Riverside Research Institute

Software Developer

Location US-VA-Centreville
ID 2024-3272
Software Development
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

We are seeking a Full Stack Software Engineer with a robust background in UI/UX design and development, specializing in Python and geospatial visualization technologies such as Kepler.gl, Deck.gl, and Mapbox. This role is critical for developing intuitive and impactful user interfaces for complex datasets and analytics, enabling users to interact with and understand large-scale geospatial data effectively.


  • Design, develop, and implement user interfaces that provide seamless user experiences for geospatial data visualization and analysis platforms.
  • Work with Large Language Models (LLMs) to integrate natural language processing capabilities into our applications, enhancing user interaction and accessibility.
  • Leverage expertise in Python for both backend and frontend development, ensuring robust, scalable, and high-performance solutions.
  • Utilize Kepler.gl, Deck.gl, and Mapbox for creating dynamic and visually compelling geospatial visualizations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including data scientists, GIS specialists, and software developers, to define and meet project requirements.
  • Ensure software quality and maintainability by conducting code reviews, writing unit tests, and documenting software designs and implementations.


Required Qualifications:


  • Ability to obtain and sustain a Top Secret clearance after starting, with a preference for candidates holding an active Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, GIS, Engineering, or related field with a minimum of 5 years of related experience, or 3 years with a Master’s degree, or relevant experience with a PhD.
  • Strong proficiency in UI/UX design and development, with a portfolio showcasing geospatial visualization projects.
  • Expertise in Python programming and experience with LLM frameworks (e.g., crewAI, LangChain)
  • Demonstrated experience with geospatial visualization libraries and tools, such as Kepler.gl, Deck.gl, and Mapbox.
  • Ability to obtain and sustain a Top Secret clearance after starting, with a preference for candidates holding an active Top Secret/SCI clearance.

Desired Skills:


  • Familiarity with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud) and containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Global Comp

$90,000 -$145,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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