R&D Scientist


National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency


Accepting applications

Open & closing dates: 03/22/2021 to 04/05/2021

Salary: $103,690 to $159,286 per year

Appointment type: Permanent – This is a permanent position.

Work schedule: Full-time – Full Time



Mailstop: S44-HDR

7500 GEOINT Drive

Springfield, VA 22150


Job Description:

R&D Scientists apply the scientific method in one or more disciplines (e.g., Photogrammetry, Geodesy, Computer Science, Mathematics, Image Science, Human Terrain Analysis) to advance Geospatial Science and enhance Agency tradecraft. They conduct and develop novel scientific research projects and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration to further scientific inquiry and application. R&D Scientist



For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement’s mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Missile, Scramjet, and Hypersonic System Modeling.

2. Demonstrated Knowledge and experience with algorithm development (such as Matlab or Python).

3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Missile Flight Data Analysis.

4. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Aeronautical or Aerospace engineering. 


A. Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Science, Computer Science, or a related discipline that includes 24 semester (36 quarter) hours in Mathematics, Science and/or a related Engineering Science such as Dynamics, Electronics, Mechanics, and Properties of Materials.

Such coursework includes, but is not limited to, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Programming, Data Mining, Cybersecurity, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, or Statistics.

Although not mandatory, coursework in differential and integral calculus is preferred. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework as listed in option A, plus experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work.

As a rule, every 30 semesters (45 quarter) hours of coursework is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals to 4 years.


In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1. Intelligence Community experience.

2. Collection Request and Coordination experience.

3. MS in Aeronautical, Astronautical, or Aerospace Engineering is desired.

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