top of page

We design, build and test software and hardware solutions for navigation  / PNT challenges.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Navigation in GNSS-denied environments

  • Optical Targeting & Tracking

  • Visual Navigation

  • EO / IR sensor development

  • GNSS-denied testing onboard truth data

  • Radar Development

  • Linear & nonlinear control solutions 

  • Aircraft Structural Analysis

  • Autonomous Vehicular Control

  • Rapid Prototyping and Test & Evaluation

  • Flight Test Planning & Execution

  • Airworthiness Assessments + Certification

  • Multiple USAF TPS graduates on staff

  • Over 7500 hours flight time, 30+ MDS (fighter / bomber / transport / private


  • Team of engineers and pilots with military, industry and academic backgrounds and Test & Evaluation expertise

  • Diverse portfolio of projects and contracts for clients in the DoD, NASA, and aerospace industry

  • Committed to providing innovative software and hardware solutions with unparalleled support

  • FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER), CFI, CFII, Commercial, ATP 

  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic with Inspection Authority (A&P/IA)

  • 100% US Citizens

Careers - Now Hiring

Navigation Software Engineer - Dayton, OH Area

Our dynamic team of software engineers, flight test experts, aerospace engineers, and pilots design and build rapid prototypes, test them on the ground and in the air, and deliver products to our customers. VRA is committed to providing innovative solutions with unparalleled product support. Our success depends on a dynamic team of insightful team members who can translate requirements into intelligently designed solutions to solve our customers’ urgent mission needs. We are a growing small business seeking to add driven team members in the Dayton, OH area.


Job Description
This position is involved in all engineering and software development life cycle activities with limited supervision and requires the ability to implement concepts defined by the principal engineers. The successful engineer will collaborate with a multi-discipline engineering team and demonstrate an ability to rapidly learn complex software architecture and GNSS user equipment components. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, software, aerospace, electrical or mechanical engineering

    • Master's degree preferred​

  • Minimum 2 years software development professional experience with aerospace or robotics / autonomous system applications

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Due to security requirements, U.S. citizenship is required.

  • The candidate must be able to obtain a U.S. Secret Clearance

In addition to the basic qualifications listed, the ideal candidate will bring experience from the following specific systems and engineering tools:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with C/C++ and Python programming

  • Experience with GPS/GNSS technology, inertial navigation systems, and estimation techniques

  • Experience with real-time optimized computer vision libraries, tools, and hardware such as OpenCV and PyTorch framework 

  • Experience with Git or equivalent software version control system

  • Experience in embedded real-time software development environments

  • Familiarity with front-end / web stack frameworks

  • Desire to work in the field of computer vision, avionics and navigation algorithms, robotics, and experience troubleshooting electronics and hardware systems 

  • Desire to work with geospatial software technologies such as GDAL and postGIS

VRA compensation and benefits packages include competitive industry salaries and options for retirement plan contributions, medical, vision and dental insurance, paid time off and paid holidays.
The selected candidate will be expected to work onsite at the company’s Dayton, OH facility.


VRA maintains strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen. This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Secret Clearance Post-Start is required. 

VRA is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because of a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state and local laws.

Veth Research Associates, LLC was founded by Michael Veth, PhD after a 20 year career in the USAF, where he served as a Flight Test Engineer, Navigation and Control Researcher, Professor, and Program Manager. We have grown into a group of talented PhD and MS level engineers with government and industry experience. We have developed solutions for many industry leaders and government agencies. 


Veth Research Associates, LLC Company Profile

Please Contact us to apply or to discuss your next project.

Michael Veth, PhD, President & CEO

  • LinkedIn Basic Black
bottom of page