Principal Software Engineer
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is actively seeking a highly qualified Principal Software Engineer for software development in the Intelligence communities. The candidate Gives technical direction and guidance to lower-level programmers. Applies advanced knowledge in the areas of engineering, computer science, and information technology for the technical design, development, and implementation of complex programming projects. Typical assignments are complex and require the use of initiative and independent judgment. Develops solutions unique to client needs. Can function as Project Leader, which involves interfacing with clients. Possesses sufficient writing skills to prepare and generate technical reports and other documentation pertinent to the position.
Principal Software Engineer Required Experience:
• Active TS/SCI security clearance
• MS in Computer Science / Mathematics / Physics / Engineering / Information Technology along with 10 years of relevant 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
Principal Software Engineer Desirable Experience:
• 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.
To find out more about the Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Division visit our website at: https://www.ara.com/raleigh/
• 10 year(s): Relevant Work Experience
• Masters or better in Computer Science or related field
Licenses & Certifications
• Top Secret/SCI
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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