Electronic Attack Engineer

Do you love to model complex systems?

Are you passionate about math and physics?

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

We are seeking an engineer to help us model and simulate radio frequency (RF) effects in support of the development of next-generation electronic attack systems. As a member of our team, you'll contribute to the design, integration, and testing of advanced RF systems. You will be joining a hardworking team of engineers and scientists who work with Government and Industry. We are passionate about providing advanced RF systems to protect our service members in challenging and contested environments.

As a modeling and simulation engineer...



  • Your primary responsibility will be to provide RF expertise for next-generation electronic warfare subsystems and components for Air Force and Navy offensive and defensive electronic attack systems. Key subsystems include transmit and receive antennas, high power RF amplifiers, electronic support measures receivers, and waveform generators.
  • You will work with Government and Industry partners in the development of next-generation jamming systems. Support trade studies that analyze and compare airborne electronic attack system concepts and technology alternatives in terms of effectiveness, cost, and risk. Support the use of models and simulations to quantify the effectiveness of electronic attack systems against RF and IR threats in operational environments.
  • You will perform modeling and simulation in support of both pre-test activities and post-test analysis of electronic attack systems against RF and IR threats.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...



  • Possess a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or other related discipline.
  • Have 5 years of experience in RF engineering, or modeling and simulation, or analysis and development of RF subsystems, or M.S. degree in these fields.
  • Are skilled in working in a team with numerous engineers and various levels of experience and technical skills.
  • Are willing and able to travel occasionally in the local area.
  • Are able to obtain a Secret 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 minimum requirements if you...



  • Have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or other related discipline.
  • Are skilled in modeling and simulation of complex passive and active RF systems.

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 at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

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.


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