Senior Embedded Systems Design Engineer

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

Full-timeEstimated: $96,000 - $130,000 a year
Do you have experience using embedded systems to solve hard problems with real-world applications?

Do you love working on projects across a diverse problem space from high-reliability to rapid prototyping?

Are you passionate about working with collaborative and dedicated teams to move ideas to prototypes and solving technical challenges with real impact?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking an embedded design engineer to help us demonstrate new and creative signal processing and instrumentation concepts. You will join an engaged team that spans multiple engineering disciplines, from algorithms to custom hardware design. As a member of our team, you will combine embedded software engineering skills with signal processing methods to bring real solutions from concept to prototype. You will lead highly technical development teams to solve problems that demand high reliability for flight-qualified to design, as well as others that require flexibility and agile development practices.

As a senior embedded systems engineer, we will trust you to...

Lead the design and development of real-time embedded systems, including hardware selection, firmware architecture, programming, design trades, and planning for test
Architect and develop software and firmware for both high-reliability and rapid prototype embedded systems
Implement signal processing algorithms for various types of communication and radio navigation signals
Work collaboratively with electrical design engineers for hardware platform design and integrate embedded systems with sensors
Plan tests and demonstrate systems in live field tests and in flight tests
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you…

Have a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other relevant technical discipline
Have extensive experience working with embedded systems and firmware design, including significant experience in design of embedded systems
Have experience with design and testing for reliability
Have strong communication skills
Have good organizational skills and an ability to multi-task
Are willing to lead small project teams of similarly qualified and junior engineers
Are willing and able to support travel of an average of three weeks per year
Have the ability to obtain a Secret level clearance. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information up to the Secret level. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship.
We would be even more impressed by someone who...

Has an M.S. in Electrical or Computer engineering
Has prior experience with flight-qualified hardware and design
Has 2 years in technical leadership or project management for embedded systems development
Has a working technical knowledge of GPS and GNSS processing systems, other navigation and digital signal processing (DSP) technologies
Possesses knowledge of high-speed FPGA design
Understands mixed signal board design fundamentals
Have a current active DOD Secret level 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

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.