Junior Test & Evaluation Engineer
Alexandria, VA, US
2d ago

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is looking for Test & Evaluation Engineers to join our multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists in the Capital Area Division, located in Alexandria, VA.

The ideal candidates have a passion for understanding how complex hardware systems work and how these systems impact operations for of people who are keeping around borders, infrastructure, and population safe from weapons of mass destruction.

Test & evaluation activities will support a Department of Homeland Security customer to safeguard the nation’s borders and interior from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive materials, equipment, technologies, and their actors.

Engineers will be responsible for developing test plans, requirements, analysis plans, test reports, and testing schedules in coordination with customer.

The team of engineers, scientists, and operators will conduct tests that will take place in various locations across the United States.

Tests may be performed based on modeling, simulation, and analysis activities, and some aspects of tests will support the continued development and validation of models.

Tests may be designed utilizing procedures such as Design of Experiments. Test engineers will utilize a data collection system to collect, verify, and validate data generated and collected at test events.

This position is contingent upon award of a contract expected in Summer 2020 supporting the Department of Homeland Security.

Required Qualifications :

  • Experience conducting experiments or tests in a laboratory or field setting
  • Experience using analysis software tools such as Matlab, Python, R, JMP, TecPlot, or Origin
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearancethat
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in a physical science (physics, chemistry, biology), engineering-related discipline (nuclear, chemical, civil, mechanical, electrical), or mathematical field
  • Desired Experience and Qualifications :

  • Experience testing & evaluating CBRNE detectors or effects
  • Experience developing metrics and conducing analyses using performance data
  • Experience creating dashboards to display and convey analysis data
  • Background in a physical science or engineering discipline, such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering
  • Active DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance, DoE Q clearance, or DHS Suitability
  • Master’s Degree in a physical science or related field

    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 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, please visit our website at .

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