Full Job Description
Are you searching for an opportunity to apply your engineering skills in a creative and collaborative laboratory environment?
Would you love to engage in meaningful, hands-on work in the exciting field of electro-optics with an employer that prioritizes impact, innovation, and personal development?
If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL)!
We are seeking a creative Electrical Engineer to join the Imaging Systems Group. As a member of our team, you'll contribute to critical system development and experimental efforts. You will be joining a diverse team committed to crafting an environment of innovation.
As an Electrical and Systems Engineer, you will:
Primarily build one-off electro-optic prototype systems and testbeds. Assist in the brainstorming and development of new initiatives/concepts in optical imaging through internal research and development (IR&D) efforts.
Support laboratory testing and systems engineering activities. Evaluate electrical, and imaging systems using equipment such as oscilloscopes/digitizers, function generators, light sources, optical detectors, spectrum analyzers, and other test equipment.
Develop algorithms and software for experiment automation, data analysis, and/or subsystem control and testing.
Support field integration and testing activities of developed systems.
You'll meet our minimum requirements for the job if you..
Possess a Bachelor's degree in electrical/computer engineering or equivalent.
Have at least a year of demonstrated proficiency with electronics hardware in a professional or academic environment.
Have hands-on experience with: prototype development, circuit design, debugging, PCB design, microcontrollers, I2C/SPI/USB protocols, system integration, and similar tasks.
Possess a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team and possess strong interpersonal, speaking, and technical writing skills.
Are able to obtain 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 qualifications if you...
Have a Master's degree in electrical/computer engineering or equivalent.
Are experienced with camera interfacing, basic FPGA development, soldering, electro-optics systems, and optical bench testing is a plus.
Have 3 years of relevant professional experience.
Have an active Secret security 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.