Image and Signals Intelligence Analyst

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 an Image and Signals Intelligence Analyst.

Job Summary: Conduct analysis of Image and signals data focused on performance assessment of Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) algorithms applied to design of Synthetic Aperture Radar and multi-spectral and hyperspectral imaging systems for remote sensing applications with a focus on maritime interests within the Sea Control Mission Area.


  • Data processing of and analysis in support of image ATR algorithm development (80%)
  • Documentation of work to include reports, informal memos and presentations (20%)

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: Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline, physics, mathematics or equivalent operational experience. At least five years of relevant operational experience within the DoD or broader Intelligence Community (IC).

Desired Qualifications: Master of Science degree in an engineering discipline, physics, mathematics or 15 years operational experience.

Special Working Conditions: Some travel may be required to support field testing (no more than 10% of time). Primary work location will be at the Main Campus in closed areas. Periodic requirement to work extended hours.

Security: TS/SCI Clearance w/ Poly is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for an SSBI and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. Must also be eligible for a Polygraph examination. 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: 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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