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Job #: R-00030960
Location: Tucson, AZ
Category: Geographic Information Systems
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos has a current position for a Geospatial Subject Matter Expert who will provide GEOINT technical support to the customer through the analysis and maintenance of geospatial data and databases. The person in this position will be responsible for performing a full range of imagery/geospatial analysis functions to assist in the development and insertion of the Automated Target Recognition (ATR) technology into the Intelligence Community.  The selected candidate will utilize the target development tools to build new target models through the process of imagery selection and rigorous registration.  Selected candidate will conduct imagery analysis to determine type, function, and location of order-of-battle on images processed through imagery toolboxes and algorithms in order to evaluate the accuracy of results returned by the ATR software.  He/She will be required to modify site context models and to update order-of-battle changes, ultimately enhancing ATR performance accuracy.  Individual will also perform Quality Control on new and updated target models and context models before data can be inserted into operations.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Field Site Representatives (FSRs) and analysts at remote locations on the selection of target candidates requiring registration or target maintenance.
  • Facilitate FSRs and analysts to assist with the integration of software into imagery intelligence operations and to establish/change "alert criteria" reporting thresholds for each target. 
  • Produce reports to identify ATR accuracy statistics, as well as registration status, of new targets and current targets being modified.
  • Provide maintenance of the target and object development database for monthly status reports to be delivered to the Government Program Office. 
  • Selected candidate will also participate in activities to troubleshoot hardware/software problems and improve software performance.
  • Work with other target development staff and intelligence analysts to understand new missions and determine appropriate algorithms to assign for image-based alerting.
  • The ideal candidate would be a self-starter, resourceful and reliable, work as a team member or independently, be able to bring new perspectives and ideas to the company, and proactively complete assigned activities on time.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must currently possess an Active Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Minimum of eight years of Imagery Analysis experience required, to include: formal Imagery/Geospatial Analysis or Targeting training, First or Second Phase Exploitation Reporting, operational knowledge of the Intelligence Cycle, experience performing image registration through various ELT software applications, experience researching various Intelligence databases.
  • Understanding and familiarity with National Geospatial Intelligence (NGA) and COCOM intelligence missions
  • Exploitation experience using various national, commercial, and/or airborne sensors
  • Experience using GIS databases as a correlation source (georegistration) to provide absolute position fixes
  • UNIX/Linux experience
  • Experience with image processing, image science, remote sensing
  • BS in Geography or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or comparable training and 4 years of experience in a related position in lieu of degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with 3DS Max and PhotoShop
  • Experience building synthetic objects

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI



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Geographic Information Systems


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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