimentation
Conduct and/or manage experiment-driven applied research and development
Conduct and/or manage analysis and scientific research projects and develop geospatial algorithms while collaborating among diverse domains to further scientific understanding and analytic tools
Identify growth capabilities, collaborate with or provide technical guidance and oversight, contribute to large research efforts and report results, maintain relationships with sponsors, and identify new and evolving technology and techniques
Offer technical and professional mentorship regarding efficient experiment-driven applied research investigations on diverse multi-disciplinary teams
Engage in research efforts ranging from proof-of-concept through integrated production systems
This position can be filled as a Level 3 or Level 4, depending on your education and experience. Typical requirements include a Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering or Science discipline, Master's Degree preferred; 5+ years related experience for a Level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level positions.
Required skills/experience areas include:
Relevant experience in a field directly applicable or highly related to Image Science, Remote Sensing, Engineering, Computer Sciences, or Geospatial Sciences
The design of image algorithms, performing analysis, and designing or applying meaningful metrics to measure results
Past success participating in or leading specific research projects
Computer programming in one or more of the following: Python; R; Java; C++; and/or Matlab
Preferred skills/experience areas include:
Git, GUI development, open source scientific computation, computer vision, physics modeling, or machine learning tools
DoD/IC Analysis or Operational environments, performing DoD/IC research and development
An active government security clearance
Your working location can be a hybrid of on-site/work from home, located in State College, PA.
ARL at Penn State is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a University center of excellence in defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in naval missions and related areas.
You will be subject to a government security investigation, and you must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.
ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on ARL, visit our web site at www.arl.psu.edu.
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