Data Specialist/ Data Processor

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 Data Specialist/Data Processor.

Job Summary: Process Trident weapon system data. Conduct quality control checks on data from initial receipt through final data delivery, applying problem-solving and analytical skills to resolve data discrepancies to ensure data accuracy.


  • Become proficient with software used to transform raw data for engineering analysis. Work as part of a team to select appropriate inputs, monitor execution, perform data quality checks and verify outputs are complete. (75%)
  • Perform software testing when new versions become available. Interface with software developers to address issues. Work on a team to define areas for process improvement and automation. (25%)

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: Associates degree in science, technology, engineering or math or related field or equivalent relevant experience in data processing and data quality analysis. Strongwritten and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal, organizational& multi-tasking skills. Detail oriented, team player, eager to learn.

Desired Qualifications: Softwaretesting experience. Interest in developing GUIs. Technical writing experience. Interestin obtaining Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science.Mathematical inclination.

Special Working Conditions: Some processing must be performed in classified closed areas. Occasional weekend or evening hours are required for processing data during operations. Occasional travel, once a year or less, to support flight tests.

Security: Top Secret Clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for an SSBI and access to classified information. Preference for current SSBI. Eligibility requirements include US 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 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, and values diversity in its workforce.

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