Careers

Ashworth & Associates is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) delivering service-based engineering, technical and project management solutions in support of the Federal government. The company offers a spectrum of capabilities and expertise to meet customers’ needs in the areas of system design, development, testing, system deployment and in-service support, for various types and complexities of systems such as combat or weapons systems and information technology systems.

We're looking for enthusiastic, passionate individuals who can learn on the job. Our perks include competitive salaries and a full benefits package consisting of health insurance and a 401k. Ashworth & Associates is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you meet the requirements of any of the following please contact us via email at ashworthassociates1@gmail.com.

201702-001      Data Base Specialist      Starting 3rd, 4th quarter 2017     Experience Desired:  Junior Engineer/Analyst (110): 2 years or less; Engineer/Analyst II : 3 to 6 years;  Engineer/Analyst III : 6 to 9 years

Provides all activities related to the administration of computerized databases. Projects long-range requirements for database administration and design in conjunction with other managers in the information systems function. Designs, creates, and maintains databases in a client/server environment. Conducts quality control and auditing of databases in a client/server environment to ensure accurate and appropriate use of data. Advises users on access to various client/server databases. Designs, implements, and maintains complex databases with respect to JCL, access methods, access time, device allocation, validation checks, organization, protection and security, documentation, and statistical methods. Applies knowledge and experience with database technologies, development methodologies, and front-end (e.g., COGNOS)/back-end programming languages (e.g., SQL).  Performs database programming and supports systems design.

201702-002      Applications Developer     Starting 3rd, 4th quarter 2017     Experience Desired:  Junior Engineer/Analyst (110): 2 years or less; Engineer/Analyst II : 3 to 6 years;  Engineer/Analyst III : 6 to 9 years;  Engineer/Analyst IV : 9 to 12 years

Designs, develops, enhances, debugs, and implements software.  Troubleshoots production problems related to software applications. Researches, tests, builds, and coordinates the conversion and/or integration of new products based on client requirements. Designs and develops new software products or major enhancements to existing software. Addresses problems of systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platforms. Consults with project teams and end users to identify application requirements. Performs feasibility analysis on potential future projects to management. Assists in the evaluation and recommendation of application software packages, application integration and testing tools. Resolves problems with software and responds to suggestions for improvements and enhancements. Acts as team leader on projects. Instructs, assigns, directs, and checks the work of other software developers on development team. Participates in development of software user manuals.

201702-003      Applications Systems Analyst     Starting 3rd, 4th quarter 2017     Experience Desired:  Junior Engineer/Analyst (110): 2 years or less; Engineer/Analyst II : 3 to 6 years;  Engineer/Analyst III : 6 to 9 years;  Engineer/Analyst IV : 9 to 12 years

Formulates and defines systems scope and objectives. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operation time, and form of desired results.  Prepares detailed specifications for programs.  Assists in the design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation of new software and enhancements of existing applications. Works with project managers, developers, and end users to ensure application designs meet business requirements. Formulates/defines specifications for complex operating software programming applications or modifies/maintains complex existing applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents those programs. Provides overall operating system, such as sophisticated file maintenance routines, large telecommunications networks, computer accounting, and advanced mathematical/scientific software packages. Assists all phases of software systems programming applications. Evaluates new and existing software products.

201702-004      Business Systems Analyst      Starting 3rd, 4th quarter 2017     Experience Desired:  Junior Engineer/Analyst (110): 2 years or less; Engineer/Analyst II : 3 to 6 years;  Engineer/Analyst III : 6 to 9 years;  Engineer/Analyst IV : 9 to 12 years

Formulates and defines systems scope and objectives based on both user needs and a thorough understanding of business systems and industry requirements. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operation time, and form of desired results.  Includes analysis of business and user needs, documentation of requirements, and translation into proper system requirements specifications. Provides consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist of most phases of systems analysis, while considering the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.

201702-005      Configuration Management Specialist     Starting 3rd, 4th quarter 2017     Experience Desired:  Junior Engineer/Analyst (110): 2 years or less; Engineer/Analyst II : 3 to 6 years;  Engineer/Analyst III : 6 to 9 years;  Engineer/Analyst IV : 9 to 12 years

Provides configuration management planning.  Describes provisions for configuration identification, change control, configuration status accounting, and configuration audits.  Regulates the change process so that only approved and validated changes are incorporated into product documents and related software.

201702-006      Hardware Engineer        Starting 3rd, 4th quarter 2017     Experience Desired:  Junior Engineer/Analyst (110): 2 years or less; Engineer/Analyst II : 3 to 6 years;  Engineer/Analyst III : 6 to 9 years;  Engineer/Analyst IV : 9 to 12 years

Provides analysis related to the design, development, and implementation of hardware for products. Develops test strategies, devices, and systems. Performs stress and performance tests on a variety of computer hardware including circuit boards, processors and wiring.

201702-007      Helpdesk Specialist      Starting 3rd, 4th quarter 2017     Experience Desired:  Junior Engineer/Analyst (110): 2 years or less; Engineer/Analyst II : 3 to 6 years;  Engineer/Analyst III : 6 to 9 years

Responds to and diagnoses problems through discussion with users. Ensures a timely process through which problems are controlled.  Includes problem recognition, research, isolation, resolution, and follow-up steps. Supervises operation of help desk and serves as focal point for customer concerns. Provides support to end users on a variety of issues. Identifies, researches, and resolves technical problems. Responds to telephone calls, email and personnel requests for technical support. Documents, tracks, and monitors the problem to ensure a timely resolution. Provides second-tier support to end users for either PC, server, or mainframe applications or hardware. Interact with network services, software systems engineering, and/or applications development to restore service and/or identify and correct core problem. Simulates or recreates user problems to resolve operating difficulties. Recommends systems modifications to reduce user problems.

201702-008      Network Specialist        Starting 3rd, 4th quarter 2017     Experience Desired:  Junior Engineer/Analyst (110): 2 years or less; Engineer/Analyst II : 3 to 6 years;  Engineer/Analyst III : 6 to 9 years

Provides technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations. Designs, builds, and implements network systems. Directs compilation of records and reports concerning network operations and maintenance.  Troubleshoots network performance issues.  Analyzes network traffic and provides capacity planning solutions. Monitors and responds to complex technical control facility hardware and software problems. Interfaces with vendor support service groups to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance. Performs system-level design and configuration of products including determination of hardware, OS, and other platform specifications. Provides quality assurance review and the evaluation of new and existing software products. Helps with oversight for all information systems operations activities, including computer and telecommunications/ communications operations, data entry, data control, LAN/MAN/WAN administration and operations support, operating systems programming, system security policy procedures, and/or web strategy and operations. Provides the routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network facilities (including power, software, communications machinery, lines, modems, and terminals). Utilizes software and hardware tools and identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting network performance. Troubleshoots network systems when necessary and makes improvements to the network.

201702-009      Quality Assurance Specialist        Starting 3rd, 4th quarter 2017     Experience Desired:  Junior Engineer/Analyst (110): 2 years or less; Engineer/Analyst II : 3 to 6 years;  Engineer/Analyst III : 6 to 9 years

Provides development of project Software Quality Assurance Plan and the implementation of procedures that conforms to the requirements of the contract. Provides an independent assessment of how the project's software development process is being implemented relative to the defined process and recommends methods to optimize the organization's process. May be responsible for all activities involving quality assurance and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. Conducts audits and reviews/analyzes data and documentation. Develops and implements procedures and test plans for assuring quality in a system development environment which supports large databases and applications.

201702-010      Systems Engineer        Starting 3rd, 4th quarter 2017     Experience Desired:  Junior Engineer/Analyst (110): 2 years or less; Engineer/Analyst II : 3 to 6 years;  Engineer/Analyst III : 6 to 9 years;  Engineer/Analyst IV : 9 to 12 years

Provides analysis related to the design, development, and integration of hardware, software, man-machine interfaces and all system level requirements to provide an integrated IT solution.   Develops integrated system test requirement, strategies, devices and systems. Directs overall system level testing.

201702-011      Training Specialist        Starting 3rd, 4th quarter 2017     Experience Desired:  Junior Engineer/Analyst (110): 2 years or less; Engineer/Analyst II : 3 to 6 years;  Engineer/Analyst III : 6 to 9 years;  Engineer/Analyst IV : 9 to 12 years

Assesses, designs, and conceptualizes training scenarios, approaches, objectives, plans, tools, aids, curriculums, and other state of the art technologies related to training and behavioral studies. Identifies the best approach training requirements to include, but not limited to hardware, software, simulations, course assessment and refreshment, assessment centers, oral examinations, interviews, computer assisted and adaptive testing, behavior-based assessment and performance, and team and unit assessment and measurement. Develops and revises training courses.  Prepares training catalogs and course materials. Trains personnel by conducting formal classroom courses, workshops, and seminars.

201702-012       Administration/Clerical      Starting 3rd, 4th quarter 2017     Experience Desired:  Junior Associate : 2 years or less; Associate I : 3 to 6 years

Responsible for developing, drafting, writing and editing reports, briefs, proposals, and other documents in support of a client’s requirements. Interfaces with personnel to coordinate meetings, maintain logs, records and files, provides end-user support, and performs general administrative duties. Assists in budgetary, billing, and financial management. Responsible for preparing and/or maintaining systems, programming and operations documentation, procedures and methods, including user reference manuals.