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: 936

Riverside Research is seeking a Senior Open Architecture (OA) Architect to support the Air Force customer on their research and development efforts. As a key member of Riverside Research, the Senior OA Architect will work closely with the Government customer to implement state-of the-art OA mission capabilities.

The chosen candidate will serve as a senior technical member of a team consisting of software engineers, data architects, cybersecurity engineers and researchers to develop and demonstrate technology and advanced component prototype solutions to evolve and expand emerging OA standards and approaches for current and next-generation Air Force and DoD weapon systems. The engineer will provide mature, robust OA solutions to rapidly integrate mission systems, facilitate mission system capability evolution, as well as sustained competition across the system life cycle.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Survey and monitor progress of current and emerging OA standards
  • Perform gap analysis to determine deficiencies in current OA standards and technologies
  • Collaborate with the Government in the OA Management Standards Governance process
  • Lead the preparation and submittal of changes to OA standards and documentation
  • Architect and design software systems and systems of systems
  • Lead the design of feasibility/interoperability studies for OAs
  • Perform as the SME on OA standards and technologies
  • Mentor engineers in the architecture of open standards
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or other related STEM degree
  • Experience with C++ and Java programming languages
  • 5+ years of experience iteratively designing and developing software architectures
  • 2+ years of experience developing and refining open architecture standards
  • Experience with cross-platform development (Linux and Windows)
  • Experience with source control (Git)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Open Mission Systems (OMS)
  • Experience with interoperability studies between OA standards
  • Experience with Data Distribution Services (DDS)
  • Familiarization of avionics subsystems such as mission computers, navigation, communication links, weapons systems, electronic warfare and common avionics sensors
  • Experience building highly scalable distributed system-of-system applications
  • Familiarity working with serial interfaces, analog and digital I/O, TCP/IP, and avionic buses such as 1553 and ARINC 429/615/629/717

 

 

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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