Physicist / Electrical Engineer
Company: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Are you passionate about providing real impact to the country's
toughest national security problems?
Are you searching for engaging work with an employer that
prioritizes continual innovation?
If so, we're looking for someone like you to join out team at
Our team is looking to provide our country with groundbreaking
capabilities that push the boundaries of sensor capabilities and
data interpretation. To succeed, we need talented scientists and
engineers! We are looking for individuals with curiosity,
problem-solving skills, and a drive for learning!
The Tactical Intelligence Systems Group of the Asymmetric
Operations Sector is looking for a Physicist, Geophysicist, or
Electrical Engineer to develop inventive, cutting-edge prototype
solutions to challenges in sensor development, electromagnetic
phemonology interpretation and data analysis.
As a Physicist / Electrical Engineer, you will:
- Primarily participate in design and execution of geophysical
sensor field tests for data collection and sensor system
demonstration; as well as processing and quantitatively analyzing
data from multiple sensor modalities
Collaborate with Laboratory, for-profit contractors, and sponsor
teams to address critical sponsor needs
Survey current academic and industry research for
state-of-the-art capabilities in new sensor phenomenology and
generating innovative ideas to benefit the country
Feature extraction and identification over large data sets to
feed automated algorithm development
Effectively communicate results with non-expert audiences
Apply knowledge in electromagnetic theory, quantitative
analysis, and signal processing to sensor solutions for challenges
facing our sponsors
Work independently and on teams to engineer hardware and
Explore promising research and maintain/gain the technical edge
required for projects. Share and develop new approaches and
Collaborate to document and support hardware design and software
analytics, and clearly present status and results to internal and
- Some limited travel (up to 10%) to customer sites and field
tests may be required. Occasional weekend and other after-hours
work required to handle and/or complete critical
project/work-related business needs
You'll meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
Possess a B.S. degree in Physics, Geophysics, Electrical
Engineering, or related technical field with 2 years of relevant
Have an understanding of and interest in designing and/or
developing electromagnetic wave sensing applications
Possess basic knowledge of sensor or signal processing
Have a minimum of one year of programming experience
- Are able to obtain a Secret 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
- Possess a M.S. or PhD degree in Physics, Geophysics, Electrical
Engineering, or a related field and 5 years of relevant
- Understand common digital signal processing methods and
approaches used to organize and analyze large data sets
- Have expertise with programming languages such as MATLAB, Lab
VIEW, and C/C
- Have experience with design and optimization of embedded Linux
systems and are experienced with PCB design software such as
Altium, Cadence/Allegro/OrCAD, or NI Multisim/Ultiboard
- Are experienced with team-based development and testing of
- Possess the ability to lead development/research projects
- Have an Active, current Department of Defense security
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
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 www.jhuapl.edu/careers.
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