Test Engineer

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) - Laurel, MD4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $82,000 - $110,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits
Do you love to test and evaluate hardware?

Are you searching for meaningful hands-on work in RF and electromagnetics?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team in the Electronic Attack Systems Team.

We are seeking a Test Engineer to help us provide test engineering support and input to system development and testing of ground based electronic warfare. You will be joining a hardworking team of engineers and scientists who support test leads in the evaluation and operation of ground based EA Systems both in the laboratory and off-site locations, including operations on existing government ranges and facilities.

As an Electronic Attack Test Engineer …

Your primary responsibility will be providing systems engineering support and test system requirements for next generation electronic warfare subsystems and components for Air Force and Navy offensive and defensive electronic attack systems. Key subsystems include transmit and receive antennas, high power RF amplifiers, electronic support measures receivers, and waveform generators.
You will support the Program and Project Manager during sponsor and subcontractor engagement by providing subject matter expertise on CREW (counter RCIED electronic warfare) threats, CREW systems capabilities and CREW system upgrades and future growth strategies.
You will perform threat vulnerability analysis and threat characterization in support of electronic warfare system development and operational use of electronic warfare platforms and systems.
You will participate in all aspects of open-air testing of ground based electronic attack systems against RF threats. This includes pre-test planning and analysis, on site participation in testing, post-test analysis, and documentation and reporting.
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

Possess a B.S. degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or other related discipline with meaningful experience in RF systems engineering and analysis and development of RF subsystems.
Have 2 years of relevant experience.
Have the ability to work in a team with numerous engineers and various levels of experience and technical skills.
Are a skilled and effective communicator, both written and orally.
Are able to obtain a Secret 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.
Are willing and able to travel to local and out of town government and contractor facilities and special test ranges.
You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

Have a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or other engineering discipline
Have 5 years of relevant experience.
Have knowledge of key subsystems, including transmit and receive antennas, high power RF amplifiers, electronic support measures receivers, and RC IED threats.
Have experience with operational aspects of ground based electronic warfare.
Hold an 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. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and 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.

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.