Senior Augmented Reality Systems Engineer
At ARA we are driven by a passion for developing innovative solutions to challenging problems of national importance. Our culture rewards autonomy and initiative and we foster a stable environment where personal and professional growth are prioritized.
For this position we are looking for highly skilled systems engineers to join our ARC4 team. ARA's ARC4 augmented reality technology is used by the US Army and others to improve the situational awareness of our soldiers on the battlefield. ARC4 provides accurate, timely information so that teams can make the right decisions and operate with enhanced safety and speed. It is not an overstatement to say that this capability will save lives, by improving coordination, decisiveness, and communication.
Specifically, we need engineers who can lead the design development of new hardware and software systems that deliver heads-up situational awareness to our military. These systems will be fielded in a wide range of form factors, including night vision goggles, ground vehicles, and far target locators.
We are looking for candidates with energy, enthusiasm, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Above all, we value passion, a desire to learn, and teamwork.
**Senior Augmented Reality Systems Engineer Required Experience and Skills:**
* **Due to the nature of work, qualified candidates must be U.S. Citizens**
* A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent practical experience
* 7-9 years' of relevant experience
* A solid understanding of hardware/software integration
* Prior experience working with and/or leading high performing multi-disciplinary teams
* Experience performing hands-on system-level debugging of complex integrated hardware/software systems
* The ability to work with government customers and military end-users to distill operational needs into program requirements
**Senior Augmented Reality Systems Engineer Preferred Experience and Skills:**
* An advanced degree in an engineering discipline
* A strong sense of teamwork and an aptitude for leadership
* A strong foundation in hardware and/or software development
* A desire to contribute to technology roadmap development and technical marketing
* Existing or prior US security clearance
* A passion for taking on new challenges and learning new skills to solve them
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.
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