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Optimization Researcher
Systems & Technology Research in Woburn, Massachusetts
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Date Posted 03/22/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

STR is a privately-owned, rapidly growing business focused on research and development (R&D) for the defense and intelligence communities. STR has approximately 200 employees at sites in Woburn, MA, Dayton, OH and Arlington, VA. We are a nationally recognized leader in research areas including data analytics, sensors and signal processing, electronic warfare, cyber, video and image understanding, command and control, and precision navigation. Several programs have transitioned advanced technology to military and intelligence users. While our primary focus is on serving US Government customers, we are pursuing commercial applications as well.

Job Description:

  • Conduct research to apply optimization techniques on real world applications

  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team to solve problems

  • Position may involve travel to customer meetings and/or data collections and experiments

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD, MS, or BS degree with relevant experience in electrical engineering, mathematics, operations research, or related technical discipline

  • Solid mathematical and analytical skills

  • Expertise in modern optimization theory

  • Familiarity with convex optimization, combinatorial optimization, and approximate methods

  • Ability to conduct survey literature to determine state-of-the-art, incorporate recent research and apply to current problem

  • Strong Matlab (or similar scientific computing) programming skills

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to describe complex technical concepts to fellow researchers as well as to non-technical people

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance (US Citizen)

STR seeks to provide an outstanding work environment for its employees with excellent benefits and competitive compensation. Full-time employees enjoy 401(k), profit sharing, health and welfare benefits, subsidies for training and conference attendance to foster continued learning and development, and a casual yet technically challenging work environment.

At STR, we are dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive community to create an environment that is innovative, collaborative and empowering. STR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants must be US Citizens.

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