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Java II Software Engineer

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), Algorithms, Modeling & Assessments Division in Raleigh, NC is seeking a Java II Software Engineer with Windows and Linux OS experience for a position developing and improving an existing weapon effects software architecture for advanced physics-based computational models deployed through standalone applications, web services, and Docker containers. This system is deployed for use in the Department of Defense. The candidate will have a strong passion and background in software development and making quality production software at all stages of the software lifecycle.

Java II Software Engineer Responsibilities:
• Support the development of our system, including:
+ Working on Agile teams to integrate M&S physics-based weapon effects models for Linux and Windows-based OS
+ Working on all aspects of software development including discovery, design, coding, unit testing, vulnerability scanning, and documentation
+ Resolving security-related and CVE defects in the architecture while deploying in a modern DevOps-driven pipeline
+ Working directly with our customers, other contractors, and other ARA teams to cross-integrate capabilities

Java II Software Engineer Minimum Qualifications:
• Must be a US citizen and be able to obtain a Secret security clearance
• BS in Computer Science (or a related degree) with a minimum of 2 years of work experience OR an MS degree in Computer Science (or a related degree)
• Java and C++ programming skills for Linux and Windows Systems
• 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

Java II Software Engineer Preferred Qualifications:
• Current active security clearance
• Experience with related DoD software systems and models
• Interest in data science, data analysis, data visualization, and mathematical algorithms
• Experience developing and deploying software to DoD IA requirements
• Knowledge of nuclear weapons effects and background in scientific programming
• Experience executing, debugging, and compiling verification and validation reports along with methodology reports for nuclear weapons effects models

About Us:
Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1,200 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company’s success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please apply at

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

• 2 year(s): Relevant Work Experience

• Bachelors or better in Computer Science or related field

• Masters or better in Computer Science 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)