Cyber Technology Software Engineer Lead


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 Cyber Technology Software Engineer Lead.

Job Summary: Seeking a creative and inventive high level developer who is capable of analyzing software vulnerabilities and ready to lead the development of thoughtful, innovative solutions to challenging problems in cyber security. Take advantage of leadership growth opportunities while you work with and contribute to a team of engineers and scientists who value innovation, drive, execution and positive results.

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

  • Lead and mentor teams in creating novel solutions to challenging problems of national importance in cybersecurity (40%).
  • Work independently with minimal supervision in the development of software solutions. (40%)
  • Perform independent research, attend conferences, collaborate in working groups, and use various other means to develop and increase expertise in selected areas of interest relevant to the needs of establishing and maintaining tactical superiority in cyberspace. (15%)
  • Present ideas and results to internal and external customers and sponsors. (5%)

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:

BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field with 5 years of professional software engineering including 3 years of technical engineering project leadership. Knowledge of existing exploits and the ability to analyze software for vulnerabilities. High level software application development in C/C . Ability to appreciate and account for trade-offs in concept, design, and implementation, to simultaneously maintain global and local views of a system. Ability to maintain a view of the interaction of the parts comprising the whole; anticipate and account for unexpected, unintended, indirect, reciprocal, and feedback interactions.

Desired Qualifications:

Good command of multiple high level languages, and experience in communications protocols and communications system software design and implementation. TS/SCI with polygraph.

Security: 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: 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

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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