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GIS & Visualization Developer

Applied Research Associates, Inc

Herndon,  Virginia
GIS Developer

Applied Research Associates, Inc. has an outstanding opportunity for a GIS & Visualization Developer to provide user interface development and tools for analysts providing Counter-WMD Mission Support. This position requires knowledge of HTML/CSS/Javascript in order to build data/visualization focused analytic tools and prototypes. Problem sets will likely involve user interface challenges to balance usability while displaying information dense tools. The ideal candidate will have experience working with charting/mapping tools such as (Highcharts, D3, ESRI Javascript, Leaflet) or a strong interest and aptitude in learning interactive graphical UI development.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in software development or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Experience with HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • Experience with Highcharts, D3, ESRI Javascript, Leaflet
  • Top Secret clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information based on a current and valid Single Scope Background Investigation
  • Knowledge and use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience
  • UI/UX Experience
  • Knowledge of agile software development mindset tools (JIRA, Git, Jenkins)
  • Knowledge of modern web frameworks and development practices (templating, React/Angular/Vue, SPAs, dependency management, and build tools)


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 1100 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

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