Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), Southeast Division (SED) in Raleigh, NC is seeking a Senior Full Stack Developer with Linux OS experience for a position developing and improving a weapon effects software architecture for an advanced physics-based computational system. This system will be deployed for use in the Department of Defense. Candidate will have a strong passion and background in full-stack, software development and making quality production software at all stages of the software lifecycle.
As a valued contributor to our project team, your responsibilities will include (1) defining incremental improvements to deploy our current R&D weapon effects software architecture to technology readiness level (TRL) 8 (2) working in an agile team environment to improve and deploy TRL 8 software in Windows and Linux test environments, and (3) making design and technology recommendations for future cloud-based deployments. Additionally, you will support the integration of computational, analysis, and visualization capabilities into this environment.
What you’ll do as a Senior Full Stack Developer
As a Senior Full Stack Developer, you will be part of an Agile team working all aspects of software development including discovery, design, coding, unit testing, and documentation. Candidates will be focused on integrating new modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities including physics-based models, code refactoring, and compiling code for Linux and Windows based OS to achieve a high level of software robustness and stability. The development will cover full-stack development, from architecture design, model integration and development, refactoring, user interface design and development, visualization of results and data, and automation test development. Candidates will work directly with our customers, external teams, and other ARA programs to cross-integrate capabilities.
Senior Full Stack Developer Requirements
Candidate requirements include experience in full-stack software development and programming in Java and C++ within Agile teams using Git, Eclipse, Visual Studio, and JIRA. Compiling and developing for Linux OS and generating .cmake files for build scripts is also a requirement. Qualified candidates should have a strong understanding of the front-end and back-end of IT system architectures. This position requires a BS in Computer Science or similar with a minimum of 7 years of work experience, or MS with a minimum of 5 years’ experience. This position also requires candidates to be US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a top-secret security clearance.
Senior Full Stack Developer Preferences
Candidate preferences include active security clearance, experience with weapon effects, or other related DoD software systems and models and expertise with Risk Management Framework (RMF) and information assurance/information security activities. Interest in data science, data analysis, data visualization, and mathematical algorithms is a plus. Familiarity with containerization and infrastructure technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift is also a preference.
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 1,400 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. Around ARA you are equally likely to hear a conversation about Kubernetes clusters as you are a debate on merits of a reverse polish notation (RPN) calculator!
While this is all of the Year One and Beyond stuff, Day One is highly impressive too. These are things like our competitive salary (DOE), Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), benefits package, relocation opportunities, and 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.
ARA is passionate about inclusion and diversity in our workplace. In 2018 40% of our new employees voluntarily self-identified as protected veterans. (Source-AAP EOY 2018 Veterans Data Collection Report). Additionally, the Southeast Division looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes ARA such a great place to work. Some of the social impact aspects we have implemented at our division include monthly get-togethers, team outings to local baseball games in the summer, board game lunches, holiday party, corn hole tournaments, chili cook-offs and so on. 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. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please apply at careers.ara.com.
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