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Since 1995, Applied Optimization, Inc. has led in solving complex problems for the United States government, strategic partners, and industry. We specialize in interdisciplinary research and development in the applications of astronomy and physics to the collection and analysis of electro-optical brightness data for objects in space that are either too small or too far to be observed as a resolved image with telescopes.

  • In space situational awareness, we develop algorithms for the control of optical equipment and the collection, calibration, reduction, and analysis of brightness data from man-made space objects in earth orbit.
  • In materials science, we develop algorithms for the control of materials processing equipment as well as for the collection, reduction, and analysis of materials data for structural and engineering components.


Our mission is to work collaboratively to change the world. Here are just a few ways several members of our team are doing that…


AO_WPAFBWe are currently seeking new members for our team. We are professionals who want to make a difference and bring candidates’ rigorous academic backgrounds to a dynamic environment where technical discovery is a daily pursuit. We are seeking candidates who will be key members of the team that collect, analyze, and implement next-generation scientific algorithms in space or material science.

All positions are located in Dayton, Ohio, less than twelve miles from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, one of the largest and most important installations of the United States Air Force.


We are currently accepting applications for the following positions.

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Members of our team are encouraged to pursue advanced degrees as well. We commit to creating an environment where ideas are shared with a diverse team of colleagues. We are, therefore, fortunate to have top-tier universities in the greater Dayton metropolitan area.

AO fosters a culture of lifelong learning including the acquisition of new skills. We offer competitive salaries and benefits alongside a meaningful career:

  • Bonus Program
  • Comprehensive medical plan including health, dental, life, and disability
  • Vacation, holiday, and personal leave
  • Education assistance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer contribution
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Professional Development Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts

AO_EEOCApplied Optimization, Inc. fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. It is our policy to provide employment, compensation, and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. We do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation upon request during the application process to eligible applicants in order that they may be given a full and fair opportunity to be considered for employment. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we intend to comply fully with applicable federal and state employment laws and the information requested on this application will only be used for purposes consistent with those laws. To the extent required by applicable law, Applied Optimization, Inc. maintains a smoke-free workplace.