Applications Developer

Applied Research Associates   •  

Hampton, VA

Industry: Engineering Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 344 days ago

If you’re interested, here’s what year one is all about. You will work with a team of Air Force ISR subject matter experts to establish an “Innovation Lab.” This lab will be responsible for designing and developing reliable and scalable applications while adhering to architecture standards, risk management and security policies. You will also be responsible for creating web services and contributing to the technical code and design documentation. Your code will be reviewed by quality assurance personnel and end users, so attention to detail and ability to listen and respond to user needs is a must. Your applications will undergo acceptance testing and be put into production, and you will be responsible for resolving defects and assisting with presentations on architecture review, strategic technology directions, best practice development, and code reviews. This is a critical role and to excel you’ll need to meet these requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 2-4 years of demonstrated programming experience and understanding of software engineering practices
  • Programming and proven coding skills with Java, JavaScript, Python, Shell and Web Services
  • Experience working with Windows & Linux Operating Systems
  • Experience with Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Agile/SCRUM development
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to non-expert audiences
  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance

Additionally if you have experience with CSS, HTML5, Ruby, C++, C# & PHP then you’ll be able to hit the ground running with our team!

Company Information:

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 1,100 professionals and continues to grow. 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 spawns 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, pleaseapply at

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.




Bachelors or better in Computer Science or related field.



2-4 years:Programming and proven coding skills with Java, JavaScript, Python, Shell and Web Services

2-4 years:Demonstrated programming experience and understanding of software engineering practices

Licenses & Certifications


Security Clear Top Secret