Junior Assessment Engineer
Dayton, OH 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description

Applied Research Solutions is seeking a full-time Junior Assessment Engineer located at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. The Junior Assessment Engineer's primary function will be to support the development and deployment of state-of-the-art sensor exploitation solutions for the defense and intelligence community by curating data sets, designing and executing experiments, and assessing sensor exploitation algorithm performance in various operating conditions while supporting MEAMS.

Why Work with us?

Applied Research Solutions (ARS) is respected as a world-class provider of technically integrated solutions as we deliver premier talent and technology across our focused markets for unparalleled, continuous mission support. Awarded a Best Places to Work nominee since 2020, ARS recognizes that without our career- driven, loyal professionals, we would not be able to deliver state-of-the-art results for our mission partners. We firmly believe that prioritizing our employees is of the upmost importance. We provide a culture where our employees are challenged to meet their career goals and aspirations, while still obtaining a work/life balance. ARS employees are motivated through our industry competitive benefits package, our awards and recognition program, and personalized attention from ARS Senior Managers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Determine data requirements (for WAMI, SAR, EO/IR, FMV or possibly other sensor modalities) to meet sensor exploitation algorithm training and performance assessment needs
  • Help plan data collections to meet data requirements, help with the data collections, and help inventory and maintain data collection equipment
  • Identify and download correlated commercial and other imagery (or other data) to meet data requirements
  • Review, organize, document, characterize (operating condition difficulty), and truth (annotate) WAMI, SAR, EO/IR, FMV data (or possibly data from other sensor modalities)
  • Help design and setup data characterization and truthing processes for WAMI, SAR, EO/IR, FMV data (and possibly other modalities); help train and monitor truthers; help review, validate, and/or correct data truth
  • Help design sensor exploitation algorithm performance experiments (include data train/test partitioning, experiment operating condition bins, and performance metrics)
  • Create (or adapt existing) software tools to extract, process, or organize sensor data or associated metadata or sensor exploitation algorithm output data, or to execute experiments, score experiments (calculate metrics), and facilitate analysis
  • Review, investigate, analyze, characterize and document scored experiment results
  • Help prepare documents/reports (plans, descriptions, instructions, project status, experiment results, etc.), prepare and deliver presentations or demonstrations to communicate with managers, customers, algorithm developers and other project stakeholders; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/ Technical Experience Requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Minimum 1-5 years of experience in Engineering or related technical discipline
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or related field
  • Must be able to obtain/retain a SECRET Security Clearance and upgrade to TS/SCI
  • Must possess strong Math, analytical, and troubleshooting/debugging skills
  • Experience with Linux Operating Systems and shell scripting for automating/batching tasks is desired
  • Experience with Python highly desired and preferred
  • Experience with and knowledgeable of other programming languages (Java, C, C++, Perl, etc.) is acceptable
  • Experience with MySQL/PostgreSQL databases and querying language is desired
  • Experience with Sensor Exploitation algorithms, sensor phenomenology, Computer Vision, or Machine Learning processes, testing and evaluation, and data analysis is desired
  • Familiarity with Systems Engineering development process, experience in developing and testing sensor processing systems
  • Familiarity with various sensor modalities (SAR, EO/IR, WAMI, FMV, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and customer interaction skills
  • Ability to develop a highly effective working relationship with the customer and teammates
  • Ability to integrate with other organizations/teams.

All positions at Applied Research Solutions are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Applied Research Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 to 5 years
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