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AINS Inc. is an information technology company, in business since 1988, and now serving more than 380 client organizations with IT products and services. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, AINS has customers throughout the Washington Metro area. AINS develops and licenses COTS software products for enterprise document management, case management, and workflow management. AINS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

For full-time employees, AINS offers:

  • Competitive pay & incentives
  • Annual leave and holidays
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Career growth
  • Education cost reimbursement

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Business Analyst (Mid-Level Software Requirements)

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Business Analyst (Mid-Level Software Requirements)

Position Description: AINS, Inc. has an exciting and challenging position for a software requirements analyst (BA) on a large IT project providing application operations and maintenance, COTS integration and software development services and business solutions for more than 50 mission systems in the Federal Government. The candidate will be responsible for eliciting, documenting and managing the system requirements for a portfolio of applications, ensuring that the requirements are understood by stakeholders, are detailed for implementation by the development teams and are testable by the QA teams.  In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible the maintenance of a wide array of software documentation.  The work location is in Arlington, Virginia.

General roles & responsibilities: 

  • Interview and collaborate with stakeholders at multiple management levels to obtain requirements
  • Document and manage software requirements
  • Provide support for Developers, Test Team and client stakeholders in the creation and implementation of requirements
  • Develop and update software Documentation
  • Develop and update User Guides
  • Design Document/RTM drafts
  • Develop software Release Notes
  • Develop Process Analysis and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Provide Process and system diagrams using available tools
 Mandatory Skills:
  • At least five years of experience in software requirements analysis and documentation
  • Ability to work with all levels of client from end users to managers to obtain detailed system requirements
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to facilitate working meetings, ask probing questions to elicit requirements and ability to understand the feedback to comprehend client responses to translate into documentable requirements. 
  • Critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Excellent writing skills to clearly document and communicate stakeholder requirements at various levels from high level to detailed.
  • Experience in creating system and user documentation is also required.
  • Microsoft Office tools including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with modeling tools such as Visio and requirements management tools such as Contour or Jira is a plus.   
  • US citizenship - Active DoD Secret Clearance is required
  • B. S. degree or equivalent experience

Inside Software Sales Rep

Inside Software Sales Rep

AINS is a fast paced, high growth adaptive case management software technology company and a recognized leader in our field.  The Inside Software Sales Rep will leverage and grow their knowledge of the Case Management/BPM market to sell AINS solutions. The ideal candidate has a 3-5 year track record of inside sales success and is looking to make a significant impact for their customers. 
Position Summary
AINS is seeking an entrepreneurial inside sales performer who has demonstrated experience generating business within government and commercial markets.  This is an opportunity for an aggressive and focused inside sales professional to sell enterprise case management solutions and services to prospective clients.
Characteristics of a successful AINS inside Software Sales Rep 
  • Proven track record as an inside sales representative (software sales a plus) driving outbound phone sales campaigns
  • Eager to learn,  motivated to grow and understands a sense of urgency
  • Hunter-type personality
  • A confident overachieving who is accustomed to being a top producer
Position description
  • Drive outbound phone sales campaigns
  • Develop and manage a complex sales cycle from opportunity to closure
  • Work closely with Marketing, Lead Development Reps, and Sales management to develop focused campaigns
  • Manage all sales activity and monthly forecasting of revenue in
  • Stay current with competitive landscape and industry/sector trends
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of successful quota carrying inside sales
  • BS/BA Degree

Senior Technical Writer

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The Senior Technical Writer will take ownership of all documentation under a software product line, authoring complex technical documents including user manuals, installation guides, training materials, release notes and more. This individual will partner with other teams including software development, customer support, marketing, and technical support to understand and respond to customer documentation needs. The Senior Technical Writer will maintain and improve legacy documentation as well as develop new documents to support emerging features and applications.


  • Bachelor's degree in Technical Writing, Journalism or an English-related discipline
  • Experience authoring highly-technical documentation for software systems or IT project teams: 5 years
  • Experience with Adobe RoboHelp and the Microsoft Office suite (2010, 2013)
  • Ability to manage a full suite of documentation for a product line
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond quickly to customer needs
  • Ability to competently perform all functions in the technical writing process including writing, proofreading, editing and formatting documentation for different platforms, media and audiences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with version control processes and platforms (SharePoint, Visual Studio)


  • Experience in writing documentation for off-the-shelf commercial software for government agencies
  • Understanding of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Understanding of basic project management principles, particularly requirements and schedule management
  • Independent contributor and go-getter
  • Ability to work as part of a team and flexibility in approaching tasks
  • Comfort working with standard documentation processes
  • Ability to quickly understand complex systems and explain them to varied audiences
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines, often with quick turnaround
  • Internal drive, intellectual curiosity, willingness to learn and a desire to help customers succeed

Senior Microsoft Windows Active Directory Administrator - Active Secret Clearance

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AINS has an exciting opportunity for a talented Senior Microsoft Windows Active Directory Administrator with migration experience to support a Windows Active Directory migration from 2003/2008 to 2012 (or most recent version) on a federal services contract. The candidate will work closely with the Server Operations, application and middleware teams to develop, test and implement the migration strategy from 2003/2008 to 2012. The candidate will be responsible for producing the SOPs which will be used for the production deployment. Familiarity with scripting technologies such as VB and/or Powershell is desired. Familiarity with Riverbed SteelFusion hardware is desired. Work will be performed out of the client’s facilities in Arlington, VA and Washington DC.
Task Description: 
The candidate must be able to gather requirements and help architect, plan and implement system solutions for a Windows platform to meet customer requirements.  Experience with web servers, databases, networks, cabling, new installations and migrations, and security scanning tools is required.  Experience with deploying and supporting Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and 2016 STIG.  
Off-shift coverage will be required for support of systems and/or scheduled maintenance and system upgrades. The ability to write shell scripts and utility programs for Windows system maintenance is also a plus. Experience with Riverbed SteelFusion is desired.
Candidate must have experience in development of implementation guides based on NIST 800-53 moderate and high impact baselines and also must have Federal customer experience and be able to obtain federal Top Secret level security clearance, if needed. To be successful in this position, the candidate must also display excellent teamwork skills, written and oral communication skills, and formal documentation skills.
Required skills/Level of Experience:
Position requires 7+ years of experience with the following: 

  • Experience with windows migrations and active directory upgrades
  • Experience managing Microsoft Active Directory to include implementation of GPOs to support the implementation of STIG settings on file and print services, DNS, Domain Controllers and application servers
  • Managing Windows systems, including Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Window Server 2012, to include 2012 STIG deployment
  • Building, configuring, and managing Microsoft Windows servers in multi-tenant enterprise environments
  • Experience with Enterprise Backup software
  • Harden Windows operating systems to STIG compliance
  • Experience managing Active Directory architecture and replication in a multi domain environment
  • Experience with Active Directory design
  • Experience with large scale datacenter design and operations

Position requires 2-3 years of experience with the following:

  • Experience working with virtual infrastructure (i.e. VMWare) required
  • Experience utilizing VB/Powershell to automate common functions
  • Experience migrating large infrastructures from physical to virtual environments
  • Experience/awareness of SCCM methodologies


  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
  • ITIL v3 Foundations Certification
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Security Clearance

  • US Citizenship required

Active DoD Secret clearance required


Application Developer (Active DoD Secret Clearance)

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Application Developer (Active DoD Secret Clearance)

Location: Pentagon (Arlington)
Status: Employee
Duties: Experienced in customer system and programming methods, techniques, and procedures. Ability to serve as principle web-based developer and provide primary design and functionality enhancements.  Ability to provide Webmaster functions, updates to website content, reevaluation and enhancement of website functionality, verifying website links, and verifying compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Experience in analyzing software upgrades and provide recommendations for implementation. Experience in management and engineering analysis services, assisting with DoD/DON statutory and regulatory requirements for IT portfolio management in all life cycle stages.  Experience in management with engineering services related to network system design, server consolidation, Information Assurance, and application development. The contractor shall have a working understanding of ColdFusion and/or Java development. The contractor shall have a background in Information Assurance techniques and tools and shall understand and be able to apply the complexities of the Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).

Minimum Experience: High level of functional competency with IIS web applications 

  • 2 years of experience developing and deploying applications and tools using ASP.NET C#, LINQ, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Java, Microsoft SQL, ColdFusion, and XML
  • 2 years of experience debugging and modifying existing applications in various programming languages
  • 2 years of experience with change management processes and software lifecycle management
  • 2 years of experience with automated and manual unit testing for custom software applications
  • 1 year of experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server
  • DoD 8570 IAT II certifications

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