Nuclear Effects Modeling and Simulation Analyst- Hybrid
The Algorithms, Modeling, and Assessments (AMA) Division of Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is seeking a professional with a background in physics, scientific/mathematical modeling, aerospace / electrical engineering, or related physical science for application to modeling the effects of nuclear weapons on space-based environments and systems. The successful applicant will contribute to ARA’s support to the Department of Defense (DoD) in modeling and simulation of nuclear environments and their effects on space-based systems. Areas of emphasis include radiation effects on satellites, radar and communications system performance, system architecture analysis and trade studies, and system sensitivity analysis.
Desired software experience includes FORTRAN, C++, Visual Studio, python, and other scripting languages, working with large data sets, graphical presentation skills, software configuration management, and MS Office applications. Responsibilities will include supporting a government-housed software simulation environment, software maintenance and development; performing analysis, creating analysis summaries and briefing materials; working remotely with developers and subject matter experts; and customer interaction at DTRA. Good communication skills and the ability to work in a (distributed) team environment are essential.
Applicants selected to perform work shall be U.S. citizens and shall comply with applicable program security requirements. The applicant must have or have had an active Secret or higher security clearance within the past 2 years to be eligible for this position.
Nuclear Effects Modeling and Simulation Analyst Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
• Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering discipline relevant to modeling and analysis of nuclear weapons effects and military systems along with 2-4 years of experience OR MS degree with 0-2 years of experience
• Software programming, including FORTRAN or C++
• Knowledge of principles, concepts, and techniques of scientific analysis, statistics, and mathematical methodologies
• Ability to collaborate and interact with coworkers and government personnel
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: https://www.ara.com/raleigh/
• 2 - 4 years: Relevant Work Experience
• Bachelors or better in Science or related field
• Masters or better in Science or related field
Licenses & Certifications
• Secret Clearance
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)