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Software Developer Intern

Join our team of software developers and engineers developing diverse tools for weaponeering and vulnerability assessment. Our interns are valued members of the team tasked with work that is critical to the success of our projects. 

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.

Remote work is available for this position. 
Software Developer Intern Minimum Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizen with eligibility to apply for and hold a U.S. security clearance
  • Undergraduate Student in Computer Science / Mathematics / Physics / Engineering or related field
  • Strong foundation in software development and experience with Python, Java, and/or C++
  • Demonstrated experience going from problem statement to prototype to production-ready algorithms

Software Developer Intern Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to the experience and skills above, if you have any of the following, you will be able to accelerate your effectiveness and impact.
  • Experience with modern C++ and object-oriented programming
  • Experience in cloud-based, parallel, or distributed computing
  • Strong foundation in software development processes and tools (IDEs, version control, agile/scrum, CI/CD)
  • Interest in physics-based modeling or Machine Learning
  • UI/UX experience

Software Developer Intern Description:
Applied Research Associates, Inc. is seeking Interns to support multiple projects. Our staff of recognized experts uses state-of-the-art software to integrate accredited engineering models that provide complete, comprehensive answers for many diverse weaponeering and vulnerability assessment problems. We have expertise and provide engineering solutions in areas such as weapon penetration, cratering, blast effects, fragmentation, structural damage, human injury, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) agent release and dispersion, etc.

Additionally, our professional software development team has designed and produced software systems ranging from integrated multi-disciplinary design and optimization systems to 3D interactive design/analysis systems, weapons effects and operational mission planning systems, electronic technical manuals, cyber security applications, and multimedia database management systems.

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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