Information Operations 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 Senior Information Operations Engineer.

Job Summary: Define and develop advanced cyber-enabled IO concepts supporting influence and intervention (I&I) missions. Engage with the external community to promote APL's involvement in addressing challenging I&I problems.

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

  • Develop advanced information operations concepts which leverage cyber technologies to support influence and intervention (60%)
  • Engage with sponsors and the broader IO community to shape and promote future concepts in influence and intervention (30%)
  • Mentor other staff members regarding IO techniques, tactics,and capabilities (10%)

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: B.S. in engineering or technical discipline. 5 years experience in the application of cyber-based technologies and techniques supporting military information operations. Deep understanding of military IO community, and recognition within that community. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, outstanding written and oral communications skills, and good organizational skills. Requires a TS clearance.

Desired Qualifications: M.S. in engineering or technical discipline.

Special Working Conditions: Frequent travel within the Baltimore and Washington DC metropolitan areas.

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

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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