Riverside Research Institute

Software Engineer- Computational Scientist

Location US-OH-Beavercreek
ID 2024-3275
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

Produce clean, efficient code based on specifications. Work with developers to design algorithms and flowcharts. Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing systems. Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development life cycle. Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware, or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance. Monitor functioning of equipment to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications. Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. Develop or direct software system testing or validation procedures. Direct software programming and development of documentation. Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces. Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.


  • Assists in developing state-of-the-art computational electromagnetics (CEM) software and tools
  • Aides in designs, development, documentation, testing (validation and verification) and debugging software
  • Supports code development activities such as documenting requirements, developing test plans, and performing software validation and verification activities
  • and evaluates test data, prepares technical reports, recommends methods and procedures required to meet design objectives on new or improved products and/or processes
  • Applies new methods, algorithms, or processes, and evaluates and communicates conclusions
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining standards and best practices for software development
  • Evaluates new industry standards and best practices for suitable adoption
  • Becomes a subject matter expert in computational methods, software engineering, applied mathematics/physics, and/or modeling and simulation
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance
  • Education and Experience:
    • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computational Science or closely related field with software development experience
    • Bachelor's with 3+ years of experience, or
    • Master's with 0+ years of experience
    • Relevant years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • 3+ years programing experience with languages like C, C++ and/or Fortran
  • Familiarity with software development on and for Linux or other Unix-like systems
  • Familiarity with Python, Unix shell scripting and similar languages
  • Familiarity with version control software applications
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, written and verbal
  • Willingness to learn and perform other duties as assigned
  • Ability to travel (less than 10%) 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active Security Clearance, TS/SCI (with poly preferred)
  • Experience working collaboratively on software development
  • Experience with the full software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Experience with parallel programming on high-performance computers (MPI and/or OpenMP)
  • Experience developing cross-platform (Windows and Linux) software
  • Additional STEM degree in physics, electrical engineering, or applied mathematics or experience developing software for scientific applications
  • Familiarity with electromagnetic wave theory
  • Familiarity with linear algebra and numerical solutions techniques or numerical algorithms

Global Comp

$100,000- $150,000 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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