ISR Systems Engineer/Analyst and Operations Site Agent

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 ISR Systems Engineer/Analyst and Operations Site Agent for the Denver field office.

Job Summary: Perform a variety of systems engineering, hardware, algorithm, and software development, and analysis in support of advanced ISR exploitation and resource management technology development. Serve as resident agent and subject matter expert at government operations site responsible for deployment and employment of APL prototypes and interfacing with the operational system.


  • Deployment, maintenance, operation, experimentation, and assessment of APL prototype ISR exploitation systems at government operations site. Provide subject matter expertise on operational systems. Interface with government and contractor staff on-site as necessary. (20%)
  • General systems engineering for design and development of advanced ISR exploitation technology. (20%)
  • Signal and data processing analysis and algorithm development. (20%)
  • Analysis, test, and evaluation. (20%)
  • Field experiment planning, execution, and analysis. (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’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics or related technical discipline. 10 years of relevant post-degree experience in industry, consulting or academia. Subject matter expertise in data collection systems currently used by the US Military and Intelligence Community. Proficiency or working knowledge of Unix/Linux, Java, MATLAB, Python, and X-Midas. Demonstrated technical leadership skills. Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Applied Mathematics. 15 years of relevant post-degree experience in industry, consulting or academia.

Special Working Conditions: Position involves working in a government facility in the Denver CO region; will involve travel to nearby Government sites, contractor facilities and JHU APL main campus.

Security: TS/SCI Clearance 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. 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: 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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