The BerrieHill Research Division of Applied Research Associates,
Inc. is seeking, a Data and Signal Processing Engineer to join our
growing, high-performance team executing applied research and
development in micro-electronics Trust and Assurance technology.
You will work with our highly skilled and motivated team of RF
analysts and designers in Dayton, OH where you will develop
algorithms and models evaluating large data sets for the detection,
classification, characterization and exploitation to support
program objectives of critical importance to the Department of
Defense and Industry.
Basic qualifications for a Data and Signal Processing Engineer
Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering or
similar field with 2-4 years of relevant experience.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Active DoD Secret or higher clearance.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS Clearance.
Strong understanding of MATLAB, IDL, and/or Python.
Strong understanding of signal processing for analog and digital
systems such as digital filtering, detection and estimation theory,
linear algebra and stochastic processes.
Strong familiarity with statistical analysis methods such as
Sample Size Determination, Principal Components Analysis (PCA) and
K-Means Clustering (K Clustering).
Strong understanding of image processing techniques.
Application of the scientific method to complex systems,
including the ability to define and execute tests, reduce data, and
perform statistical analysis.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Leadership, presentation, and collaboration skills.
Produce reports documenting methods and reasoning, choice of
methods selected, and results with error analysis.
Document research through technical reports and papers.
Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a
positive and productive work environment.
Ability to travel two or three times a year for several days
each. Other trips required but much shorter duration. Travel on
military and contractor aircraft maybe required. U.S. travel to
remote sites to support test and demonstration events may be
Preferred Qualifications for a Data and Signal Processing
Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering
Experience with SIMULINK or C++
Experience working in a Research and Development (R&D)
Experience developing and integrating signal and image
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 1,500
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, all applicants must
apply at careers.ara.com, Job Code: DATAS03801.
ExperienceRequired 2 year(s): Software
Preferred 4 year(s): Hardware
2 year(s): Systems Integration
EducationRequired Bachelor of Science or better in Electrical
Engineering or related field
Preferred Bachelor of Science or better in Physics or related
Bachelor of Science or better in Engineering or related
Bachelor of Science or better in Computer Science or related
Licenses & CertificationsRequired Security Clear Secret
BehaviorsRequired Team Player: Works well as a member of a
Preferred Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty
Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
MotivationsPreferred Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to
perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a
project or the organization
Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability
to set your own schedule and goals
Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of
Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to
take on more responsibility
Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
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
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