Radar System Engineer - Maritime and Next-Generation Radars

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Job Description


Are you interested in playing a critical role in fielding the US Navy 's next-generation family of radars? Do you enjoy working in a creative environment with an integrated team of highly motivated radar engineers, scientists, and software developers? If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.


The Surveillance Architectures and Sensor Algorithms Group is seeking a Radar System Engineer to help field the next generation of Advanced Surface Navy radars. You will help identify problems that impact mission requirements and will have the opportunity to propose novel solutions and algorithms that improve performance. You will also study and perform detailed analysis on advanced radar performance using high-fidelity physics-based simulations. This work often extends into systems engineering tasking that involves integration of radar, combat system, and missile simulations.


As a Radar System Engineer, you will…

  • Creatively apply your technical skills to identify and solve problems
  • Apply signal and data processing tools, and disciplines including machine learning and optimization, to large data sets
  • Perform detailed, deep-dive analysis to root-cause performance observations and drive design
  • Work as part of a team of radar system engineers, analysts, scientists, and software developers
  • Collaborate with combat system and missile engineers in systems engineering tasking
  • Present analysis both internally and to sponsors and prime contractors to advise and guide program direction
  • Grow your radar knowledge under the tutelage of radar subject matter experts


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you have a...

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent technical degree
  • At least 1 year of engineering-related experience
  • Enthusiasm for and interest in to gaining an understanding of radars and/or physics-based phenomena affecting radar or communications systems
  • Familiarity with Matlab, Python, or similar mathematical analysis tools
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel up to 5% of the time if needed
  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Secret level 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 a...

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent technical field
  • 3+ years of professional experience in radar, aerospace, RF, hypersonics, or other technical-related systems engineering domain
  • Strong background in Matlab, Python, or similar mathematical analysis tools
  • Leadership experience or interest in assuming leadership roles
  • Experience with advanced DoD radars and combat systems


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.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.



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 Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. 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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