When looking for the right place to hang your hat, consider Raleigh. Often referred to as a “city within a park,” Raleigh’s nationally acclaimed parks system includes more than 8,000 acres. With proximity to both the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Coast, it’s a short trip to the slopes or the beach, while golfers can take advantage of our mild climate nearly year round to improve their swing. But Raleigh is more than just a pretty place. With world-class performing arts, spectacular museums, top universities, cultural events, a growing tech sector, and outstanding health care facilities, Raleigh has it all – including the famous Southern hospitality.

8537 Six Forks Road  •  Suite 600  •  Raleigh, NC 27615-6545  •  United States  •  Tel: 919-582-3300

What We Do

At ARA’s Raleigh offices, we perform a wide variety of technical work ranging from advanced modeling and simulation to augmented reality to intelligence support. Here we will embrace your strengths and help you grow them through mentorship with more senior staff, as we work with the latest and greatest technology. Our advanced capabilities include:

  • Advanced Modeling & Simulation Systems
  • Nuclear Environments & Systems Assessment
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance
  • Special Operations Services
  • Operations & Research Services
  • Analytics, Cloud & Edge Solutions

Additionally, our Facilities include:

  • Cleared, SAP, and SCIF facilities
  • SEI CMMI Level 3
  • Sensors Lab
  • Government owned/ARA Operated Test Sites

To see current openings, go to: www.ara.com/careers

In the Office

Our offices are rapidly growing, and we are passionate about inclusion and diversity in our workplace. We value our people and embrace a collaborative, team-oriented atmosphere in which every individual voice matters. We hold monthly meetings to recognize new hires, celebrate each other’s successes, and learn what our colleagues are working on. We also understand the need for flexibility during the COVID-19 Pandemic and can support remote work for certain roles.

About Us

At ARA, we look not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes ARA such a great place to work. Some of the social impact aspects we have implemented at our division include monthly get-togethers, team outings to local baseball games in the summer, board game lunches, holiday party, corn hole tournaments, chili cook-offs, community volunteer events, and more.

ARA offers a competitive salary (DOE), Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) & 401(k) with matching program, our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, flex spending, telehealth services, company-paid life & disability insurance including paid maternity disability leave through our company-paid short-term disability benefit, domestic partner coverage, dependent care flex spending, pet insurance, relocation opportunities, floating holidays, tuition reimbursement, professional development as well as flexible schedules with remote/work from home options. Our local Raleigh, NC office also provides access to a cafeteria and a free gym for employees.

In the Community

Outside of the office, ARA employee-owners are highly involved in our communities and support a variety of charity organizations like Warmth for Wake and Women’s Shelter and are frequently represented at area networking and hiring events.

Our Passion

ARA is passionate about inclusion and diversity in our workplace, and in 2018 40% of our new employees voluntarily self-identified as protected veterans. (Source-AAP EOY 2018 Veterans Data Collection Report). Additionally, we initiated the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women in order to maximize career and professional accomplishments.

Where We Live

Neighborhoodscout provides a broad range of information about NC as well as Raleigh specific information on crime, schools, real estate & demographics.

The NC School Report Cards site provides information about school-and district-level data in a number of areas. These include student performance and academic growth, school and student characteristics, and many other details.

Get Offline is a great resource to find upcoming events in the area!

Budgeting your Move to Raleigh

This cost of living calculator may help you to compare cost of living in Raleigh with your current city.

Awards & Accolades

Raleigh, NC

Ranks in 10 Best Cities in the U.S. to Move to Right Now
– Curbed, 2020
Named the Best U.S. City to Find a Job in 2020
– Glassdoor, 2020
Raleigh-Durham Ranks 5th in the Nation for the Life Sciences Industry
– CBRE, 2020
Raleigh Ranks Among the Best Tech Towns
– CompTIA, 2020
Raleigh Named one of the Safest Cities in America
– WalletHub, 2020
Raleigh Ranks Among Best Places to Retire
– Forbes, 2020
Raleigh Ranks 15th Most Pet-Friendly Cities
– WalletHub, 2020
Raleigh Ranks in Top 10 Most Recession-Resistant Cities
– SmartAsset, 2020
Raleigh Named one of the Best State Capitals to Call Home
– Wallet Hub, 2020
Raleigh Ranks Among Top 10 Best Cities to Work from Home
– SmartAsset, 2020
Raleigh Ranks Second on Numbeo’s Quality of Life Index for 2020
– Numbeo, 2020
Raleigh One of The Best Places to Raise a Family on a Budget
– The Motley Fool, 2020
Raleigh Ranks Among Top 10 Metros for Millennials Who Want to Relocate
– Commercial Café, 2020
#3 Best City for Millennials to Relocate
– INDYWeek, January 2020
Listed Among ‘Most Livable’ Up-and-Coming Markets for Tech Jobs
– Zillow, January 2020
#4 Fastest City for Internet Speeds in U.S.
– WRAL Tech Wire, December 2019
Raleigh is the 2019 Best City to Drive In
– WalletHub, September 2019
Raleigh ranks 2019’s 11th Best Big Cities to Live In
– WalletHub, July 2019
Raleigh ranks 2nd in 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live
– livability.com, May 2019
Raleigh Ranks 3rd Best in Quality of Life in the World
– NUMBEO, March 2019
Raleigh is 2nd in Most Family-Friendly Cities Poll
– Homes.com, February 2019
#2 Most Family-Friendly Cities Poll
– Homes.com, February 2019

ARA on Forbes’ Annual List of Best Employers

Many companies say their employees are their greatest asset. At ARA, we don’t just say it; we live it every day by fulfilling our purpose to provide a work environment that challenges and rewards our efforts, provides opportunities for us to grow, and allows us to pursue work we are passionate about.

Check out how ARA ranks among mid-sized Aerospace & Defense companies in Forbes’ annual list of best employers.