Riverside Research Institute

Software Engineer with UI/UX

Location US-OH-Beavercreek
ID 2024-3333
Research & 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

Riverside Research is seeking a creative Software Engineer to support implementing a GUI for physics-based antenna design and analysis.
This individual will work with a small team of computational physics experts and graphical user interface (GUI) developers in an Agile environment to build a Qt interface in C++, utilizing domain knowledge to aid the user in defining simulation parameters. This individual will also develop 3D visualizations of the antenna mesh, its material attributions, and simulation results using the Visualization Tool Kit (VTK) and develop 2D visualizations of the results through Python’s Matplotlib package. This position offers the enviable opportunity of developing a new application to be utilized by a large community of engineers solving novel problems.  Work location can be at any one of our facilities in Ohio (Dayton) or Illinois (Champaign). 



Job Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with a team, develop the graphical user interface (GUI) for a computational electromagnetics (CEM) software product in C++ and Python
  • Support all phases of the software development lifecycle: requirements collection, planning, design, implementation, and testing
  • Interface with expert users to understand their needs
  • Apply User Experience (UX) best-practices to improve the usability of the software
  • Develop collaborative relationship with Government customer and other mission partners
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Math, Physics or a related field. Relevant years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • 2 years of C++ programming experience in a Linux environment
  • At least one of the following:
    • Experience developing and/or using computer-simulated physics models from electromagnetics, acoustics, fluid dynamics, or similar
    • Basic understanding of radio-frequency, mm wave, IR, and/or optical systems
    • Experience developing graphical user interfaces (GUIs) in Qt, GTK+, WinUI or similar 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience performing data-analysis using Python
  • Data-visualization using OpenGL- or Vulkan-based 3D visualization systems such as VTK
  • 3-5 years of C++ programming experience in a Windows environment

Global Comp

$110,000- $130,000 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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