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Software Engineer

Company: Applied Research Associates (ARA)
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

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.Applied Research Associates, Inc. is seeking a Software Engineer with experience operating across the software development lifecycle. The candidate shall have experience supporting software modernization efforts, developing software metrics, and conducting technical assessments of software specific programs and efforts. --This position requires a candidate with experience performing a variety of complex engineering tasks including:

  • Software engineering experience across software development and execution activities
  • Experience supporting development of comprehensive software strategies
  • Experience with Agile and DEVSECOPS software development experience
  • Experience with software production metrics and benchmarking, e.g., Software Evaluation and Estimation of Resources - Software Estimating Model (SEER-SEM), Software Lifecycle Model (SLIM)
  • Expertise in data science and analysis techniques including analyzing, optimizing, and augmenting current and historical data setsRequired Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, scientific, or technical discipline, e.g., computer science, software engineering, engineering
    • Minimum 5 years of hands-on software engineering experience
    • Experience providing strategic leadership or task execution in the areas of software development practice, methodologies, tools, metrics, or data analysis.
    • Experience with modern languages (e.g., Python, Java, Javascript, C/C++, etc.) and databases (e.g., SQL/NoSQL)
    • Experience with current DevSecOps pipelines or supporting technologies, such as Agile development processes and tools (e.g. Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Gitlab, etc.) and containerization (e.g., Kubernetes, Docker, etc.).
    • US citizen with a minimum DoD Secret clearanceDesired Qualifications:
      • Experience supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense
      • Experience supporting or working with the Defense Research & Engineering community
      • Experience with digital or model-based engineering, digital twin
      • Experience with machine learning/artificial intelligence- or autonomy-based technologies, techniques, and approachesThis position is contingent upon award of a contract expected in early 2022 supporting the Department of Defense.COMPANY INFORMATION: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 1200 professionals. 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 visit our website at apply at for the Software Engineer--position. Experience Required
        • 5 - 10 years: Relevant work experience. Education Required
          • Bachelor of Science or better in Engineering or related field Licenses & Certifications Required
            • Security Clear Secret Behaviors Required
              • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
              • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
              • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
              • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
              • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations Required
                • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
                • Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers
                • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
                • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organizationEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe 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) See job description

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