Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. With revenues of $125M+, and a staff of more than 630, Riverside Research provides high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems. Riverside Research also supports advanced technical education and collaborates widely with university researchers.

The company was formed from a respected research laboratory at Columbia University and has a current focus on technical areas including Radar systems, Optics and Photonics, Electromagnetics, Plasma physics, Geoint, Masint, Systems Engineering, and Modeling & Simulation.

Riverside Research’s open innovation R&D model encourages both internal and external collaboration to accelerate innovation, advance science, and expand market opportunities. In 2015, Riverside Research expanded its facility in Dayton, OH, adding a 30,000 square-foot Open Innovation Center (OIC). The OIC is a collaborative R&D environment that fosters creativity, synergy, and ultimately delivers innovative solutions to current and anticipated challenges. The OIC sets the standard for collaborative innovation and is dedicated to promoting research across the company. Riverside Research has additional research facilities in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Centreville, VA; and Champaign, IL.



Job Number: 887

Riverside Research is seeking a Software Engineer (Mid-level) with good experience to work in our Lexington, MA office. We are searching for a candidate that has worked in an environment with good software culture, promoting best practices and processes. We seek a motivated and collaborative employee who will be comfortable working within a cohesive software development team. This candidate will implement features and services in our software system, assist in the planning of designs, write code to fix bugs and expand functionality, and help to maintain a software system that includes multiple services, components, and clients, including a web client and a client-server thick client.

 All Riverside Research opportunities require US citizenship.

Job Duties:

  • Full life-cycle software development participation, from feature conception and requirements generation to software architecture and design, implementation, build, deployment, testing, and support.
  • Areas of focus may include application architecture, software design, user-interface and experience, database management, client-side and server-side development, web application development, testing frameworks, and understanding and integrating with DevOps tools.
  • Collaborate with project manager and other development team members to continue to define and develop a robust, high-quality software system that can be accessed on both desktop environments and web clients, with an eye for extensibility to leverage and display different types of data in the future.
  • Ability to work directly with databases and other data stores in order to collect information and potentially perform certain levels of statistical analysis.
  • Interact with stakeholders, customers, and users to understand operational strengths and weaknesses and help define roadmap and future focus areas for the software system.
  • On occasion, provide direct customer support and technical assistance to users of the software.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Knowledge of current best principles, practices, and procedures for design, development, implementation, deployment, and testing with respect to modern software applications and servers.
  • Two years of professional programming experience with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent work and professional experience that is documented and can be demonstrated.
  • Experience with modern software technologies, architectures, and frameworks that are used in enterprise client-server stacks or web application stacks. Examples include: Java, Kotlin, JavaScript, TypeScript, Spring, Hibernate, Angular, Node, and Python.
  • Exposure to database technologies related to modern software application stacks. Examples include Cassandra, MariaDB, Postgres, HBase, MySQL, MSSQL, and MongoDB.
  • Experience user interface and user experience design and implementation.
  • Knowledge of and exposure to designing, building, and implementing REST API endpoints according to well-defined best practices.
  • Strong technical documentation skills.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated desire to grow and learn new technologies.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Experience and knowledge in the areas of dependency injection, software services, and componentization of designs.
  • Strong experience in object-oriented design and implementation.
  • Strong experience in functional programming design and implementation.
  • Understanding of REST, web services, and web security.
  • Some full stack development and architecture experience, including, but not limited to, web services, client-server communication, database modeling, tiered server software design, user facing interfaces, and the frameworks related to these items.
  • Exposure or some experience with Angular framework and related JavaScript client-side libraries.
  • Exposure or some experience with Java, Spring framework, Kotlin, and related client and server-side libraries.
  • Experience with different software development methodologies, including agile.
  • Experience with the tools that are used for managing software lifecycle processes such as JIRA, Confluence, and Bamboo.
  • Experience with source control systems, such as Git, and related tools such as BitBucket, Fisheye, and Crucible.
  • Some experience with Cassandra, Kafka, Minio, Elasticsearch, HBase, Hadoop, Lucene, Python.
  • Exposure or knowledge of machine learning algorithms and tools such as naïve-bayes, decision trees, neural networks, and TensorFlow.
  • Familiarity with natural language processing libraries and tools.
  • Organizational skills to make progress on multiple elements and complete tasks quickly within the constraints of clients’ timelines and budgets.
  • Good data analysis skills.
  • Some experience or exposure in the areas user interface and user experience design and implementation.
  • Some experience or exposure in dealing directly with customers in a productive and iterative fashion.




Riverside Research does not mandate COVID vaccination as a condition of employment. However, proof of vaccination or negative test may be required to enter certain government facilities and sites. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site-specific requirements. To protect the health and safety of its employees, their families, and to comply with customer requirements, the company requires all employees to disclose vaccination status (upon hire). 


Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

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