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Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) has an outstanding opportunity for you to join a diverse team and build novel solutions in emerging technological areas for US defense and intelligence communities. We want you to apply if you have experience in software development and would like to work in any of the following areas: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure or similar cloud-compute architectures; deployment of software at scale using Docker, Kubernetes, and other cloud architecture toolsets; containerization of software modules in a Linux environment; continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines in cloud environments; message queues and database systems; data management and container deployment at scale. Remote working is acceptable for successful applicants.
You will be working on developing and evaluating prototype systems that process sensor data to solve multi-disciplinary problems. This may include building pipelines that process large amounts of ground and satellite imagery, performing intense computations at scale, and store the results in secure, customer-facing systems. You will gain expertise in developing new containers with a variety of underlying programming libraries, including cutting-edge machine learning and computer vision algorithms. Other responsibilities may include assisting in the preparation of oral and written reports, supporting R&D business acquisition and customer briefings, presenting research results at scientific / engineering conferences, and publish in technical journals.
As an employee of ARA, you will have opportunities for career advancement and continued learning outside of your primary job functions. We strive to identify cross-training opportunities and encourage staff to interject new ideas into our longstanding operational programs. At ARA, we foster an environment where technical staff is empowered to research and develop their own ideas – with resources and support from a strong internal technical team and external partners. Day-to-day, you can expect flexibility in choosing the level of autonomy suited to you while enjoying a challenging technical career with great opportunities for personal growth.
Junior Research Scientist – Interest in Cloud Compute and Containerization Required Experience & Skills:
- US Citizenship (applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information)
- Bachelor of Science degree or above in a related discipline (computer science, mathematics, physics, robotics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, etc.) and 2+ years of experience
- Strong foundation in software development
- Proficiency in one of the following areas: cloud computing and deployment on any platform (AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, etc.); or 2+ years relevant work experience with Linux systems administration
Junior Research Scientist – Interest in Cloud Compute and Containerization Desirable Experience & Skills:
Above all, we value passion, a desire to learn, and teamwork. Candidates meeting the technical requirements and who have a strong work ethic, positive can-do attitude, and excel in team environments are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition to the experience and skills above, if you have any of the following you will be able to accelerate your effectiveness and impact.
- Experience working with AWS EC2 and S3, Docker containerization, and Linux systems administration
- Experience working with EO/IR images/video, point cloud data and/or electromagnetic spectrum signatures
- Experience writing technical proposals
- Experience working on intelligence and DoD programs
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.