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Software Engineer - Analytics Division (VA) 

Category Engineering  

STR is a government research contractor specializing in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and homeland security applications. We pride ourselves in developing cutting-edge technologies with significant and immediate impact on our national security. Our product is our staff; we prioritize cultivating a team of driven and talented scientists and engineers that together culminate into a premier company.

Every Analyst a Scientist - One of our primary goals is to empower intelligence analysts to be able to study their data like scientists. The tools we develop focus on streamlining intelligence analysis through integrated algorithms and software that provide insight into the geopolitical landscape for use in operational intelligence missions around the world.

The Role:

As a Software Engineer, you will be part of a team that transforms large and complex customer data into real-world, high-impact solutions. You will work with researchers and engineers to design and implement solutions to challenging national security problems. You will be responsible for building the software infrastructure to clean, ingest, and expose datasets and algorithms to both developers and end users. You will deploy algorithms, generate workflows, create engineer-facing tools, and design customer-facing prototype systems. You will occasionally travel to customer sites to engage with end users, demonstrate prototypes, and integrate analytics into customer systems. If you would like to help intelligence and defense analysis keep pace with modern machine learning and software techniques, then this role is for you!

Position Requirements

Who you are:

  • A degree in a scientific or engineering field, such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Software Engineering
  • Proficiency with a scientific programming language such as Python, Java, or C++
  • Experience with database management and common query syntax
  • Motivated collaborator and excellent communicator of ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of AWS, Spark, Dask, and/or similar technologies for working with data at scale
  • US citizen and willing to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance

Even better:

  • Track record of architecting, developing, deploying, or maintaining enterprise software
  • Experience with software development best practices and tools
  • Understanding of web development and visualization technologies, such as d3, Leaflet, Bootstrap, or others
  • Familiarity with machine learning or statistical modeling techniques
  • Active U.S. Security Clearance


  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life)
  • 401k company match
  • Competitive and flexible paid time off
  • Continued higher education reimbursement
  • Profit sharing (Additional match to 401k)
  • Phone reimbursement plan
  • And more!

Work Location: Arlington, VA

Job Type (Full Time/Part Time): Full Time

STR is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce where all employees, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, neurodiversity, or other personal characteristics, feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their best. We recognize that each employee’s backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are essential for providing our customers with innovative solutions to challenging national security problems. STR’s commitment to attracting, retaining, and engaging talented and diverse professionals is demonstrated by our participation, sponsorship, and support in local and national minority organizations.

About the Organization Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

We're not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

EOE Statement STR is fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your name, phone number and email address.

US Citizenship is required for all positions.

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