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Senior Systems Integration Engineer

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) seeks an experienced Senior Systems Integration Engineer to aid in creating, improving and integrating software and hardware s, methodologies and capabilities in support of ongoing efforts.

This Engineer performs a variety of tasks, may provide consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Applicants should have extensive experience in the areas of RF theory and industry practices, paired with practical application in the design, implementation, and usage of various RF systems. These systems include (but are not limited to): RF-based communications, advanced wireless networks, satellite communications, and associated hardware.

  • Provide subject matter expertise with system analysis, design, delivery, verification, and troubleshooting of designated systems.
  • Generate technical documents, such as test plans, procedures, design specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Provide technical input/feedback to the development team.

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • TS/SCI preferred
  • TS with SCI eligibility accepted

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated understanding and practical application of systems engineering concepts/principles/theories
  • Demonstrated understanding of fundamental engineering concepts/principles/theories and standard engineering methodologies (AGILE, LEAN, etc.)
  • Proficiency with requirements management, system design, and system modeling tools
  • Proficiency performing system research and analysis (such as reviewing vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals)
  • Proficiency implementing appropriate industry standards, ‘best practices’, processes, and procedures
  • Ability to perform system-level integration and testing, including development of test plans and procedures
  • Ability to clearly articulate, verbally and in writing, new concepts and capabilities to the team and customers

Desired Experience:

  • Demonstrated understanding of test equipment such as vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal analyzers, signal generators, power meters, and noise figure meters

Hands-on experience with:

  • design, simulation, and/or analysis tools (OrCAD, MATLAB, Simulink, etc.)
  • software/firmware development (Java, Python, C, etc.)
  • modeling and/or drafting software (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • Past implementation of SCRUM methodology or Agile project management experience


Applied Research Associates, Inc. is a growing employee-owned international research, engineering and technology services company. ARA supports career growth and rewards innovation, self-motivation, and technical excellence. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies and services, civil technologies and services, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement.

ARA offers competitive salaries (DOE), outstanding benefits including stock ownership, medical and dental coverage, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, a combination 401(k) profit sharing and money purchase pension plan, annual bonuses, and professional development programs. We realize that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. Our motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” encapsulates the culture that drives ARA’s success. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please visit our website at

Experience Required
  • 3 - 4 years: Engineering experience with emphasis on supporting systems design.
Education Required
  • Bachelors or better
Licenses & Certifications Required
  • Security Clear Top Secret
  • Cert Ethical Hacker

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.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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