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Senior Software Development Engineer - C++/Java

Company: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labor
Location: Laurel
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:


Do you have experience with developing software for warfighter capabilities and are you passionate about using innovation and technology to solve technical challenges? We are looking for a Software Developer to join our close-knit prototyping team developing capabilities that enable warfighters to harness a diverse set of sensors and data sources to accomplish a variety of missions that are of high importance to the defense of our nation!As a Senior Software Development Engineer, you will...

  • Prototype solutions to unaddressed, crucial military operational shortfalls through research, conceptualization, design, implementation, and evaluation as a member of an established team that has fielded numerous highly regarded capabilities Subject areas differ widely over time, but current projects focus on cognitive communications systems, non-kinetic warfare, and improving the exploitation of airborne sensor data through object tracking, multi-sensor correlation, data management, and operational data display.
  • Perform system design and software implementation of proof-of-concept prototypes incorporating several engineering fields: software development, signal/video processing, pattern recognition, high-performance computing, applied mathematics, network/web services, and visualization.
  • Support prototype evaluation, experimental operations at military facilities, and transitions of capabilities to government or industry.

    You meet the minimum qualifications for this position if you:
    • Earned a BS in EE, CS, or related field.
      • Have at least 7 years of experience in complex software development particularly in the areas of database system design, signal processing, environmental sensing, or software defined radios. Significant knowledge of C++ or Java in a Linux/Unix environment is also needed.
      • Are highly creative and interested in novel challenges. Self-starter able to work effectively in a demanding, multi-tasking environment.
      • Possess excellent interpersonal skills.
      • Have the ability and interest to work collaboratively in a close team environment.
      • Can support occasional travel and work at government and military facilities including underway on US Navy ships and aircraft, requiring work outside of and in excess of normal working hours.
      • Are able to obtain a Top Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you have:
        • An advanced degree in EE, CS or related field.
        • 12 years of demonstrated ability with complex software development
        • Desire to build computer science/software development expertise to address challenges with groundbreaking solutions.
        • Strong ability to successfully apply educational background to real-world engineering problems.
        • Experience in leading software development efforts.
        • Active Secret clearance. Why work at APL?The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at (
          About Us

          APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

          APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Only by ensuring that everyone's voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

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