CEC System Engineer

Introduction: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a CEC Systems Engineer.

Job Summary: Contribute to APLs role as Technical Direction Agent (TDA) for the Navy’s Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) in the areas of systems engineering hardware and software integration, and security engineering.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

  • Apply engineering expertise, experience, and detailed CEC system knowledge to the APL portion of various CEC program efforts, activities, and IPTs. Research relevant study topics; collaborate with others at APL to formulate TDA guidance for the sponsor. Review documents and provide comments as part of a CEC Technical Review Team. Perform selected analysis as needed. Participate in internal and external meetings to discuss relevant topics and communicate APL position. Specific focus areas for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: CEC CVN 78 Integration Activities; CEC Next Requirements Development; CEC Signal Data Processor (SDP) Processor Obsolescence Study; CEC Security Engineering and Cyber (formerly) Information Assurance (IA) enhancements to the CEC Tactical Equipment; CEC Network Training; CEC Fire Control Loop Improvement Project (FCLIP); CEC Network Enabled Composite Surface Tracks (NECST); CEC Enhanced Networks. (70%)
  • Assist with ongoing “proof of concept” development efforts as needed. May include field travel. (20%)
  • Document activities, and results with memos, internal reports, and external publications; present work to sponsors as needed. (10%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

  • MS degree in engineering
  • Minimum experience of 3 years within the CEC program including knowledge of the CEC System and CEC Requirements Specifications
  • Knowledge of and experience with design of systems for military use including applicable electrical / electronic, mechanical, and environmental Mil-Specs
  • Experience in communicating with technical and programmatic staff at all levels, including senior government sponsors
  • Willingness to travel to meetings with sponsors and to field sites as needed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization and planning skills with record of accomplishment in a team environment
  • Active Secret clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of DoD acquisition process
  • Knowledge of Navy or USMC radars and combat systems
  • Active Top Secret clearance

Special Working Conditions (travel, working in closed areas, extended hours): Occasional travel to sponsor and contractor facilities to support program activities will be required. Working in closed areas.

Security: [Delete if clearance is not required] Applicant selected 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.

Benefits: [Delete for internal posting] APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity:Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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