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At ASTi, we make computer hardware and software systems that provide intercom and radio communications, audio and special sound effects, speech recognition and artificial intelligence capabilities, and cloud-based training to help make better pilots, soldiers, sailors, and test range operators.

ASTi is a small 40-50 person company, and we've been in business since 1989 without a single layoff.

We offer a relaxed atmosphere, excellent compensation, and generous benefits starting with four weeks of vacation, a company-paid retirement plan, and medical insurance. We were also included in Washingtonian magazine's "50 Great Places to Work" multiple times.

Want to join the team? Here are the positions we are currently filling:

We totally rhymed that on purpose. Okay, so you're a great engineer, but you're looking for more in a career than just engineering, right? Advanced Simulation Technology inc. (ASTi) wants to hire an Application Engineer who can contribute a mix of engineering skills, product development, customer interaction, and business acumen.

As an Application Engineer, ASTi's reputation is in your hands. You will interact directly with a number of different customers, each with their own unique problem to solve. In a typical week you might travel to a customer site, run a training course, design a new interface, solve problems, and write some code. You will apply and develop your engineering skills to design custom solutions, identify and advocate for product enhancements, and determine business opportunities. Your dedication and customer support--before, during, and after the sale--will impact the profitability of the company, as well as our standing in the marketplace.

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This is a full-time position in Herndon, VA for a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. We don't expect you to be able to take on the full complement of responsibilities of this important position on your first day. You just need to have the ability to learn and grow. Some top-level things we will expect of you:

  1. Invent and develop new products/capabilities to meet customer needs; investigate and integrate innovative technologies into products and solutions.
  2. Design and build network communication systems.
  3. Build simulated comms and sound environments for game and training applications.
  4. Become a Project Lead and Project Manager (simultaneously!) to ensure the success of your customers' projects.
  5. Learn and apply business skills.

You should have:

  1. Strong engineering, technical, and problem solving skills
  2. Good communications skills (yes, those writing and public speaking classes are actually good for something)
  3. A college degree. A BS or MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or in Computer Science

Experience with networking, distributed systems, signal processing, GNU/Linux, Windows, programming (C, Python, JavaScript), VoIP or web tech is definitely a plus, but not required to apply for this fantastic opportunity.

Applicants should submit their qualifications to jobs@asti-usa.com.


Advanced Simulation Technology inc. (ASTi) would like to hire the right person to help us create the next generation of embedded devices for our audio and communications products. You will play a key role in development, design, and programming for embedded audio and voice-over-IP hardware, and the software that runs on them.

We'll be honest: Working for ASTi requires a commitment to push yourself to learn new things, do a great job, adapt to a changing environment, take on new challenges, and accept responsibility. It might sound a little daunting at first, but these qualities will ensure your success at ASTi, and will ensure that we keep making world-class audio & comms products like we have since 1989.

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This is a full-time position in Herndon, VA for a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who can apply a mix of engineering, technology, and development skills to help invent and build elegant embedded solutions in a small 2-4 person team.

Here are some of the things you'll be doing at ASTi. You don't have to know how to do it all on your first day, but we think our new Embedded Software Engineer will quickly learn to:

  1. Write software for embedded devices running ARM and x86 architectures on platforms like Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black
  2. Create software build tools for testing and debugging; this means you should also be pretty good at troubleshooting hardware and software integrations
  3. Understand project requirements, create designs to fulfill them, and understand how design decisions impact costs

You should have:

  1. Some experience with networking, distributed systems and GNU/Linux
  2. Programming skills using C and Python
  3. A college degree. Seriously. A BS or MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or in Computer Science

Familiarity reading schematics, and using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and JTAG debuggers are a plus.

Applicants should submit their qualifications to jobs@asti-usa.com.


You should join Advanced Simulation Technology inc. (ASTi) if you're a talented programmer who enjoys devising innovative ways to use new technology in product development just as much as you enjoy writing solid code. You don't have be an anonymous code jockey toiling away in a cubicle. You will have the opportunity to play a key role in determining the future of our products, technologies, and company.

We expect everyone to be comfortable working in small teams of 2-4 people and up to the challenge of managing their own tasks and time without direct supervision. It requires that you be willing to learn new and challenging things, adapt to a changing environment, and accept responsibility for your projects, decisions, and code.

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This is a full-time position in Herndon, VA for a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has strong problem-solving and analytical skills which they can apply to produce high-quality and well-tested code.

You'll get to work with a number of really smart people on a broad range of technologies to develop networked voice communication solutions. We don't expect you to know how to do all this stuff on day one, but we imagine that our new Software Engineer will quickly learn how to:

  1. Build user-friendly interfaces to hide some of our products' complexity, and to enhance our users' experience
  2. Work with signal processing, e.g. compression, noise cancellation, 3-dimensional spatialization
  3. Work with natural language processing to help bridge the gap between humans and machines (although not to Skynet levels)
  4. Research and develop solutions using the latest cloud and web-based technologies
  5. Work alongside our Application Engineers to support our customers and build new products

What We Use

Here's a list of technologies we currently use; we hope that you have experience in one or more (or all!) of them: C, C++, C#/Mono, Python, JavaScript, Go, Node.js, AngularJS, CouchDB, MongoDB, AWS, WebRTC, Linux, and Windows.

Applicants should submit their qualifications to jobs@asti-usa.com.


Advanced Simulation Technology inc. (ASTi) is looking for an experienced software engineer to help us develop and refine realistic automated interactions with computer-generated (CG) entities. These interactions are between human aircraft pilot trainees and CG entities like air traffic controllers, ground crew, and the pilots of other aircraft, for example, at a busy airport.

Our product, Simulated Environment for Realistic ATC (SERA), is used by commercial and military airplane and helicopter training schools to teach new pilots the proper way to communicate during flight using "serious games". SERA is used throughout the full gamut of training devices from low-fidelity setups all the way through the highest level of FAA-certified flight simulators.

As the right coder for this position, you should be familiar with object-oriented programming and be able to jump into our existing codebase. This position is less about the programming language than your resourcefulness and skillset. You'll be developing and debugging software for complex in-game interactions involving processing loops, event polling, update handlers, concurrency issues, etc. Since we're dealing with simulated airplanes in the training environment, you'll get bonus points if you have experience with geospatial data, vehicle movement algorithms, dead-reckoning, etc.

You should also have between 2–5 years' experience doing this sort of thing.

This is a full-time position in Herndon, VA for a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. ASTi started in 1989, and has since become a leader in sound and communications for the training and simulation industry. We have fewer than 50 employees, and offer some fantastic benefits; just check out our website. ASTi has made Washingtonian magazine's "50 Great Places to Work" three times.

Relevant websites for your reference:
asti-usa.com/jobs (Career hub on corporate website)
seraatc.com (SERA product website)

If you're interested, email your resume to jobs@asti-usa.com.