Image Processing Engineer

Spaceflight Industries   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 61 days ago

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Image Processing Engineer

Imaging – Seattle, Washington

About Us:

Blacksky a division of Spaceflight Industries, is a geospatial intelligence solutions provider that enables organizations totask, collect, and transform data from earth observation, global sensor networks, mobile devices, and social media to deliveron-demand insights about places, events, and assets that are critical to their operations. Blacksky provides satellite collection, data, and cloud based -processing and analytic solutions to organizations that are capitalizing on the exponential growth of a wide range of sensor and collection platforms for delivering the next generation of geointelligence and location intelligence solutions. BlackSky has extensive expertise and capabilities in commercial remote sensing, multi-source analytics, cloud computing, open source software development, Amazon Web Services, and big data geospatial analytics.

BlackSky is operating and deploying a constellation of high resolution imaging spacecraft to image the planet in near realtime. Our business is rapidly expanding and we require experienced, creative, energetic leaders to drive mission execution and success. We require exceptional individuals who desire to work in a fast paced, highly technical environment. Candidates must be self-motivated and demonstrate personal commitment and dedication to leading othersto successful project completion.


  • Develop the algorithms and tools to process raw pixel values into imagery products.
  • Build the infrastructure to process thousands of images per day.
  • Maintain those algorithms and tools throughout their operational life cycle, particularly in commercial operations.
  • Collaborate across the organization to improve our concepts of imaging operations, inform new sensor and satellite designs, and define new imagery products and capabilities.


  • Ph. D., M. S., B. S., or B. A. in Astronomy, Physics, Computer Science or related engineering fields
  • 5+ years developing image processing or computer vision algorithms
  • 7+ years developing software in Python
  • 3+ years working with an operational imaging system
  • A strong mathematical base in algorithm development, numerics, data processing, and uncertainty propagation
  • A personality that enjoys working in a dynamic, multi-task environment
  • Motivation to self-teach and the ability to thrive on challenging problems
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Must be a U.S. Person (U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience developing image-processing and analysis pipelines
  • Previous experience working with CCD and CMOS sensors
  • Experience working with reflective and/or refractive telescopes
  • Experience in processing satellite or astronomical imagery
  • Prior experience deploying software int