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RII develops cutting-edge software for the government
and military. We use agile development practices and

user-centered design to create innovative software
solutions for complex real-world problems.

We're breaking through the big, slow status quo
with transformative technology that
fundamentally changes and improves the world.

Research Innovations Inc.  Be RIIdiculously awesome.™ 







“You can’t find this stuff on Stack Overflow.
We have to puzzle it out together.”

Frank Hodum, Technical Director, on why the Research Innovations Android team is such a fun challenge.

Our mobile team tackles some of the most compelling problems in security, networking, and application development. Their work requires novel approaches not yet established within the Android community.

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TechNOLOGY we use


Grunt / Gulp


NodeJS / NPM


JavaScript / AngularJS / jQuery




The Team

We're a close-knit group that loves solving problems collaboratively. In addition to working together, we also eat bulgogi, host game nights, and go indoor rock climbing.

 Scott takes a break from the special projects group

Scott takes a break from the special projects group

 When she's not coding, you can find Phoenix curled up with a book

When she's not coding, you can find Phoenix curled up with a book

 Miles thinks hard about DevOps

Miles thinks hard about DevOps

 Amit is a back-end developer

Amit is a back-end developer

 Steve is a full-stack developer

Steve is a full-stack developer

 We love Android so much that we wear the antennae

We love Android so much that we wear the antennae

 Jinat loves Google Cardboard

Jinat loves Google Cardboard

 James takes his coffee very seriously

James takes his coffee very seriously

We have a wide variety of backgrounds, spanning multiple industries and disciplines. By combining our diverse approaches and experiences we create better products.  Some of the places we've worked before:

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LIFE AT RII:  RIIdiculously awesome  



  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401K matching

  • Paid Reserved Duty for members of the Armed Forces

  • Referral bonus program

  • MacBook Pro and 34" UHD monitors
  • Free subscriptions to Safari Books Online

  • Motorized standing desks

  • Full kitchen stocked with drinks and snacks


  • Free 24-hour gym and locker rooms with showers

  • Walk or take the free shuttle to the Franconia/Springfield Metro Stop

  • All-you-can-drink coffee and espresso

  • Casual office dress code

  • Monthly team events

  • Slack channels for every interest

  • 3D printers

  • Continuing education support



Research Innovations is having a banner year.  Check out some of our media coverage and awards below:

Cyber Expert Brian Shirey HIRED as VP of Cyber Technology

Research Innovations, Inc. announced the appointment of Brian Shirey as Vice President of Cyber Technologies & Solutions.  Mr. Shirey will lead and continue to expand Research Innovations' capabilities to provide innovative full-spectrum cyber solutions to the DoD and Intelligence Community, as well as grow Research Innovations into a preeminent cyber security company... read more.


ellen minderman HIRED as VP OF command, Control, Comms, Computers, & Intel

Research Innovations, Inc. announced the appointment of Ellen Minderman as Vice President of C4I.  Ellen Minderman joined RII as the VP of C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence) where she will manage and grow RII's C4I business line, to include Joint C2, Joint Targeting, Information Operations, and Tactical/Mobile C2 solutions for the U.S. military and its allies.  Ellen brings with her a wealth of industry experience, customer intimacy... read more.



Research Innovations, Inc. announced the appointment of Jack Harrington as its new CEO. He will assume responsibilities immediately and will succeed Rich Briggs, founder, who will continue as Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Board. 

In 1994, Harrington and Briggs cofounded Virtual Technology Corporation, which was acquired in 2006 by Raytheon Company... read more.


RII makes the WT Fast 50

Each year Washington Technology compiles a list of the 50 fastest-growing small businesses operating within the federal market. This year RII landed at number 31.


Rich Briggs, CEO Interview

"Sometimes, even after growing a business and selling it to a large company, the craving for being in the business world does not die away.  At least, it didn't for Research Innovations CEO Rich Briggs... read more.

We're one of DC's Coolest companies

In a year of record-setting applications, RII was named a finalist in DCInno's annual "Coolest Companies" contest. Selection criteria included company products and culture. Finalists will be announced in late September.

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RII named one of virginia's best places to work

Research Innovations landed at number 47 on the 2017 Virginia Business "Best Places to Work" list.  


OFFICE:  photos

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We're always looking for talented colleagues, so send us a resume and introduce yourself by emailing even if you don't fit one of the job postings listed below.  

Research Innovations, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.