The AM Agency
Geospatial Algorithm Developer

Geospatial Algorithm Developer

Location: On-Site in Pasadena, CA (JPL)

Clearance: Must have an Active TS/SCI

Looking for a Geospatial Algorithm Developer with an active TS/SCI to work on a Customer project at Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena, CA

The successful candidate will work as part of a larger team and will have significant interaction with internal analysts, developers, system engineers as well as external partners and the sponsor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work as part of a larger team developing, reviewing, testing and maintaining geospatial image processing algorithms, focusing on photogrammetric/geomatics applications using data form multiple sensors and platforms.
  • Work within the team to provide algorithm specification, design, and implementation for multi-mission operational image processing data system and mapping of imagery obtained during remote-sensing operations.
  • Work as part of the team that is responsible for the advanced integration and automation of processes associated with the extraction of information from the sensor data, its compilation into 3D spatial databases, and subsequent exploration, management and archiving.
  • Help assure the state-of-the-art capabilities in detection, identification, correlation and extraction of data in support of remote sensing mapping.

Education / Work Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Geomatics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics of related technical discipline with a minimum of 5 years of related experience; or a Master’s degree with 3 years of related experience; or a PhD with 1 year of related experience.


Mandatory Skills

  • Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following fields:
    • digital photogrammetry,
    • image understandings
    • stereo vision,
    • optimization algorithms
  • Broad knowledge in one or more of the following related fields:
    • numerical analysis,
    • data analysis,
    • mathematical modeling
  • Experience in programming in Python and C/C++ in Linux environment
  • Understanding and application of standard software engineering principles, especially with respect to unit and regression testing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in a team environment

Optional Skills

  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience using Git, a revision control system
  • Exposure to Agile software development
  • Familiarity with Anaconda and conda environments
  • Experience working with a team to turn prototype algorithms into delivered software products
  • Experience managing software build processes with CMake in Linux environment
  • Understanding of concepts of large-volume data processing

Please note that this is initially based on a one year contract. Depending on multiple factors; including funding and employee performance there is the possibility for extension of the task or a new task for selected candidates.

Job Category: Engineering Programming
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Pasadena CA

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