JWS Junior Software Engineer
Niceville, FL  / Eglin Air Force Base, FL 
Posted 18 days ago
Job Description

We are seeking for a Talented Individual to fill the role of Junior Software Engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), is the place you want to be. This position is located at Eglin AFB, in the city of Valparaiso, Florida on the gulf coast of Florida. Join our Software Engineer Team, in the creation and maintenance of Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual (JMEM) Weaponeering System (JWS) products.

ARA is an Employee-Owned, international, research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems.

ARA offers an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • 401-K Retirement with employer matching contribution
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Various insurance options including Flexible Spending Plan and a Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Paid leave and holidays

JWS is an operational weaponeering software application used by the Army, Air Force, and Navy that consists of a collection of simulation models and tools that is used to calculate nonnuclear munitions effectiveness against materiel and structural targets for air-to-surface and surface-to-surface engagements. JWS is used to authenticate weapons effectiveness data for use in operations, training, systems acquisitions, weapons procurement, and combat modeling and simulation.

Junior Software Engineer Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Design and implementation of software according to requirements
  • Creation and maintenance of software unit tests to verify API functionality
  • Coordination with other in-house developers and engineers to verify successful implementation and determine how well the final product satisfies the defined requirements

Junior Software Engineer Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of C#, C++ (or equivalent) development experience
  • Knowledge of advanced software constructs and programming concepts
  • Good communication skills and ability to work within a larger software development team
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools, such as git (or similar)
  • Familiar with software development methods such as Agile or Test-Driven development
  • Experience using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) - Visual Studio/.Net preferred

Additional consideration for:

  • Good understanding of mathematical and physics concepts
  • Understanding of 3D geometric modeling/visualization
  • Understanding of weapons effects analysis

Junior Software Engineer Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science or Related fields
  • 0-2 Years: Related experience
  • US Citizen, able to receive and maintain DoD Security Clearance

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)


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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