ARKA is purpose built to drive a culture of innovation in technology, capabilities and partnership. We’re looking for your unique ideas and creative problem-solving to help us continue our legacy of innovation and engineering success. We provide the resources and opportunities to help you thrive in your career. Together, we can define the new beyond for you and our customers.
Who We Are
ARKA helps create a safer nation, driven by innovation, mission performance and advanced engineering.
We bring leading capabilities that address the needs of the warfighter, including world-class optical and photogrammetry technologies, ground processing and analytics and next-generation space solutions for today and tomorrow.
Our employees’ energy, innovative mindset and passion drive all we do. At ARKA, you’re empowered to invent the future and inspired to bring your best to work every day.
EXCEPTIONAL WORKFORCE. EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS.
The success of our mission starts with our incredible team. At ARKA, we are committed to investing in our employees’ well-being and creating a space where you can thrive. From comprehensive health care and financial planning to professional development, discover the wide range of benefits that we offer.
Health & Wellness
Choose from comprehensive medical plans through UnitedHealthcare ― plus vision, dental and our Employee Wellness Rewards Program.
Plan for your future with a 401(k) that features multiple investment options and a generous company match.
We’ve got our employees covered with company-paid life insurance, AD&D insurance and disability coverage.
Dream even bigger. We offer financial assistance for employees pursuing an approved job-related degree.
Vacations & Holidays
Spending time with family and friends is important. Our employees get paid holidays and paid vacation.
Be there for moments that matter. We offer paid military leave, paid parental leave and flexible sick and personal leave.
Rewards & Bonuses
ARKA offers an All-Employee Bonus Program and a tiered reward program for going above and beyond.
Better together: We offer employees discounted group rates for home & auto insurance, legal assistance and pet insurance.
Mike, who works at our Colorado Springs location, is a veteran Air Force pilot with 20 years in the sky. When he’s not at work, Mike is probably painting. (He even has one of his creations hanging in his office.) He treats his creativity as an asset for his role as a program manager.
“I may think in a different way than most pilots or peers. I’d say I think with both my left and right brain, both technically and creatively. It brings something new to the table.”
Ernesto, who has been with ARKA for 10 years, enjoys the sun and beaches that Puerto Rico has to offer, during trips home to visit family and friends. Here he splashes around at one of his favorite beaches, Cueva Del Indio Beach in Arecibo.
Katie designs and facilitates training opportunities for ARKA employees and customers. A former teacher, she transitioned to the aerospace industry in 2022 and is based in Colorado Springs.
“Even if STEM isn’t your first pathway, there’s always something you can learn to help transition into it. Your diverse background can bring a variety of experiences to a new atmosphere.”
Uchenna, an engineer in Danbury, Connecticut, faces challenges with confidence.
“Taking calculated risks at work can lead to innovation and personal growth. It involves stepping out of comfort zones, welcoming challenges and learning from both successes and failures. When approached thoughtfully, taking risks can be a catalyst for professional development and organizational progress.”
CNC ProgrammerMember of Optical Manufacturing team responsible for machining precision optics using variety of CNC machinery.View Position
Associate Program Planner / SchedulerWork on programs involving high precision optics and electronics used in space/ground-based threat detection warning systems.View Position
Senior, Program Planning / Scheduling AnalystWork on programs involving high precision optics and electronics used in space/ground-based threat detection warning systems.View Position
Supply Chain LeaderStrategic/tactical leadership for supply chain organization including directing, planning, and controlling functional resources that execute procurement and receipt of goods and services. View Position
Principal SDA/Space Control Astro ScientistExtensive experience researching and developing cutting edge solutions for Space Domain Awareness (SDA), Rendezvous Proximity Operations (RPO), and Space Control.View Position
Chief Software ArchitectTechnical leadership, system design, and implementation of complex government system architectures for national critical systems. View Position
FPGA/Firmware EngineerWorking on FPGA, Firmware, and PCB designs around the business hardware portfolio.View Position
Software Engineer - CloudBuild work on the business Cloud Product team.View Position
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How do I search for a job at ARKA? What is the hiring process?
When you search for a job at ARKA, we want your journey to be smooth, personal and meaningful! Our 4-step process provides insights into your job journey with us.
STEP 1: Search ARKA Careers and Apply
Complete our online application and submit your resume. Ensure that your resume is updated and provides our recruiters and hiring managers accurate and complete information about you as an applicant.
STEP 2: Resume Review and Interview Stage
If there are interest and a fit for the position, an ARKA recruiter will reach out via email or telephone and provide information on the next steps in the process.
The recruiter will schedule a preliminary interview via phone or video (Teams, Zoom). Since each job is different, the recruiter will outline this process when they contact you. After the preliminary interview, a follow-up onsite interview or video interview may be scheduled.
STEP 3: Background Check
After the interviews are completed and the hiring manager expresses interest in welcoming you to the ARKA team, you will receive a conditional job offer.
Following a successful background check and any other screenings, you will be formally offered a role on our team.
STEP 4: Time to Start!
If you make it to this final step… good news! We establish a start date. Congratulations and welcome to the ARKA team!
Can I apply for multiple jobs?
Yes, you can apply for more than one job at once, although we suggest you narrow your selections to a few jobs that truly match your skills, experience and interests. An ARKA recruiter will review your resume/CV to determine the best fit for the role.
I’m a veteran, is there anything for me at ARKA?
Veterans are welcome and encouraged to apply to ARKA! Learn more about our available jobs at the Careers section.