Database and Network Analyst

High Performance Technologies, Inc. (HPTech) is an infrastructure-centered firm focusing on practice, research, policy, and technology transfer.  HPTech was established in 2003 with the primary purpose of serving the U.S. federal government at their facilities and project sites. Our uniqueness lies in our ability to integrate physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, planning, and policy when developing and delivering infrastructure solutions.


​HPTech is currently pursuing a major federal contract, and we are identifying candidates who would be interested in working with us should we be awarded the contract. The position would be part of a research team conducting studies on new traffic operation concepts and technologies to improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the existing surface transportation system. These activities are aimed at safely increasing the effective handling capacity of the existing roadway system without the expense of building and maintaining new roads. The research currently being performed by the team includes the development and evaluation of systems (hardware and software) and concepts to support Cooperative Driving Automation (CDA); the development of new Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) tools that account for the addition of connected and automated vehicles in the traffic stream, including the development and use of hardware-in-the-loop, software-in-the-loop, and other virtual environments; and investigation of new technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), and use of data collection and information sharing to improve traffic management capabilities and develop decision support systems for managers of traffic operations. The position of Database and Network Analyst is responsible for administering, testing, and implementing computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems.



  • Plan, coordinate, and implement changes to computer databases, including database security measures.

  • Perform duties to design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communication networks.

  • Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability.

  • Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning.

  • Perform engineering duties to analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems.

  • Perform duties to include engineering of the structure of data storage and query systems, and their hardware and software requirements for human input and retrieval of data.

  • Perform duties to explore and implement Big Data approaches including Cloud Computing, Big Data Hosting, and Big Data Analytics.



  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

  • At least 4 years of related experience.

  • Experience with geographical information system (GIS) databases and data collection and management, engineering of local, wide area, metropolitan and national-scale data networks with detailed protocol stack standards, and integration of non-standard networks into open-standard networks.

  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and writing skills.

  • Excellent team and collaborative skills.

  • Experience in a research environment highly desirable.

This anticipated position, which is contingent upon the contract award to HPTech, would be based in McLean, Virginia.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

For timely consideration, submit your resume by April 2, 2021 to:

HPTech is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.