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Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc. Cleared Image Processing Software Engineer in Charlottesville, Virginia

The Role:

CCRi is looking for a cleared image processing software engineer grounded in the full software lifecycle, from architecture and design through coding, testing, documentation, deployment, and support/maintenance. Our engineers take cutting-edge machine learning research and build reliable products. In this position, you will create, deploy, and maintain automated target recognition GEOINT workflows. These tools will be used to provide real-time situational awareness and expose advanced analytics to end users.

As a cleared image processing software engineer, you will be expected to quickly learn new technologies and languages alongside your project team. You’ll be asked to participate in team planning sessions, technical discussions, and peer code reviews. CCRi values engineers who are excited about creating meaningful solutions, working as a team, and technical curiosity and enthusiasm.


  • US citizenship required. We do not offer sponsorships.

  • Active TS clearance

The position requires the following skills. The candidate should be proficient in several and willing to learn the rest:

  • Image processing and remote sensing software development (OpenCV, PIL, GDAL, …)

  • Subject matter expertise with GEOINT National Systems (all modalities)

  • Python, Java, Scala, Go, and other software experience (required)

  • Familiarity with deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch and Tensorflow

  • Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, AWS, GeoServer

  • Distributed analytics and processing

  • Geo-spatial data and analytics

  • CI/CD pipelines


  • Casual Work Environment

  • Intellectually Challenging Work

  • Health Insurance

  • Short Term Disability Insurance

  • Generous Defined Benefit Retirement

  • Very Flexible Vacation Policy

  • Want to know more? Check out our recruitment video:

About us

GA-CCRi maintains and deploys production systems that are in use by hundreds of analysts on a daily basis. We build and develop best-in-class air and maritime awareness capabilities, as well as image-based object recognition pipelines. Our systems process data from numerous streaming feeds where we fuse observations together to form the best possible live view of what’s where in the sky, in the sea, or on the ground. We perform additional in-stream analytics to determine not just where something is, but what it is, and what it’s doing. We also expose the streams and data history in our own user-facing browser-based application for visualization and analysis of this complex, high-volume data picture in a meaningful and performant manner. We always want to do more, and that’s where you come in!

Core values

GA-CCRi values being unique, collaborative, and diverse. These are reflected in our Core Values:

  • Create Meaningful Solutions - Focus on the customer’s mission, Question the default, Always a better way

  • Doing it Together - Inclusive culture, Collaboration, Play as a team

  • Doing it Well - Challenge yourself, Commitment, Enthusiasm, Efficiency, Technical curiosity

  • Idea Meritocracy - Ideas can come from anyone, Ideas have an advocate, Demonstrate value, Ideas compete and evolve

The job description above is not intended to be comprehensive list. Responsibilities, activities, duties, and/or tasks may change or be assigned at any time.

GA-CCRi is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce because we know that our differences benefit our employees, our customers, and our community. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.