OPIR Data Scientist at Riverside Research | Powderkeg

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. With revenues of $125M+, and a staff of more than 630, Riverside Research provides high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems. Riverside Research also supports advanced technical education and collaborates widely with university researchers.

The company was formed from a respected research laboratory at Columbia University and has a current focus on technical areas including Radar systems, Optics and Photonics, Electromagnetics, Plasma physics, Geoint, Masint, Systems Engineering, and Modeling & Simulation.

Riverside Research’s open innovation R&D model encourages both internal and external collaboration to accelerate innovation, advance science, and expand market opportunities. In 2015, Riverside Research expanded its facility in Dayton, OH, adding a 30,000 square-foot Open Innovation Center (OIC). The OIC is a collaborative R&D environment that fosters creativity, synergy, and ultimately delivers innovative solutions to current and anticipated challenges. The OIC sets the standard for collaborative innovation and is dedicated to promoting research across the company. Riverside Research has additional research facilities in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Centreville, VA; and Champaign, IL.

Job Number: 817

Riverside Research’s Intelligence and Defense Solutions Directorate is seeking an OPIR Data Scientist for an opportunity at Wright-Patterson AFB. Responsibilities include analyzing and reverse engineering sensor data streams, sensor processing applications, and their derivative products to ensure optimal processing solutions are implemented as well as maintaining product accuracy.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. citizenship.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject matter expertise to remote sensing data dissemination chains and the application of new techniques or streamlining approaches for moving data
  • Investigate processing challenges and aid in the design of an improved processing solution
  • Coordinate with external agencies and research partners on emerging methods and technologies for the application of remote sensing data
  • Perform data collection, configuration, performance, and distribution evaluations for remote sensing data
  • Document and present research results and the status of ongoing or emerging projects
  • Communicate advanced concepts to senior leadership in support of communication and program advocacy
  • Author proposals for the application of research areas to address community challenges
  • Review and access technical deliveries from contract teams
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • 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 one of the following: processing or dissemination chain approaches, application development, programming
  • 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:

  • Project Management experience
  • Intelligence production experience
  • Optical sensor design or sensor characterization techniques

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.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    OPIR Data Scientist
  • Company
    Riverside Research
  • Location
    Lexington, MA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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