This job listing has expired and the position may no longer be open for hire.

Full Stack Developer at Applied Research Associates, Inc in Raleigh, North Carolina

Posted in Software 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), Southeast Division (SED) in Raleigh, NC is seeking a Full Stack Developer for a position to assist in the defining and developing of a cloud-based architecture for a physics-based computational system. This system will be deployed for use in the Department of Defense. Candidates should have a solid understanding of full stack web development and be passionate about participating in all stages of the software development lifecycle.

As a valued contributor to our project team, your responsibilities will include (1) helping to architect a computational environment for deployment in defense systems, (2) working alongside and (3) contributing to decision-making on the selection of elements within the software environment with an understanding of how decisions influence each other. Additionally, you will contribute to the integration of computational, analysis, and visualization capabilities into this environment.

Your day-to-day tasks will included helping to define our cloud-enabled web applications while helping to plan and execute the development of our system, which includes:

  • Exposing a physics-based computations as web-services

  • Deploy with cloud-enabling tools such as Kubernetes

  • Working on both the front- and back-end of the system

  • Work directly with our customers, colleagues and other ARA teams to integrate capabilities

Full Stack Developer Citizenship Requirements:

Due to the nature of work, qualified candidates must be U.S. Citizens. Due to the work you’ll perform and interactions with intelligence community and DoD programs you will need to be eligible to apply for and hold a US Secret security clearance (selected applicants will undergo a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements at the time of employment). However, if you have held an Active Secret clearance within the last two years we want to talk to you!

Full Stack Developer Requirements:

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience

  • Experience with at least two object oriented programming languages (Java, C++,  Ruby, Python)

  • Familiarity with modern JavaScript JS frameworks (React, Vue.js, Angular)

Full Stack Developer Preferences:

  • Experience with automated testing, both in your development workflow and through CI/CD

  • Experience deploying and integrating Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) software into a cloud environment

About Us:

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.

While this is all of the Year One and Beyond stuff, Day One is highly impressive too. These are things like our competitive salary (DOE), Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), benefits package, relocation opportunities, and 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 corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels.

ARA is passionate about inclusion and diversity in our workplace, in 2018 40% of our new employees voluntarily self-identified as protected veterans. (Source-AAP EOY 2018 Veterans Data Collection Report). Additionally, the Southeast Division looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes ARA such a great place to work. Some of the social impact aspects we have implemented at our division include monthly get-togethers, team outings to local baseball games in the summer, board game lunches, holiday party, corn hole tournaments, chili cook-offs and so on. 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 in order to maximize career and professional accomplishments. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please apply at



  • 5 year(s): Minimum 5 years' experience (with BS) or 3 years’ experience (with MS) in software development

  • 1 year(s): Experience in web/cloud-based development



  • Bachelors or better in Computer Science or related field


  • Masters or better in Computer Science or related field

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)

See job description