Principal Scientist – Analytics

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STR is seeking experienced Principal Scientists to lead the development and execution of advanced research programs to deliver analytic capabilities to our national security customers. At STR, Principal Scientists provide the technical leadership for multi-disciplinary teams of scientists and engineers on programs ranging from proof-of-concept demonstrations of novel technologies to the implementation of fully integrated operational systems. Successful candidates should have experience leading effective research teams, familiarity working with national security customers to understand their missions and needs, and a track record for delivering high impact capabilities.

STRs Analytics Division develops and deploys a wide range of algorithmic technologies for defense and intelligence applications. Our current mission areas include Command & Control (C2), Targeting & Target Development, Indications & Warning, and Algorithmic Warfare. We have active research programs focused on artificial intelligence for Joint All-Domain C2, collaborative autonomy, automatic target recognition, tracking, pattern of life modeling, activity-based analytics for event detection, causal modeling for political & military analysis, adversarial machine learning, image and video processing, natural language processing, and the detection and characterization of information operations.


As a Principal Scientist at STR, you should have a technical background in analytics development and a drive to solve the most challenging national security problems. Ideally, you will have the following qualifications:

* An advanced degree in a relevant technical field such as electrical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, physics, or another natural science or engineering discipline.
* A track record of innovation, conceiving new applications of technology to solve National Security problems.
* Experience writing successful proposals to national security sponsors such as DARPA, IARPA, AFRL, ONR, NRO, NGA, and DIA.
* Experience transitioning new capabilities to operational users in the Department of Defense (DoD) and the US Intelligence Community (IC).
* Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams and presenting technical materials to colleagues, sponsors, and end users.
* Active or recent security clearance.

Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

We’re not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can’t do it alone, though – we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

_STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws._

_If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your name, phone number and email address._

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws