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Applied Research Associates, Inc. is seeking a Quantum Computing Scientist to provide on-site support in support of a Department of Defense (DoD) customer. The successful applicant will work closely with the client to understand their questions and needs, dig into their data-rich environment using algorithms, assist the client in understanding the intricacies of Quantum Computing, and will work with a highly diverse team to test, evaluate, and prototype algorithms while demonstrating and prototyping machine learning tools and frameworks to turn that set of disparate data points into objective answers to help senior leadership make informed decisions. Applicant will be expected to analyze Research and Development, Test and Evaluation activities of the client to obtain a quantitative, rational basis for developing models using Quantum computing as it relates to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tools to develop realistic representations to support DoD decisions.
The successful candidate:
Leverages advanced knowledge of modeling and measuring techniques, mathematics, statistical methods, engineering methods, operational mathematical techniques, and other principles and laws of scientific and economic disciplines in determining solutions.
Uses theories and techniques, such as mathematical modeling and computational methods, to formulate and solve practical problems in business, government, engineering, and the physical, life, and social sciences.
Leads more junior staff in using theories and techniques, such as mathematical modeling and computational methods, to formulate and solve practical problems in business, government, engineering, and the physical, life, and social sciences.
Measures properties and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols. Concerned with expanding and clarifying mathematical theories and laws. Uses the theories and laws developed by theoretical mathematicians.
Solves specific problems in such fields as physical science, social science, business, computer science, government, biology, and engineering. May work in the electronics industry developing new kinds of computers and software.
Uses a high level of discretion for confidential work and information; ability to appropriately handle critical information and sensitive situations.
Conducts independent investigations in relevant scientific areas. Must be able to formulate experimental hypotheses and analyze and interpret scientific data.
Facilitates clients with designing innovative ways of depicting information.
Graphically depicts and provides the voice of the DoD Client to subject matter experts and program management to help define scope and requirements for work packages.
Master's degree in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related technical field and 7-9+ years of experience with quantum networks research, and computational mathematics
Experience with software platforms for: advanced mathematics analytics (e.g., Matlab or Mathematica) and annotating research and development processes for HW/SW development
Experience with computational experimentation with large-scale simulation models for determining optimal allocation and planning of resources within transportation networks.
Experience in quantum mechanics or working with quantum computers; both theory and laboratory work a plus.
Ability to communicate results effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
Ability to work independently on complex tasks.
Experience with formulating linear programs or heuristics
Superior communication skills, both oral and written.
Ability to operate in a Windows and Linux computation environments.
US citizen with a minimum DoD Top Secret clearance and the ability to obtain SCI access
Current DoD TS/SCI security clearance
Flexible, enthusiastic, creative, and a quick learner who can adapt to rapidly changing environments and demands in a positive manner.
Experience with UX/UI design; building, modifying, collaborating on SharePoint sites; programming (e.g., Python, Java, C++, R); and with commercial simulation modeling and analysis platforms (e.g., Vensim and Forio, R, MATLAB, Python, SAS, Splunk, Simulink, or C/C++.
Experience working with large and diverse data sets and database technologies. Working knowledge of SQL and database development, including process and software is preferred.
Experience with agent-based, discrete event, or systems dynamics modeling methodologies
Experience with data visualization tools (Tableau, Qlik, and PowerBI); advanced optimization modeling tools (MPL, GUROBI, CPLEX, or AIMMS); data cleaning, manipulation, discovery, analysis, and visualization of data; formulating linear programs or heuristicsAbility to build animations using PowerPoint, After Effects, or other animating programs.
Proven and effective written and verbal communications skills, interpersonal skills and customer focus skills.
Demonstrated command of the core principles of effective management and leadership, including the ability to effectively prioritize, delegate, and manage competing priorities and a multitude of ongoing administrative, client delivery, and business development-related tasks.
Expertise in modeling and simulation theory and methods (e.g., discrete-event simulation) and considerations specific to stochastic modeling, for example, best practices related to random number generators, random seed, steady state, and replications.
Experience collaborating in a team environment, with customer, teammate and subcontractor relationships.
Experience in a system engineering integration and test environment and developing or reviewing Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs) or system-level test plans, procedures, or reports in a team environment
Ability to draft and coordinate an evaluation methodology and framework for a system under testing
Ability to work with cross-domain experts from system engineering, Cybersecurity, acquisitions, systems safety, and modeling and simulation
This position is contingent upon award of a contract expected in Spring 2020 supporting the Department of Defense.
Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1200 professionals. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.
At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company’s success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please visit our website at www.ara.com.
Please apply at www.careers.ara.com for the Quantum Computing Scientist position.
Masters or better in Physics or related field
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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