Riverside Research

Junior Remote Sensing Data Analyst

Sep 07, 2023

Fairborn, Ohio

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.

Job Number: 1427

Riverside Research’s Sensors and Systems Directorate is seeking a college student for a part-time Junior Remote Sensing Data Analyst opportunity at Fairborn, OH in our Commercial Innovation Center. Responsibilities include researching and analyzing data from commercial remote sensing providers to understand and document capabilities of this growing field. This might include evaluations of data and products from EO, Spectral, SAR, and commercial RF data providers. Candidate will support research, engagement, and generation of reports on commercial vendor data sets and will perform investigations of relevant analytic workflows based on phenomenology. Candidate will be paired with a Senior Data SME for guidance and tasking.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. citizenship. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply analytical support to remote sensing data and identify new or advanced techniques for exploitation of targets and features
  • Investigate sensor and target phenomenology and coordinate with Senior SME to recommend and design test collections to demonstrate workflows and analysis using commercial remote sensing data
  • Support development of estimated target characteristics and observables using known models
  • Research commercial and academia publications for applicability to relevant problem set
  • Execute processes and tools to monitor, analyze and model performance and accuracy of remote sensing data 
  • Examine the efficacy and precision of new remote sensing sources and data collection procedures 
  • Create compelling visualizations to communicate data insights 
  • Coordinate with team leads to engage with external agencies and research partners on emerging methods and technologies for the application of remote sensing exploitation methods and algorithms
  • Document and present research results and the status of ongoing or emerging projects
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Ability to achieve Top Secret clearance with SCI adjudication
  • Working towards a Bachelor’s or certification in physics, mathematics, engineering, physical science, computer science, or relevant GIS field
  • Experience with GIS tools and applications
  • Experience in one of the following: remote sensing research, processing, or exploitation approaches, testing and analysis, and collection operations
  • Propensity to dig into problems in the pursuit of determining root-cause
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, responsible team player able to work as part of a team with SME leads; effective/efficient written/verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Skilled at solving loosely defined problems with the capacity to evaluate challenging issues and develop workable answers 
  • Experience in at least one major programming language (i.e. Java, Python, C#/C++, JavaScript)  
  • Intelligence analysis or production experience
  • Experience working with cloud environments like AWS and/or Azure

Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

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

Riverside Research does not mandate COVID vaccination as a condition of employment. However, proof of vaccination or negative test may be required to enter certain government facilities and sites. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site-specific requirements. To protect the health and safety of its employees, their families, and to comply with customer requirements, the company requires all employees to disclose vaccination status (upon hire). 

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

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

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