Let’s Do Something Great


Why Areté?

Areté is perhaps the most exciting career choice you will ever make. We produce truly novel sensing solutions through a diverse mix of seasoned leaders in their respective fields complemented by dynamic young minds.

What makes us a great option is how we work. We use first principles thinking. Over two thousand years ago, Aristotle defined a first principle as “the first basis from which a thing is known.” In other words, we look at the inherent nature of the materials we work with and break a problem down to its fundamental principles. We put it all on the table. Then we get to work.


The Talent We Look For

As Employee-Owners, every Aretésian is highly valued — from our scientific and technical disciplines to our preeminent support professionals. At Areté we are all passionate about excellence.

  • Physicists
  • Electrical engineers
  • Lidar & image-processing engineers
  • Software engineers
  • Data analytics scientists
  • Mathematicians
  • Systems Engineers
  • Image & Computer Vision Scientists
  • Radar exploitation scientists
  • Engineering and scientific aides
  • Security professionals
  • IT professionals
  • Contracts
  • Human resources
  • Purchasing
  • Facilities management

We Are

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Bringing software and hardware together to create reliable sensing applications for the military and for commercial business is not easy. But it is a rewarding challenge.

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We really appreciate people who know how to work in a team. Collaboration is about working together using everyone’s ideas and strengths and being willing to try something new.

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We wouldn’t have such a great reputation for designing sensor systems if we didn’t hire people who think outside the box. We like to say we punch above our weight class.

Create your own job path

At Areté, you can create your own job path. Want to add a new technology or science to your skillset? Create a project of your own? We’re all about initiative and cross pollination. Many of our research and development efforts begin as a novel thought by a recent hire.

We value collaboration, so you’ll always find a mentor or colleague when you need one. We’re passionate about knowledge, so we provide financial help to pursue advanced studies.


Our science and technology tends to fall into one of these specialties (although you may be involved with several or all of them):

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Deep analytics
  • Low size, weight & power sensors
  • Real-time processing
  • Networked surveillance
  • Remote sensing
  • Weak signals detection
  • Models and simulation
  • Field tests & measurements
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Systems integration
  • Production


The employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a retirement plan designed to provide employees with a meaningful stake in Areté as well as future economic security. The ESOP invests in company stock, meaning that when the company does well, your shares go up.

Total Rewards


  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Time Off
  • Charitable Gift Matching
  • Community Engagement
  • Collaborative, Creative Work Environment

Health and Wellbeing

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Fitness Reimbursment

Professional Development

  • Educational Assistance
  • Work Certification Assistance
  • Professional Dues and Subscriptions
  • Training
  • Mentorship

Financial Wellbeing

  • Competitive Pay
  • Bonus and Incentive Awards
  • Employer Contribution to Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)
  • Employer Contribution to 401(K) Plan
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employer Contribution to Long-Term Care Insurance

Aretesians in Action

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Aretesians socializing
Optical field testing
Navy mine detection testing
Software field test
Areté’s famous welcoming atmosphere
Health and wellness opportunities
Sensor testing
Passive sensor field testing
Airborne sensor tower testing

Equal Opportunity Employer

Areté Associates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email our Recruitment Team at jobs@arete.com or call: 818-885-2200. Determinations will be made for accommodation requests on a case-by-case basis. Please click here to review our Affirmative Action Policy and Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Statement.