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Through your strong relationships and extensive network at Edwards AFB and Nellis AFB, you will lead the implementation of a cloud-based analytics platform to support flight testing. You will work with test engineers, data analysts, and cloud engineers to ensure that the implementation meets user requirements. You will be a key player in ARA’s growing business in analytics, cloud, and edge computing solutions by helping us match our technical expertise with new customers. You will have the support of a deep bench of skilled cloud engineers, architects, and security engineers.

ARA is an employee-owned company with a long history of solving problems of national importance. Analytics and cloud computing is a rapidly growing business area for us as many of our current customers have hired us to help them migrate to the cloud. In response to this growth, we formed a new business unit called Analytics, Cloud, and Edge Solutions (ACES). With ACES we are building a pool of expertise and best practices that will allow us to develop larger and more complex customer cloud and edge solutions.

You will have the opportunity to help us build exciting new capabilities to solve challenging problems. Your leadership will help us expand our cloud and analytics capabilities to new customer sites. You will be part of a team that is supporting a major Air Force program that is developing and deploying a secure cloud development platform to multiple sites and hundreds of users.

You will be part of our employee-owned international research and engineering company. ARA is recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences, and you will be on this team.

Requirements for the position are as follows:
• Due to the nature of work qualified candidates must be a US citizen with an ability to obtain and maintain a Secret or higher Department of Defense Security Clearance
• Bachelor's Degree with 12-15 years of relevant work experience
• Existing relationships within the test community at Edwards and Nellis AFB
• Some prior technical experience in at least one of the following areas – cloud engineering, data analytics, edge computing
• Familiarity with cloud and edge computing technologies
• Familiarity with the use of Amazon Web Services and/or Azure to host government systems
• Willingness to travel extensively to meet with customers

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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• 12 - 15 years: Relevant Work Experience

• Bachelors or better

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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