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Senior Programmer

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 an upcoming major federal contract, and we are identifying candidates who would be interested in working with us should we be awarded the contract.  At this stage, we are looking for a Senior Programmer (SP) who will be responsible for planning and conducting research in a state-of-the-art Highway Driving Simulator (HDS) laboratory at a government facility. The HDS provides a platform to study driver performance over a broad spectrum of driving situations as defined by varying highway designs and traffic control devices. An example of this is evaluating the effectiveness of various safety countermeasures developed as a result of identified driver performance problems or driver behavior. The HDS is also used for developing and testing new roadway designs.



  • B.S. degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field.  An advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field is highly desirable.

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in the areas of human factors and simulation research and/or training.

  • Demonstrated experience in designing real-time scenarios to conduct research in the areas of surface transportation and human factors.

  • Proven ability to develop and execute experimental designs and research plans.

  • Record of published peer-reviewed journal articles and research reports, and conference presentations.

  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and writing skills.

  • Excellent team and collaborative skills.

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, apply online by August 2, 2023 at:

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.

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