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Staff Engineer/Scientist

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), Algorithms, Modeling, and Assessments Division (AMA) in Raleigh, NC is seeking a staff-level engineer for a position developing and improving a weapon effects software architecture for advanced physics-based software development and making quality production software at all stages of the software lifecycle.

What you’ll do as a Staff Engineer/Scientist:
• Support development of our system, including:
• Integration of M&S physics-based weapon effects models
• Data processing including post-processing of model results
• Verification and validation
• Working with Agile teams
• Working directly with our customers, other contractors, and other ARA teams to cross-integrate capabilities

Staff Engineer/Scientist Requirements:
• Due to the work you’ll perform, you must be a US citizen and eligible to apply for and hold a US security clearance (selected applicants will undergo a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements at the time of employment)
• MS in Engineering (or a related degree)
• Experience in software development working with physics-based models
• Java programming skills for Linux and Windows Systems
• Experience in C++
• Experience with Linux OS, compiling code for Linux, and executing software on Linux systems
• Demonstrated experience working in Agile teams
• Experience with Eclipse/IntelliJ, Visual Studio, and JIRA
• Experience with automated testing, both in your development workflow and through CI/CD
• True problem solver with a drive to find solutions to technical challenges

Staff Engineer/Scientist Preferences:
• Ph.D in engineering or similar field
• Current active security clearance
• Experience with weapon effects or other related DOD software systems
• Familiarity with containerization and infrastructure as code technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift

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.

To find out more about the Algorithms, Modeling & Assessments Division visit our website at:

• Masters or better in Engineering or related field

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)