If you are looking for a career as a Cloud Architect, and you are interested in designing, developing, and rapidly deploying solutions to problems of national importance, then our Raleigh, NC division of ARA has an exciting opportunity worth considering. Not only will you solve challenging core problems, you’ll be able to grow your career in an exciting environment that promotes teamwork and cross-training in a wide range of related disciplines.
The successful candidate for this position will have a strong passion for everything backend. If you enjoy variety and working with cutting-edge technologies, then this position is for you. You will be involved in all stages of the lifecycle and serve as a member of our software and cloud team responsible for designing and developing a variety of different types of solutions across multiple projects. These solutions may include some combinations of AWS infrastructure, Kubernetes, web applications/API’s, and CI/CD pipelines. As a valued contributor to our team your responsibilities will include (1) collaborative brainstorming and problem-solving to define requirements, objectives, and potential solutions; (2) develop and test solutions from inception to deployment in the intelligence and defense communities; and (3), testing and maturing of your solutions with new ideas and customer feedback as part of an agile team.
The opportunity for career advancement and continued learning at ARA goes beyond project work. We strive to identify cross-training opportunities and encourage staff to become involved in upcoming R&D efforts as well as interject new ideas into our longstanding operational programs. At ARA, we foster an environment where technical staff are empowered to research and develop their own ideas –with resources and support from a strong internal technical team and external partners. You can expect day to day to have flexibility in choosing the level of autonomy suited to you, while at the same time enjoying a challenging technical career with great opportunities for personal growth.
Cloud Architect Position Requirements:
- Eligibility 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 or MS in computer science, engineering, applied mathematics, or a closely related field
- 2-4 years relevant work experience
- Team player with excellent communication skills
- Relocation to Raleigh NC; this position involves minimal travel for collaboration with customers and partners
Cloud Architect Preferences:
- Experience with AWS
- Experience with infrastructure automation (e.g. Terraform, Ansible, Salt)
- Experience setting up cloud services
- Experience with Kubernetes
- Experience administering Linux and/or Windows servers
- Experience programming (e.g. Golang, Python, etc)
- Experience developing CI/CD pipelines
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/