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Senior Sensor Modeling and Simulation Engineer - SENIO006196-00001

The Applied Electromagnetic Division (AED) of Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is seeking a Senior Sensor Modeling and Simulation Engineer to join our Computational Physical Sciences team. The successful candidate will work remotely as well as onsite at Dahlgren, providing support across sensor systems engineering, data collection, and exploitation. Occasional travel to offices in Dayton, OH and Cypress, CA to support additional customers and participate in internal technical interchanges may be required. Members of ARA’s Computational Physical Sciences team have a great degree of freedom and are encouraged to pursue fulfilling technical work.

Required Qualifications:
• BS. in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Physics and 15 years of experience; OR
• MS. in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Physics and 12 years of experience; OR
• PhD in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Physics and 8 years of experience
• ≥15 years’ experience supporting radar system engineering, modeling and simulation, and/or signal processing for Navy or MDA defensive systems
• Experience modeling scenes including environments and threats to characterize sensor performance
• Experience in one or more of the following areas:
+ Advanced signal processing
+ Monte Carlo 6-degree-of-freedom flight modeling
+ Radar design
+ Software development
+ RF signature modeling
• Proficiency with advanced radar systems concepts, performance, and data analysis
• Proficiency in MATLAB, Python and C++
• Located in/near King George, VA or willing to relocate
• Work from home flexibility is possible
• Candidate must be a US Citizen
• Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance

Desired Qualifications:
• Active Secret or Top-Secret security clearance
• PhD in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Physics

About Our Team:
Our team has nationally recognized expertise in computational electromagnetics and modeling and simulation, bolstered by additional reachback to expertise in hardware design, test, and rapid prototyping. Our Computational Physical Sciences team is comprised of physicists, engineers, and software developers operating collaboratively across the U.S. to develop and implement solutions to challenging RDT&E problems. Our team is coast-to-coast - performing work from offices in California, Ohio, Michigan, and remotely in Delaware. We are used to collaborating from geographically dispersed locations and know how to do so without our remote employees feeling like they are on an island. We have anechoic chambers and specialized RF prototyping capabilities that give us a leg up in competing on programs that require RF characterization.

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1200 professionals. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership fosters greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company’s success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please visit our website at

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• 15 - 30 years: Relevant work experience

• Bachelors or better in Engineering or related field

• Doctor of Philosophy or better in Engineering or related field
• Masters or better in Engineering or related field

• Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
• Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
• Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
• Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
• Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

• Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers
• Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
• Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)