RQN040 – Developer

Arlington, Blacksburg
Posted 5 months ago

Position Title:  Developer

Location:  Arlington, Virginia

Position Requisition Number:  RQN040

Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation:

The Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC) complements the broad and rich research enterprise found at Virginia Tech. VT-ARC forms multi-disciplinary teams to apply innovative solutions to the real-world problems that strain our social, political, industrial, and economic foundations.  Specializing in the identification and use of fundamental research, VT-ARC performs contract R&D on larger scale problems and at technology readiness levels beyond those generally addressed by academia.  VT-ARC combines significant technical expertise with program management skills to deliver robust solutions on schedule and on budget.


The Developer supports a range of development tasks across VT-ARC’s portfolio of analytics projects. Example projects include supporting predictive modeling and forecasting, impact analytics, automation of science analytics tasks, and developing new innovative approaches to complex challenges.


Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or related technical field
  • Experience programming in R or Python
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team contributor with a mission focus and emphasis on service, integrity, and excellence.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team contributor with a mission focus and emphasis on service, integrity, and excellence.


Desired Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities:

  • Experience programming in Java, Scala, C++, or other language
  • Experience developing web applications with R Shiny
  • Data mining and algorithm development
  • Enterprise architecture design experience
  • Visualization experience
  • Machine learning experience
  • Cluster analysis
  • Free text analysis
  • Scientometrics
  • Record of innovation and creative problem solving.
  • Active Secret or Top Secret security clearance preferred.



The duties of this position shall include, but are not necessarily limited to (and not listed in priority order):

  • Reports to the Info Sciences Lead.
  • Supports analytics development tasks as assigned.
  • Supports custom tool development.
  • Supports innovation projects as assigned.


Primary Work Location:  Either Arlington, Virginia or Blacksburg, Virginia.

Special Work Conditions:  Periodic travel travel to other CONUS locations possible.  Occasional work outside of corporate core business hours.

Security: Must have the ability to obtain a US secret security clearance if not currently cleared.


Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, military status, gender, religion, age, or disability.


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  1. Title of position sought and the Position Requisition Number listed in the announcement above
  2. Contact information: Full name, address, phone number and email address
  3. Availability date
  4. Whether or not you are a citizen of the United States (optional for positions that do not require a security clearance – see Security Requirements above)
  5. Whether or not you hold a security clearance (and if so, what level/access and date of last investigation)
  6. Current or last salary and desired salary
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