Mid-Level Modeling and Simulation Engineer at Applied Research Associates, Inc

Posted in Software 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Description:

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is looking for a Mid-Level Modeling and Simulation Engineer who has a significant desire to develop software, learn programming best practices, and help strengthen our national security. As part of our Advanced Modeling & Simulation Systems team in Raleigh, NC, you will support our growing business in the areas of GIS, physics-based simulation, and geometric modeling.

Our work focuses on modeling a diverse range of phenomena including weapons effects, blast modeling, tunnel construction and design, structural modeling, structural response to blast loads, structural collapse, and equipment response. Your day-to-day work will consist of software development, software testing, and engineering verification & validation. Structural characterization and design (buildings and tunnels) is a core part of our research. You will be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team-based environment developing algorithms that provide optimal solutions that meet design constraints, geotechnical constraints, and physical space requirements.

Mid-Level Modeling and Simulation Engineer Position Requirements:

  • Due to the work you’ll perform, you must be a US citizen and eligible to apply for and hold a US security clearance (selected applicants will undergo a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements at the time of employment)

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline with 5-7 years relevant work experience OR MS degree with 3-5 years of relevant work experience 

  • Strong coding skills in C++, Java, or Python

  • Relocation to Raleigh NC; this position involves minimal travel for collaboration with customers and partners

  • Team player with excellent communication skills and the desire to work in a dynamic software development team environment (e.g., Agile, Scrum, XP practices)

Mid-Level Modeling and Simulation Engineer Other Desirable Skills:

  • Expertise in DoD modeling and simulation technology, structural dynamics, blast effects, structural collapse, and/or probabilistic analysis

  • Experience with model development and algorithm design

  • Familiarity with software design patterns and modern C++

If you desire a career with a company that provides a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement then our Southeast Division in Raleigh, NC will be perfect for you. We are an EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran employer and At-Will Employer.

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.

To find out more about Southeast Division visit our website at: https://www.ara.com/raleigh/



  • 5 - 7 years: Relevant Work Experience



  • Bachelors or better in Mechanical Engineering or related field


  • Masters or better in Mechanical Engineering 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)

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