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Senior Software Engineer – Computer Vision and Remote Sensing - SENIO008044-00001


Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is actively seeking a skilled Senior Software Engineer to join our Computer Vision and Remote Sensing Group. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in developing and maintaining a software pipeline processing high-volume satellite imagery to generate realistic 3D models of the real world for cutting-edge government research programs. The candidate will coordinate software development with computer vision scientists, machine learning algorithm developers, and software engineers in a highly collaborative work environment. The candidate may function as task leader and interface with clients.


Senior Software Engineer Required Experience: 

     * US Citizenship required.

     * The nature of work (i.e. interactions with the intelligence community and DoD programs) requires 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.

     * B.S. Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar technical field with 9 years of relevant experience OR M.S. with 7 years of relevant experience.

     * Strong foundation in software development and experience with Python and C++.

     * Demonstrated experience going from problem statement to prototype to production-ready algorithms. 

     * Team player with excellent presentation and written/oral communication skills. 


Senior Software Engineer Desirable Experiences: 

     * Experience in cloud-based, parallel, or distributed computing, in particular, Kubernetes, Argo Workflows, Amazon EKS, Red Hat OpenShift, etc.

     * Familiarity with software design patterns and modern C++ and Python 3.x. 

     * Experience in managing Gitlab CI/CD 

     * Prior/existing security clearance. 


Anticipated salary range: $97,950 - $163,250. Offer may vary depending on experience and skill set.


Who is ARA?


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 2,112 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 with what happens in the company. 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.


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     * 9 year(s): Relevant Work Experience





     * Bachelors or better in Computer Science or related field



     * Masters or better in Computer Science 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 contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)