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Principal Research Engineer

Arlington, Virginia


Direct Hire

$180k - $230k

We are working with an innovative R&D partner to the DARPA space who is focused on developing cyber-networking technologies and multi use-case solutions for the Intelligence community. Often times in the federal space, there is an incredible amount of wasted spending when firms are paid to solve single problems. This company aims to bring down spend because their solutions can be used across multiple domains. Working with C++ or C, Linux, and sensor technology. This position is full-time on-site in Arlington, VA. Ideally you will have a clearance, but must minimally be clearable. 

This position is a great way to get involved with the ‘fun’ side of government work and is not legacy heavy, but rather new development driven. You will be working on exciting projects ranging from electronic warfare to cyber networking. They are hiring for hands on Principal Engineers and Leads who can be player coach, leading from the front on new initiatives. Compensation ranges depending on experience, but they are able to put together very impressive compensation packages.

Required Skills & Experience
  • 8+ years of experience with C++ or C programming language
  • Linux
  • Kernels
  • Systems engineering exposure
  • Experience writing complex algorithms
  • Experience working with sensor technology
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • Ability to obtain a secret clearance

Desired Skills & Experience
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Rust
  • Master’s degree
  • Secret clearance or higher

The Offer
  • Eligible for bonus
You will receive the following benefits:
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Vacation Time
  • 401k
*Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis now and in the future.*


Posted by: Joe Little

Specialization: C++