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Staff Research Scientist – Algorithm Deployment

The Analytical and Spatial Intelligence Research Team (ASIRT) at Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is seeking scientists/researchers interested in developing novel and highly efficient algorithms to run on various computing platforms (in the cloud, desktop computers, and mobile devices) with and without using graphics processing units (GPUs). We are a close-knit team of creative thinkers from diverse backgrounds who collaborate to find non-standard solutions to challenging problems. Our dynamic development approach has a history of creating bleeding-edge solutions for the United States defense and intelligence communities. We encourage candidates with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit who seek a research career within a stable industry to apply.

Remote work is available for this position.

Staff Research Scientist – Interest in Algorithm Deployment Position Highlights:
• Develop novel and highly efficient algorithms for deployment in the cloud, on desktops, and on mobile devices
• Process and integrate data from different sources, including satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles, ground vehicles, human-wearables, and smart devices
• Gain experience deploying artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision algorithms
• Enjoy a challenging technical career with opportunities for personal growth

Staff Research Scientist – Interest in Algorithm Deployment Required Experience & Skills:
• US citizenship required
• Bachelor of Science degree or above in a related discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, etc.) along with 5-7 years of relevant work experience
• Strong foundation in software development in any of the following: Python, C/C++, Java, MATLAB, CUDA, or other low-level and high-level programming languages
• Experience working with cloud computing
• Experience with collaborative software development and version control
• Proficiency in one of the following areas: mathematics, physics, robotics, sensor fusion, machine learning, computer vision or signal processing

Staff Research Scientist – Interest in Algorithm Deployment Desirable Experience & Skills:
• Experience working with AWS, S3, Docker, and Kubernetes
• Experience developing software for execution on edge devices (GPUs, mobile phones, deployed CPU)
• Experience developing Android software
• Experience writing technical proposals
• Experience working on intelligence and DoD programs

About Us:
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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• 5 - 7 years: Relevant Work Experience

• Bachelor of Science or better in Computer Science or related field

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge,
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(c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)