GEOINT Data Scientist

at Riverside Research
Published May 9, 2023
Location Dayton, United States of America
Category Data Science  
Job Type Full-time  


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: 1223

Riverside Research’s Intelligence and Defense Solutions Directorate is seeking an GEOINT Data Scientist for an opportunity at Wright-Patterson AFB supporting the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Responsibilities include analyzing and reverse engineering GEOINT data collects, sensor processing applications, as well as their derivative products.  This position will also support the assessment of new analytical tools as the necessary standards to facilitate compatibility and greater efficiencies across the tool sets utilized by imagery/geospatial analysts.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. citizenship.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with minimal guidance and be fully capable of meeting most analytic methodology services without direction
  • Provide GEOINT remote sensing data analytical techniques and assess the application of new techniques to current workflows
  • Perform data collection, performance, technical analysis and techncial evaluations of GEOINT data and experimental processing algorithms
  • Investigate processing challenges and aid in the design of improved processing solutions for GEOINT analysts
  • Document and present refined GEOINT tradecraft in the analysis of unique datasets
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise to project team members and the analytical cadre
  • Interact with analysts, mission partners and others on analytical functionality and exploitation and related support tools
  • Provide database consultation, graphical data visualizations, and recommendations for quantitative data selection, intelligence collection & integration
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Top Secret clearance with SCI adjudication
  • Master’s in physics, mathematics, engineering, physical science, computer science or equivalent experience;
  • 5+ years’ experience in technical GEOINT processing and analysis
  • Experience with experimental frameworks to collect and analyze data
  • Experience creating reports, Data Visual Aides, and project presentations
  • Experience working in a high op’s tempo environment
  • Propensity to dig into problems in the pursuit of determining root-cause
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, responsible team player able to work independently with minimal daily direction; effective/efficient written/verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience coordinating with DOD and IC
  • Experience in the development of automation strategies for data collection
  • Intelligence production experience


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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