At ARA, we strive to hire valuable colleagues with not only the right skills, but also demonstrate our core values of passion, freedom, service and growth. As a Geospatial Analyst on our team, you are the backbone of our strategic initiatives and will be responsible for providing GEOINT analysis critical to the success of our client, USSOUTHCOM.
You will develop GEOINT production materials and provide fused intelligence to support PED counter-drug operations in the SOUTHCOM AOR. The Geospatial Analyst will conduct technical and operational Geospatial Analysis of high altitude, FMV support to warfighters and provide support of FMV contractor-owned, contractor operated (COCO) operators. Providing in-depth analytical research and gather, collate, analyze, fuse, and report on allocated ISR activity in support of the assigned mission of the supported organization will also be expected as the Geospatial Analyst. You will analyze complex network nodes (individuals and groups) and characterize linkages that show the relationships or movements between nodes. As part of an intelligence analytical unit providing intelligence support as directed by the government and plan ISR missions in support of the assigned mission of the supported organization.
Geospatial Analyst – Contingent Required Experience:
- An active TS/SCI clearance
- Associates Degree with 13-15 years of experience OR Bachelor’s Degree with 7-9 years of experience OR Master’s Degree with 5-7 years of experience
- 7-9 years of relevant GEOINT experience
- 3 years of USSOUTHCOM J2 experience
Geospatial Analyst – Contingent Desired Experience:
- Experience in EO, IR, MSI, 2CMV, CCD, and SAR exploitation (PI, PCM, XBOX, and RAZOR)
- Proficient in MIDB NPW, NES, GETS, SOCKET, NGDS Data Bases, and CWS
- Understand ArcMap, ArcGIS, Google Earth, and be able to ingest and generate multi-source intelligence for mission requirements
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
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) versus polish notation (PN) in numerical programming!
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) & 401(k) with matching program, benefits package which includes medical, dental vision, flex spending, telehealth services, company-paid life & disability insurance including paid maternity disability leave through our company-paid short-term disability benefit, domestic partner coverage, dependent care flex spending, daycare discounts, pet insurance, relocation opportunities, floating holidays, tuition reimbursement, professional development as well as flexible schedules with remote/work from home options. 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.
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). 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. 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. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please apply at careers.ara.com.