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At ASTi, we make computer hardware and software systems that provide intercom and radio communications, audio and special sound effects, speech recognition and artificial intelligence capabilities, and cloud-based training to help make better pilots, soldiers, and sailors.

ASTi is a small company with about 50 employees, and we've been in business since 1989 without a single layoff.

We offer a relaxed atmosphere, excellent compensation, and generous benefits starting with four weeks of vacation, a company-paid retirement plan, and medical insurance. We were also included in Washingtonian magazine's "50 Great Places to Work" multiple times.

Want to join the team? Here are the positions we are currently filling:

Okay, so you're a great engineer, but you're looking for more in a career than just engineering, right? Advanced Simulation Technology inc. (ASTi) wants to hire a Project Engineer who can contribute a unique mix of engineering, product development, customer interaction, and business acumen. This position is technical, engaging, and unique. The right candidate is a self-starter who seeks the mantle of responsibility and leadership, and who is ready to contribute from the get-go.

Who are we?

At ASTi, we make computer hardware and software systems that provide intercom and radio communications, audio and special sound effects, speech recognition and artificial intelligence capabilities, mainly for the simulation and training industry. That's a lot to absorb, so an example may be in order.

Think about someone who is learning to be a commercial airline pilot. The stuff we make helps them learn how to communicate with air traffic control (ATC), other aircraft, and even the copilot sitting next to them. When they climb into a big flight simulator, everything they hear—from the cockpit air whooshes and electronic beeping to the engines roaring during takeoff to all the crew intercom and aviation radio traffic—comes from ASTi systems. We do that for military and civilian training and simulation, and not just for airplanes.

We offer a relaxed atmosphere, excellent compensation and generous benefits, starting with 4 weeks' vacation, company-paid retirement plan, and medical insurance. We were also included in Washingtonian magazine's "50 Great Places to Work" three times. We hope you like dogs, too, because we have a rotating cast of canine characters in the office every day.

As an ASTi Project Engineer, our reputation is in your hands. You will interact directly with a number of different customers, each with their own unique problem. You will apply and develop your engineering skills to design custom solutions, identify and advocate product enhancements, and determine business opportunities. Your dedication and customer support—before, during and after the sale—will impact the profitability of the company, as well as our standing in the marketplace.

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This is a full-time position in Herndon, VA. We don't expect you to be able to take on the full complement of responsibilities on your first day. You just need to have the ability to learn and grow. Some top-level things we will expect of you:

  1. Invent and develop new products/capabilities to meet customer needs; investigate and integrate innovative technologies into products and solutions.
  2. Design and build network communication systems.
  3. Build simulated comms and sound environments for game and training applications.
  4. Become a Project Lead and Project Manager (simultaneously!) to ensure the success of your customers' projects.
  5. Learn and apply business skills.

You should have:

  1. Strong engineering, technical, and problem solving skills
  2. Good communications skills
  3. A college undergrad degree. Let's say Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Math, Physics or some other technical degree.

Experience with networking, distributed systems, signal processing, GNU/Linux, Windows, programming (C, Python, Go, JavaScript), VoIP or web tech is definitely a plus, but not required to apply for this job.

Applicants should submit their qualifications to jobs@asti-usa.com.

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You should join Advanced Simulation Technology inc. (ASTi) if you're a talented programmer who enjoys devising innovative ways to use new technology in product development just as much as you enjoy writing solid code. You don't have be an anonymous code jockey toiling away in a cubicle. You will have the opportunity to play a key role in determining the future of our products, technologies, and company.

We expect everyone to be comfortable working in small teams of 2-4 people and up to the challenge of managing their own tasks and time without direct supervision. It requires that you be willing to learn new and challenging things, adapt to a changing environment, and accept responsibility for your projects, decisions, and code.

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This is a full-time position in Herndon, VA for the right candidate with strong problem-solving and analytical skills which they can apply to produce high-quality and well-tested code.

You'll get to work with a number of really smart people on a broad range of technologies to develop networked voice communication solutions. We don't expect you to know how to do all this stuff on day one, but we imagine that our new Software Engineer will quickly learn how to:

  1. Build user-friendly interfaces to hide some of our products' complexity, and to enhance our users' experience
  2. Work with signal processing, e.g. compression, noise cancellation, 3-dimensional spatialization
  3. Work with natural language processing to help bridge the gap between humans and machines (although not to Skynet levels)
  4. Research and develop solutions using the latest cloud and web-based technologies
  5. Work alongside our Application Engineers to support our customers and build new products

What We Use

Here's a list of technologies we currently use; we hope that you have experience in one or more (or all!) of them: C, C++, C#/Mono, Python, JavaScript, Go, Node.js, AngularJS, CouchDB, MongoDB, AWS, WebRTC, Linux, and Windows.

Applicants should submit their qualifications to jobs@asti-usa.com.

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You should come work for ASTi if you’re interested in exploring the wonderful, multifaceted world of information technology. From help desk to network and systems administration to DevOps architecture, ASTi can offer the right candidate an opportunity to learn and employ skills in all these areas, and more!

Who are we?

At ASTi, we create audio and communications systems that are used for training pilots and vehicle operators in a real or virtual environment. We have over 500 military and commercial customers around the world. For the I.T. department, however, our customers are our co-workers. Our goal is to support the other departments at ASTi (about 50 people) so they can effortlessly develop, sell, and ship our products without worrying about technical infrastructure issues.

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This is a full-time position at the office 5 days per week (read: not remote) in Herndon, VA. The ideal candidate will have an I.T.-related degree or at least a few years’ experience in a related field.

Our co-workers use a variety of systems including Mac, Windows and Linux. We support everything from standard desktops and peripherals to critical-path development and build servers. Some are hardware while many are virtualized both on-premises and in-the-cloud. And, of course, we have a lot of cybersecurity requirements to keep track of.

This position requires a breadth of knowledge unlike what you would normally find in the I.T. jobs landscape. As such, your willingness and capacity to learn and master the I.T. skills we need are just as, if not more, important than your class or work history.

Some of the things we use include: AWS services, VMware ESXi, ProxMox, Nginx, Python virtualenv, pfSense, VLANs, Active Directory, Duo MFA, Liongard, SentinelOne, and CyberCNS.

We offer a relaxed atmosphere, excellent compensation and generous benefits, starting with 4 weeks' vacation, company-paid retirement plan, and medical insurance. We were also included in Washingtonian magazine's "50 Great Places to Work" three times.

Applicants should submit their qualifications to jobs@asti-usa.com.

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You should come work for ASTi if your dream is to be a Military Sales and Business Development Representative. At ASTi, we create audio and communications systems that are used for training pilots and vehicle operators in a real or virtual environment. In this position, you would use resources like Sam.gov, Deltek GovWin, and others—alongside attending exciting forums and conferences—to identify, qualify and capture new business opportunities for ASTi in the government and defense industry.

This is a full-time position in Herndon, VA and offers you the opportunity to travel once or twice a month.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and foster business relationships with government and defense industry stakeholders
  • Discover opportunities and effectively communicate ASTi's capabilities to decision-makers and those they lean on to identify solutions
  • Lead pre-proposal activities, track new opportunities, and support our responses to RFIs and RFPs
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) and other procurement approaches
  • Coordinate with internal teams to track opportunities, update progress, and report to management

Qualifications

  • You must be eligible to obtain a security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree or technical background in Science, Technology, or Engineering with 5+ years of Sales or Business Development experience
  • You must be able to travel as required

Nice to Haves

  • Practical knowledge of military Modeling, Simulation, and Training (MS&T) and/or military operational communications equipment
  • Military or adjacent experience
  • Experience and contacts within relevant government agencies

Visit our website to learn more about benefits and corporate culture.

Applicants should submit their qualifications to jobs@asti-usa.com.

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You should come work for ASTi if you're interested in a part-time job helping to make sure that our customers get what's coming to them: quality ASTi software! At ASTi, we create audio and communications systems that are used for training pilots and vehicle operators in a real or virtual environment. Part of the overall business involves developing highly specialized software in a number of different flavors, and delivering each of them to a bunch of different customers around the world.

It's a puzzle of "who gets what? and when?" that seems simple in theory, but becomes increasingly complex when you consider that we deliver 7 different software distributions. Some are physically shipped via FedEx, some are delivered electronically, and some are sent both ways. Some variations are sent quarterly, and some more or less frequently than that.

If you're the right person for this position, you will:

  • Be able to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail while fulfilling your duties, thus ensuring remarkable accuracy in your results
  • Be familiar with using a standard office computer setup with all the normal business software (GSuite tools and other web-based resources, for example)
  • Maintain customer delivery data using spreadsheets and internally developed tools
  • Contact customers to verify delivery methods and details
  • Remind customers who have expiring support contracts that it's time to renew
  • Work alongside the Production department for physical delivery of digital media
  • Team up with the I.T. department for sending software over the Internet

As mentioned, this is a part-time position in Herndon, VA that requires you to be in the office during working hours. Here at ASTi, we offer a relaxed atmosphere and competitive compensation. We were also included in Washingtonian magazine's "50 Great Places to Work" three times, which is a lot.

If you're interested in this position, please send your resume to jobs@asti-usa.com for consideration.

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ASTi is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ASTi provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

ASTi and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Consistent with the ADA and Code of Virginia Rights of Persons with Disabilities, it is ASTi's policy to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or candidate with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship for us. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please let us know. ASTi reserves the right to change the essential functions and duties of any position at any time based on business needs and without prior notice to employees or job applicants.