Full Job Description
Do you like contributing to the development of cutting edge tools and techniques?
Are you looking for an opportunity to make significant impact on our nation’s information operations?
If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you.
We care about quality design and development for cyberspace capabilities to make an operational impact, and we invite you to be part of a creative team that implements solutions to large-scale, complex problems in the cyber operations domain. We encourage collaboration across the laboratory as we seek to build state-of-the-art capabilities. We work closely with systems engineers, end users, and sponsors to understand needs and develop overall solutions that will meet operational needs.
As a Cyber Operations Engineer, you will...
Join a team of motivated and creative engineers and bring both the operational experience and technical ability to help us test and evaluate cutting-edge cyber technologies. We also want to advance the state of the art and prepare our government sponsors for the future using our own novel scalable test and evaluation approaches. In this role, you will play a part in laying out the groundwork for our Nation's ability to successfully adapt its cyber capabilities for the 21st Century.
Test and evaluate solutions for advanced cyber operations applications.
Analyze systems to understand system functionality and identify potential defects, vulnerabilities, and inefficiencies.
Automate key testing and evaluation activities, designing for scale.
Collaborate with operational and technical subject matter experts (SMEs) to identify gaps and develop recommendations to address these gaps.
Foster relationships with sponsors and end-users to define requirements of the operational environment and promote the system engineering activities necessary for effective test and evaluation.
Contribute to technical project evaluations and promote good systems engineering practices and methodologies. You may provide technical direction and mentoring to other team members.
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
Possess a B.S. in cybersecurity, computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, math, or similar. An emphasis on cybersecurity, computer networking, network operations or software engineering is preferred.
Have 5 years of experience with military cyber operations, military cyber test and evaluation, commercial networking, virtual private networks, or data center operations.
Have the ability to rapidly learn new platforms, architectures and frameworks and work in small, multi-disciplinary teams.
Are willing and able to travel on a limited basis.
Hold an active TS/SCI security clearance and can ultimately obtain TS/SCI poly 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 go above and beyond the required qualifications if you...
Possess a M.S. in cybersecurity, computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, math, or similar. An emphasis on cybersecurity, computer networking, network operations or software engineering is preferred.
Bring substantial experience in any of the following areas: military cyber operations, military cyber test and evaluation, commercial networking, virtual private networks, or data center operations.
Are experienced in using professional software lifecycle tools such as version control, issue trackers and continuous integration tools and willing to lead teams through test and evaluation processes.
Have an active TS/SCI w/poly 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 atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.