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Research Scientist
Manassas, VA

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Job Description

Job Summary

Looking for a motivated person with background in computer science/engineering, information systems, applied mathematics, or related fields. Strong programming skills preferred but not required; must have curiosity and creativity to tackle new and challenging problems. Ability to comprehend academic / scientific literature and implement algorithms described in research papers in software is a plus. Prior experience with computer vision, machine learning, data mining, databases, and/or mathematics are a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include research and development of software solutions to practical problems in the areas of image processing, computer vision, biometrics, data management, and information systems. Must work closely with other researchers and engineers to ensure solutions meet customer requirements.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of C++, Python, or Java preferred, experience with libraries such as OpenCV , Boost, BLAS, etc. are a plus. Experience with CUDA/GPU programming is a plus. Experience with databases such as SQL or Mongo is a plus. Experience with Linux and/or mobile operating systems (Android, iOS) are a plus. Must be able to comprehend and synthesize information and translate into technical solutions. Must have good written and verbal communication skills and be willing and able to work both individually and in teams as needed.


BS Degree or higher in computer science / computer engineering preferred. Exceptional applicants with other degrees (e.g., information systems, applied math) or 5+ years of experience and a strong track record of past performance will also be considered.

This position requires the applicant to obtain and maintain a DoD Clearance.


If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please contact our recruiting department at or call 703.368.6107. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.


To learn more about the Benefits offered by Progeny Systems, including a minimum $1,000 sign-on bonus for all new hires, please visit our website at

About Progeny Systems

Progeny Systems is a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including: technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; combat systems; torpedoes; cyber security; biometrics; knowledge management; undersea vehicles; open architecture; electromagnetic maneuver warfare; electronics packaging; and image/video processing/analysis.

As a small business, Progeny Systems is a participant in the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Progeny Systems has a proven track record of transitioning numerous SBIR contract awards into full-scale production, and has also successfully competed with large defense corporations. Progeny System's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research has been critical to our success in developing, producing and supporting numerous mission critical national defense systems.

Progeny has provided highly complex products/programs to the United States Government in collaboration with the following agencies, among others:

* United States Navy
* United States Air Force
* United States Army
* Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
* National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

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