Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems. We are looking for a full stack developer to join our team building web/cloud-based systems and applications.
This role will be embedded on the MINES team within our Applications, Web-services, and E-Learning group. The MINES team is developing a suite of software tools–ranging from web applications to back-end systems–that support America’s military wargaming and training missions.
We are looking for a strong developer that is inspired to build solutions that support our nation’s military.
Together we are creating tools and products that are integral to how our military trains and protects.
Due to the work you’ll perform and interactions with intelligence community and DoD programs you must be a US citizen will need to be eligible 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).
Remote work is available for this position.
- Evaluate and recommend solutions to guide team decision making
- Write, test, review and maintain code across the stack for the MINES system
- Document the systems you help build, monitor, and maintain
- Improve the scalability and performance of our platform
- Bachelor’s Degree with 7-9 years of experience OR 13-15 years of experience in lieu of a degree
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Comfortable in a modern software engineering environment with an agile software process, distributed source code control, and a CI/CD pipeline
- Excited about delivering quality and familiar with unit and acceptance testing frameworks
- Experience writing applications with strongly typed languages (Java / C# / etc…)
- Active Secret or higher DoD security clearance
- Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD)
- Experience evaluating technologies and designing solutions
- Experience with software containerization (e.g. Docker)
- Experience with cluster schedulers for containers (e.g. Kubernetes)
- Experience with GraphQL
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) & 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.