Electro-Optics Systems Engineer

    • Laurel, MD

Are you searching for an opportunity to apply your engineering skills in a creative and collaborative laboratory environment?



Would you love to engage in meaningful, hands-on work in the exciting field of electro-optics with an employer that prioritizes impact, innovation, and personal development?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!

We are seeking a creative Electro-Optics Systems Engineer to join the Imaging Systems Group. As a member of our team, you'll contribute to critical system development and experimental efforts. You will be joining a diverse team committed to crafting an environment of innovation.

As a member of our team, you will:

  • Primarily support testing and systems engineering activities. Evaluate optical, electrical, and imaging systems through laboratory testing using test equipment such as laser sources, optical detectors, oscilloscopes/digitizers, spectrum analyzers, and other test equipment.
  • Design and build one-off electro-optic prototype systems and experimental testbeds. Assist in the brainstorming and development of new initiatives/concepts in optical imaging through internal research and development (IR&D) efforts.
  • Develop algorithms and software for experiment automation, data analysis, and/or subsystem control and testing.
  • Support field integration and testing activities of developed systems.


You'll meet our minimum requirements for the job if you..

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree in electrical/computer engineering, optical engineering, imaging science, or equivalent.
  • Have a minimum of two years of demonstrated proficiency with optical or electronic hardware in a professional or academic environment.
  • Are knowledgeable and experienced in basic circuit design and optical bench testing.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team and possess strong interpersonal, speaking, and technical writing skills.
  • Are eligible to obtain a Department of Defense Secret security clearance. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.


You'll go above and beyond our qualifications if you...
  • Possess a Master's degree in electrical/computer engineering, optical engineering, imaging science, or equivalent.
  • Have 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Have an Active Department of Defense Secret security clearance.

Why 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 atwww.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.

APL brings research applications to life in the space science, asymmetric operations, force projection, and air and missile defense categories, pioneering solutions to push scientific boundaries.

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