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Algorithm Developer

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Applied Research Associates, Inc

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is seeking a highly qualified Algorithm Developer to develop advanced algorithms for the Intelligence and Defense communities. Application areas include physics-based modeling, geolocation, image analysis, computer vision, machine learning, and point cloud analysis. The scientist/engineer will join a multi-disciplined collaborative team of engineers and scientists.
If you want to accelerate your career growth and are passionate about applying your expertise to solve problems of national importance, then we have the job you are looking for! You will be able to achieve your personal and professional goals in a stable environment that emphasizes and rewards the entrepreneurial spirit.
Algorithm Developer Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will have an active interest in applying math/statistics/physics/engineering concepts to solve multi-disciplinary problems. The candidate should be familiar with improving/optimizing/tuning existing algorithms as well as developing new algorithms from scratch. This will include software design, software development, and debugging/issue resolution. The candidate should demonstrate a hands-on approach to problem-solving and must be willing to actively participate in the evaluation of algorithm and system performance.
Scientists/engineers who are passionate about applying their expertise to solve problems of national importance, have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and seek opportunities for personal and professional growth in a stable environment are strongly encouraged to apply.
Required Algorithm Developer Qualifications:

US Citizenship (Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information)
BS in Mathematics / Physics / Engineering / Computer Science or related field along with 2-4 years of relevant work 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

Algorithm Developer Additional Desirable Qualifications:

Prior/existing security clearance
Ph.D. or MS in Mathematics / Physics / Engineering / Computer Science or related field
Background in image analysis, uncertainty quantification, feature extraction with geospatial data, point clouds, signal processing, and/or machine learning
Experience in cloud-based, parallel, or distributed computing
Ability and desire to quickly learn new domains
Experience working on intelligence and DoD programs

About Us:
Do you want to work for a purpose? Applied Research Associates, Inc. (aka ARA) is an employee-owned international research and engineering company. We have been providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences since 1979. ARA has over 1,700 employee-owners and continues to grow rapidly. Together, our 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 itself, on having a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. The motto, Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit sums up the ARA experience. Employee ownership ensures you have a voice in what happens in the company. We are also very proud of our Womens 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 what the Southeast Division has to offer, visit our website at:
Experience Required

2 – 4 years: Relevant Work Experience

Education Required

Bachelors or better in Mathematics 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 contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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