DigitalGlobe GBDX (Geospatial Big Data) Intern in Herndon, Virginia

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This internship will be focused on creating specific end-to-end use cases, leveraging the GBDX capabilities, to demonstrate the platform’s applicability to defense- and intelligence-related mission areas.

Outputs will be used in conference and sales activities to promote customer adoption of GBDX. This intern will work with other staff members familiar with GBDX technology to learn platform capabilities, leverage previous work done on GBDX, and validate their proposed approach to fulfilling the use cases. This intern will report to the Director of U.S. Government Platform Solutions, in Herndon, VA.

This internship will provide the intern with invaluable real-world experience with cutting edge geospatial technology. This intern will be able to problem solve in creative ways and leverage world-class technology to prove-out ideas. Results will have direct impact on DigitalGlobe sales and marketing activities, as well as the customers that we serve.


  • Become proficient at using GBDX

  • Working with subject matter experts, nominate use cases for further development

  • Architect an approach to solving the use case leveraging GBDX capability

  • Implement the use case

  • Test and validate performance

  • Generate use case results at mission-scale

  • Synthesize a final briefing summarizing the mission need that the use case addresses, geospatial product outputs, and the approach used to solve the problem

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in a 4 year underrate or graduate degree program.

  • Imagery processing algorithm and python experience required.

  • Communication skills, able to synthesize results into a short, impactful presentation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Remote sensing and geography (with GIS emphasis) majors preferred.

  • Remote sensing science, and how to use algorithms to extract information from imagery is preferred.

  • Proficient in coding, preferably python and JSON experience.

DigitalGlobe and Radiant solutions offer a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight.

DigitalGlobe is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.