High Power Microwave Source Engineer


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 High Power Microwave Source Engineer.

Job Summary: Apply knowledge and expertise in HPRF to weapon system development and design and testing, and threat and own system susceptibility testing.

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

  • Lead system-level concept development to system prototype development of HPRF systems to include pulsed power, high gain antennas, etc. (25%)
  • Lead the design assessment and analysis of other US and Allied HPRF systems. Provide subject matter expertise in guiding the designs and providing technical insights for Government sponsors. (25%)
  • Lead the design assessment of HPRF threat systems based on intelligence information and subject matter expertise in this field. (25%)
  • Lead the susceptibility testing of US, Allied and threat systems to HRPF attacks. (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:

M.S. Electrical Engineering with at least 5 years of specific experience in High Power RF applications, design, and testing. Ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

Pulsed power for HPRF systems expertise.

Special Working Conditions [Travel, working in closed areas, extended hours]: 10% travel

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 www.jhuapl.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity: 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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