Why Choose ARA?
Expanding the Realm of Possibility
More than just a slogan, “Expanding the Realm of Possibility” is the essence of our corporate culture and it manifests itself in everything we do. It is our philosophy that with Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) there are no limits, neither in the way we serve our customers nor in what our employees can achieve. At ARA, we improve the quality of the lives of our employees and of our clients while our products and services help to save lives.
We Are Our Employees
As an employee-owned company, we never forget that our employees are our greatest asset. This is the foundation of our business philosophy and it influences everything we do, from recruiting to benefits to professional development. Our employees include nationally-recognized leaders in their fields who work closely with our new employees to ensure they grow and develop into the leaders of tomorrow. This also influences the way we solve customer problems. Our new employees provide fresh ideas and perspectives while experienced colleagues offer the benefit of years in the field.
The ARA work environment encourages employees to pursue their goals. To ensure our employees continue to develop, both personally and professionally, ARA subsidizes technical and professional meetings, seminars, college classes, annual dues, journal subscriptions, and professional certifications. ARA also strives for employees to maintain a good work/life balance, and, as a result, our benefits package is among the best in the industry. Along with the satisfaction of a job well done, ARA offers incentives and bonuses to reward and recognize service and outstanding work.
We Are Leaders
ARA is one of the fastest growing technology services companies in the country. We bring together employees with diverse backgrounds and experience to enhance the creativity and innovation of the mission-critical solutions we provide to our customers. Our reputation for technical excellence and on-time delivery are borne out of our employees and their willingness to take on our clients' greatest challenges.
ARA is consistently recognized as an industry leader, having won more Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research awards than any other company in New Mexico. The Society of American Military Engineers recognized ARA with its Outstanding Member Award, and, in 1998, ARA received the Lockheed Martin Astronautics Best Small Supplier Award. ARA was also recently recognized by the Directed Energy Professional Society by being awarded the Directed Energy Award.
You Are the Future
At ARA, while the challenges are great, the rewards are greater. You receive the benefits of working for a company that is a recognized industry leader but still maintains a close and intimate feel. Come join the team that sets the standard for excellence and makes a difference in the country's future.