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Systems & Technology Research Research Engineer in Woburn, Massachusetts

STR's Analytics Division builds state-of-the-art technologies to support analysts, decision makers, engineers, and other end users in the national security community. Our projects span multiple different data modalities and incorporate advanced algorithms, deep learning, and statistical techniques to uncover patterns in social media, structured and unstructured text, time series, geospatial, and imagery data. The tools and technologies we develop have real world impact and are used by analysts to extract and enrich intelligence information around the globe.

As a Research Engineer, you will join an agile team and solve large, complex problems that have a direct impact on national security and defense. You will decompose problems, research, and develop new algorithms, prototype ideas and solutions, and deploy capabilities to end users. You will work across multiple projects and interact with real data sources to develop impactful solutions to real problems. You will work collaboratively with other engineers and interact with end users and customers to understand requirements and mission needs. We are looking for people at all levels of experience.


Who you are:

  • Degree in mathematics, computer science, engineering, computational sciences, or a related field

  • Experience working research projects outside of a classroom setting

  • A versatile problem solver who is passionate about solving a variety of algorithmic and engineering challenges

  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages such as Python, C++, or Java

  • Motivated collaborator who’s comfortable communicating to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Even Better

  • MS or PhD in mathematics, computer science, engineering, computational sciences, or a related field

  • Published research in scientific journals, conferences, or conference talks

  • Personal development projects or entrepreneur skills

  • Active TS or TS/SCI 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 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