Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is actively seeking a highly qualified Staff Software Engineer for the development of advanced algorithms for the Intelligence and Defense communities. Application areas include physics-based simulation and geometric modeling. The Software Engineer will provide multi-discipline support to our Air Force client.
Software Engineers who are passionate about applying his or her expertise to solve problems of national importance, then we have the job you are looking for! You will be able to achieve your personal and professional goals in a stable environment that emphasizes and rewards the entrepreneurial spirit.
VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: As of October 1, 2021, Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), in compliance with the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination at time of hire. If you cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to a disability/medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, you will be asked to follow our process to request an accommodation.
Staff Software Engineer Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will have an active interest in applying math, statistics, physics, or engineering concepts to solve multi-disciplinary problems. The candidate should be familiar with improving, optimizing, and tuning existing algorithms as well as developing new algorithms from scratch. This includes software design, software development, and debugging/issue resolution. The candidate should demonstrate a hands-on approach to problem-solving and must be willing to actively participate in the evaluation of algorithm and system performance.
Staff Software Engineer Qualifications:
Must currently hold an active TS clearance and have held a SCI within the last two years
BS in Computer Science / Mathematics / Physics / Engineering along with 5-7 years experience
Strong foundation in software development and experience with Python, Java, and/or C++
Demonstrated experience going from problem statement to prototype to production-ready algorithms
Team player with excellent presentation and written/oral communication skills
Staff Software Engineer Additional Desirable Qualifications:
Experience in cloud-based, parallel, or distributed computing
Familiarity with software design patterns and modern C++
Ability and desire to quickly learn new domains
Experience working on intelligence and DoD programs
Prior/existing security clearance
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (aka ARA) is an employee-owned international research and engineering company known for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. We were founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1979 as the disco era was, thankfully, closing out and the personal computer era was beginning. We employ over 1,500 professionals and continue to grow. ARA offices throughout the U.S. and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense, civil, and health technologies, computer software, and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement.
ARA also prides ourselves on having a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets, so we give our employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take active roles as owners. The motto, "Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit" sums up the ARA experience. The company realizes employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. We are also very proud of our Women's Initiative Network (WIN) whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women to maximize career and professional accomplishments.
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Bachelors of Computer Science (required)
5 - 7 years: Relevant work experience (i.e., including thesis, published research, and industry experience) (required)
Licenses & Certifications
Security Clear Top Secret (required)
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