Careers at Aware

Aware, Inc. is a leading global provider of biometrics software products to governments, system integrators, and solution providers for identity-centric security applications including law enforcement, border management, credentialing, access control, defense, and intelligence.   We are a NASDAQ-listed company founded in 1986 and based in Bedford, Massachusetts with approximately 60 employees. Aware offers competitive salaries and benefits, and provides challenging and rewarding work with leading-edge technologies in a congenial and collaborative environment. We are conveniently located in Boston’s technology corridor, near Route 128.


Biometrics and Imaging Software

Sales Engineer: Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)

Aware is seeking a highly motivated and results-oriented individual to join our sales and marketing team as Sales Engineer. The successful candidate will possess the skills and personality necessary to work as part of a team with our sales, marketing, and engineering staffs in order to drive growth of our biometrics software businesses in the EMEA region. The primary responsibilities of the person in this role will be to identify, pursue, and close software sales opportunities, to effectively communicate the functionality and value of our products, and to foster strong relationships with customers and potential customers. This new position presents a compelling opportunity for the selected candidate to gain valuable experience, subject matter knowledge, and contacts in a dynamic, high-growth technology field: biometrics, in a geography that is showing extremely promising potential.

Primary Job Responsibilities are:

  • Identify, qualify, prioritize, develop, and close sales opportunities
  • Present and demonstrate software products to potential customers
  • Lead pre-sales and post-sales technical communication, as well as provide frontline technical support with prospects and customers
  • Work closely with engineering to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Actively manage relationships with pre-existing key accounts
  • Collect and report market information and requirements
  • Contribute to coordination of trade show activities
  • Assist with collateral development and advertising activities
  • Identify new product feature requirements
  • Translation of collateral and website content
  • Write and/or translate marketing collateral and proposals

The Successful Candidate Must Have:

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering or computer science
  • At least three years of prior professional engineering experience in the software industry
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel internationally up to 50% percent of the time

Strongly preferred are:

  • Fluency in French
  • Solid understanding of software APIs, software applications, and systems architecture
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment, to build consensus and to help a team achieve its goals


All qualified candidates may submit cover letter and resume to:

NOTE: Please include "Sales Engineer: Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)" in the subject line.

Imaging Scientist

Be part of leading edge research and development at Aware, Inc., a global provider of commercial off-the-shelf, standards-based biometrics software since 1993. We are looking for world-class engineers and scientists who excel at algorithm development and are not intimidated by challenging problems. Aware seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Imaging Scientist to join its research team at its headquarters in Bedford, MA.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, team-oriented experienced research scientist or engineer with a good understanding of image processing, machine learning and pattern recognition. This position requires an organized individual with very strong technical skills who is adept at understanding and solving complex technical problems and eager to explore uncharted territories in biometrics and pattern matching.

Responsibilities include performing advanced algorithm research and development in areas deemed complimentary to Aware’s digital image-based software products with a focus on biometric applications. The Imaging Scientist will work with the engineering staff to implement research results into commercial-quality software for product development and enhancement.


  • degree: Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, EE or related discipline
  • proven track record of algorithm development and software implementation
  • training or work experience in clustering, pattern classification, machine learning, image analysis
  • experience with large datasets, empirical testing, experiment design, statistical data analysis
  • fingerprint matching experience a plus
  • strong background in mathematics, statistics and AI
  • good writing and oral communication skills
  • thorough knowledge and use of modern programming languages and operating systems, including: C/C++/C#, .NET, Java, Visual Basic, in Windows and Linux/Unix environments


All qualified candidates may submit cover letter and resume to:

NOTE: Please include "Imaging Scientist" in the subject line.

Senior Software Engineer Biometrics (C++)

Aware seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Senior Software Engineer to join its team of software engineers at its headquarters in Bedford, MA. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, experienced software engineer with very strong technical skills to develop commercial-grade software based upon Aware’s existing and new product ventures.

Job Responsibilities

The primary job responsibilities will include architecting and developing commercial software products for imaging and biometric applications. This includes development of libraries, sample applications and tools for image acquisition and analysis, and performing system-level test and release procedures. The candidate will also provide assistance to Aware's customers as they install the software at their sites. The candidate must be able to work independently, research and solve problems quickly, and work effectively with other software developers.

Requirements & Skills

  • 5+ years experience developing commercial applications
  • Proficient in C++ programming (object oriented design, design patterns, threading, file/stream IO, collections, unit testing)
  • Experience creating customer builds and using source control tools.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with MS .NET Framework and C# programming a plus
  • Experience with Boost, C++ 11.0 a plus
  • Comfort with web or workstation UI technologies (HTML, Javascript, ActiveX, .NET Framework) a plus
  • Knowledge of signal processing or image processing including algorithmic implementation a plus.
  • Java and Python programming experience helpful.

All qualified candidates may submit cover letter and resume to:

NOTE: Please include "Senior Software Engineer Biometrics (C++)" in the subject line.













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