Algorithm Developer

| Raleigh-Durham, NC
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Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is actively seeking a highly qualified Algorithm Developer for the development of advanced algorithms for the Intelligence and Defense communities. Application areas include 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 development of 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, who have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and who are seeking opportunities for personal and professional growth in a stable environment are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Algorithm Developer Qualifications:

  • The nature of work (i.e. interactions with the intelligence community and DoD programs) requires the eligibility to apply for and hold a US security clearance; selected applicants will undergo a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements at the time of employment
  • BS in Mathematics / Physics / Engineering / Computer Science along with 2-4 years of related 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


AdditionalAlgorithm Developer Desirable Qualifications:

  • PhD or MS in Mathematics / Physics / Engineering / Computer Science
  • Background in image analysis, 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
  • Prior/existing security clearance


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.

To find out more about the Software Enterprise Division visit our website at: https://www.ara.com/raleigh/

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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)
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Applied Research Associates (ARA) operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in A;buquerque, NM and Vicksburg, MS. Applied Research Associates (ARA) was founded in 2022. It has 2729 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 96 open jobs at Applied Research Associates (ARA), click here.
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