Job Description

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Polymers and Soft Materials Engineer

Key Role:

Perform as a member in our elite Digital Battlespace Platform (DBP) team to build next generation technologies for our defense clients leading our materials and science engineering efforts. Help lead a dynamic team responsible for developing, integrating, and testing of digital solutions to create emerging technologies and products for the next generation warfighter. Develop, characterize, and support the scale-up of advanced materials, with emphasis on soft material systems and composites, including synthetic polymers, bio-synthetic materials, and inorganic-organic hybrids for defense and aerospace applications. Utilize various levels of testing for characterization and process development for manufacturing of materials. Advise organizational leadership on emerging technologies and market targets of opportunity for marketing and implementation. Work alongside leadership to ensure soldier solutions are fully integrated to increase business capability and value, reduce cost and risk, foster innovation, and maximize accountability and return on investment. Interact frequently with internal and external management and senior-level customer representatives concerning Booz Allen customer projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, and contractual clarifications. Maintain responsibility for evaluating technical specifications relating to the design objectives of processes or products and evaluate the impact of materials processing on the environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with a broad range of materials science and engineering principles, including materials selection, sourcing, processing, characterization, and development of soft polymeric material systems
  • Experience researching soft material products and working with manufacturers to identify technological solutions that meet client needs
  • Experience working in materials labs, including basic research, product development, and rapid prototyping of soft polymeric material systems
  • Experience translating client requirements to material products and solutions
  • Experience in materials testing, analyzing data, data visualizing, and communicating complex technical recommendations into easily understandable stories to broad audiences
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience working with soft material systems and composites based on inorganic-organic hybrids using material classes, including functional ceramics, biosynthetic materials, including synthetic biology derived materials, and metal organic motifs, including organometallic
  • Experience with the DoD or government related agency programs
  • Experience providing solutions for multiple clients and stakeholders simultaneously
  • Experience identifying, selecting, and recommending materials for various extreme conditions and environments
  • Possession of excellent analytical and problem-solving skills in highly complex environments
  • TS/SCI clearance
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or a related field


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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Grow With Us 

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Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

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At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $60,400.00 to $137,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

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