Senior Systems Engineer – ASW/USW

Title: Senior Systems Engineer – ASW/USW

Location: Washington, DC metro area (Alexandria, VA and Bethesda, MD) / Central Virginia (Madison, VA)

ARiA applies broad interdisciplinary expertise in acoustics, machine learning, modeling & simulation, and signal processing toward innovative science and engineering research and development for a diverse set of government and corporate clients. Partnering with government, industry, and academia, ARiA solves critical challenges.

To enable effective and efficient transition of applied research to advanced development of products and systems, ARiA is structured to bring together top-quality research scientists with development and software engineers in an environment in which research and development mutually benefit from joint leveraging of in-house expertise.

ARiA is a small business where you can make a big difference. Our employees, including those at entry-level, are working together with the CIO of the Air Force to use artificial intelligence and machine learning  to change the way the government acquires technology and working with top Navy leaders to use video games and simulation to change the way sailors are trained to use sonar.

Position Description:

ARiA has a position available for a senior-level systems engineer with expertise in antisubmarine warfare (ASW) / undersea warfare (USW) systems.

Working in coordination with a diverse team of ASW analysts, scientists, DevOps/DevSecOps engineers, software engineers, systems engineers, and subject-matter experts, this role will support development of training and tactical-decision-aid systems used throughout the US Navy supporting submarines, surface ships, surveillance sonar systems as well as a number of command and control (C2) ASW/USW systems.

Capabilities developed will include tactical display components, web services, middleware translation tools, scalable algorithms, and multiple user interfaces streamlining the display of complex environmental data with real-time updates from assorted onboard systems and sensors.


Leading system-engineering efforts for the team responsible for technical planning, system hardware-software-network design, development and integration, verification and validation, and fielding Linux based training systems

Serving as a lead for the systems-engineering team by setting direction and providing technical leadership, as well as mentoring and supporting the work of more junior colleagues

Design, development, implementation, and documentation of training and tactical-decision-aid systems

Performing systems-requirements analyses and participating in trade studies

Developing and reviewing model-based systems engineering (MBSE) products

Coordination with ARiA scientists and engineers in the development of complex software systems to ensure the team understand requirements and implementation

Working with the systems-integration and test teams for verification and validation of requirements

Preparing documentation for customers to summarize design and status of software products

Assisting with in-field integration, testing, and support, with some US travel required


Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information. Those selected for employment will be subject to a government security investigation.

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution in Engineering, Mathematics, or Computer Science

Twelve years of ASW/USW systems experience

Six years of experience integrating training and tactical decision aids into to submarine, surface-ship, surveillance-sonar and/or C2 systems

Desirable Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

A Master’s Degree from an ABET accredited educational institution in Engineering, Mathematics or Computer Science

Five years of experience in complex system development and software documentation

Five years’ experience overseeing the design, development, and implementation of software systems, applications, and related products.

Exceptional ability and desire to acquire new knowledge and skills to solve challenges

Ability to work independently but collaboratively

Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced professional office environment

Ability to communicate technical solutions to colleagues and customers

Superior oral and written communications skills

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