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At ARA, we strive to hire valuable colleagues with not only the right skills but also that demonstrate our core values of passion, freedom, service, and growth. As a staff engineer on our team, you are critical to our customer support and will be responsible for analysis, design, or test important to the success of our projects as well as national security. Everyone who works here is important, from new faces to those who have worked here since the beginning. Your contribution matters and you’ll have the opportunity to make a real-world impact by joining our team!

As a valued team contributor, your tasks will include providing support for the development and execution of requirements, test plans, and training to ensure the delivery of high-quality software and tools to the user community. Performs a variety of specific professional non-complex engineering tasks of an analysis, design, or test nature. Participates on project teams as required and receives close guidance and instruction from more experienced engineers and/or supervisors when working in more complex areas. Engineering activities support both domestic and international products/services.

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: As of October 1, 2021, Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), in compliance with the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination at time of hire. If you cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to a disability/medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, you will be asked to follow our process to request an accommodation. 

Junior Tech SIGINT Analyst SME Required Experience & Skills:

  • Hold an active TS/SCI with Polygraph Security Clearance
  • Bachelors Degree with 2+ years of relevant work experience OR 8-10 years of work experience in lieu of a degree
  • TechSIGINT experience in either ELINT, FISINT, PROFORMA, or COMEXT
  • Shall have experience on a minimum of one (1) of the following legacy TechSIGINT applications: MARTES/FIS-MARTES, CATS, DEL, WEBENGRAFT, FISNET, FISMARKET, TEBAG, PacketSwing, STK, DVT, TASMANIA, CHAUEE, REDHAWK, MEERKAT, or ESP

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.