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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, Africa

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 Africa. 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: jobs2014@aware.com.

NOTE: Please include "Sales Engineer, Africa" 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.

Requirements:

  • 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: jobs2014@aware.com.

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



Senior Software Engineer Biometrics (JAVA)

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 understanding of server application development for commercial software.  This position requires a team player with very strong technical skills to develop commercial-grade software based upon Aware’s existing and new product ventures.  This position requires an organized individual, adept at implementing complex technical plans as directed. The engineer will possess the personal skills to interface directly with Aware’s customers requiring support and service of Aware’s products

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

  • 5+ years experience developing commercial applications
  • Full mastery of Java language (threading, file/stream IO, collections, etc.).
  • Strong object-oriented design and development background
  • Good understanding and application of design patterns and UML
  • Experience with performance optimization of software applications
  • Strong degree of comfort with web and workstation UI technologies (HTML, Javascript, Flex, Java Applets)
  • Knowledge of SOA based applications (Web Services, XML, SOAP, WS-*)
  • Significant experience working in both Unix/Linux and MS Windows environments
  • Experience with creating customer builds and using source control tools
  • Experience in C++ programming helpful.
  • Experience developing code in the MS .NET Framework using C# or VB.NET helpful.
  • Knowledge of signal processing and image processing including algorithmic implementation experience helpful.

 

All qualified candidates may submit cover letter and resume to: jobs2014@aware.com.

NOTE: Please include "Senior Software Engineer Biometrics (JAVA)" 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: jobs2014@aware.com.

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



Software Engineer (C++)

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


Responsibilities

Able to take a team-based approach to writing software product engineering specifications, designing and implementing APIs to support the specifications, and to support Aware’s customers as they integrate the Aware software into their applications. The ability to shift focus quickly from one project to another and to allocate personal resources to more than one project at a time is important.


Requirements and Skills

  • Experience with C++ and objected oriented programming
  • 0-5 years of experience developing software
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or EE
  • Understanding of signal processing and image processing principles a plus
  • Experience developing code in C# using the MS .NET Framework a plus
  • Working knowledge of Java or Python a plus

All qualified candidates may submit cover letter and resume to: jobs2014@aware.com.

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

 


Research Scientist, Biometrics

Aware, Inc. has been a leading provider of state-of-the-art, commercial, off-the-shelf, biometrics software since 1992.  We are looking for world-class engineer scientists who excel at algorithm development and have the enthusiasm and motivation to push the envelope in advanced biometric system design. Aware seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Research 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 research engineer with experience in image analysis, a solid understanding of pattern recognition concepts and strong algorithm development expertise. This position requires an organized individual with robust technical skills who is adept at understanding and solving complex technical problems.

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 and medical imaging applications. The Research Scientist will work with engineering staff to integrate research algorithms into commercial-quality software for advanced product development and enhancement. 

Requirements: 

  • degree: Ph.D. in computer science,  EE or related discipline
  • training or work experience in image processing, pattern classification, machine learning,  image analysis
  • proven track record of algorithm development and software implementation
  • excellent communication skills

Preferred:

  • experience with large datasets, empirical testing, experiment design, statistical data analysis
  • iris, face, and/or fingerprint matching experience a plus
  • experience with distributed systems, parallel processing
  • strong background in mathematics and statistics
  • 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: jobs2014@aware.com.

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

 



Quality Assurance Engineer

Aware seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Quality Assurance Engineer to join its team of engineers at its headquarters in Bedford, MA. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated engineer with an understanding of modern software engineering principles and commercial software development. This position requires a team player with very strong technical skills to assist in development of  commercial-grade software based upon Aware’s existing and new product ventures. The Quality Assurance Engineer will be a technical resource for the staff, and will possess the personal skills to interface directly with Aware’s customers requiring support and service of Aware’s products. The ability to shift focus quickly from one project to another and to allocate personal resources to more than one project at a time is important.


Requirements and Skills:

  • Experience with one or more programming/scripting languages
  • 0-5 years of experience  in a software quality assurance role
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or EE
  • Knowledge of source control, bug tracking tools
  • Technical background in UI workflow design a plus
  • Knowledge of automated test methods a plus
  • Working knowledge of Python a plus

All qualified candidates may submit cover letter and resume to: jobs2014@aware.com.

NOTE: Please include "Quality Assurance Engineer" in the subject line.

 

 


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