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Senior Research Scientist – Signal Processing

The Analytical and Spatial Intelligence Research Team (ASIRT) at Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is seeking algorithm engineers interested in acquiring, processing, and fusing signals for robotics, localization, and modeling applications. We are a close-knit team of creative thinkers from diverse backgrounds who collaborate to find non-standard solutions to challenging problems. Our dynamic development approach has a history of creating bleeding-edge solutions for the United States defense and intelligence communities. We encourage candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit who seek a research career within a stable industry to apply. Remote work will be considered for qualified applicants.

This opportunity is available in Raleigh, NC, or Cleveland, OH, and surrounding areas.

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: As of October 1, 2021, Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), in compliance with the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination at time of hire. If you cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to a disability/medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, you will be asked to follow our process to request an accommodation.

Senior Research Scientist – Signal Processing Position Highlights:
  • Develop and evaluate prototype software to solve multi-disciplinary problems related to robotics, localization, and modeling
  • Process and integrate data from different sources, including unmanned aerial vehicles, ground vehicles, human-wearables, and smart devices
  • Gain experience with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision
  • Enjoy a challenging technical career with opportunities for personal growth

Senior Research Scientist – Signal Processing Required Experience & Skills:
  • Due to the work, you’ll perform and interactions with DoD programs you will need to be a US citizen
  • Masters of Science degree or above in a related discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, etc.) along with 5+ years relevant work in signal processing
  • Strong foundation in software development with experience in MATLAB or Python
  • 2+ years relevant work experience in one of the following areas: mathematics, physics, signal processing, machine learning, computer vision or optimization

Senior Research Scientist – Signal Processing Desirable Experience & Skills:
  • Experience working with IMUs, GPS, visual odometry, INS, ground or aerial vehicles, wearable sensors
  • Experience implementing Kalman Filters, Particle Filters, Markov models, or graph analysis
  • Experience with collaborative software development and version control
  • Experience writing technical proposals
  • Experience working on intelligence and DoD programs

About Us:
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 1,500 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.

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. 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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