Maritime Surveillance Systems Test and Evaluation Engineer/Analyst

Do you enjoy analyzing state-of-the-art systems?

Are you passionate about working with groundbreaking, next-generation technologies?

Do you want to make significant contributions to improve essential U. S. Naval capabilities through operations analysis and test and evaluation?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join us at APL.

We are seeking a dynamic, creative, and analytical candidate to help us assess the design and influence the capability development of the U.S. Navy's Maritime Surveillance Systems. We are looking to push the boundaries of system capabilities by providing critical support to the U.S. Navy's Advanced Development, integration and testing community. Your contributions will help us transform data into knowledge, enabling decision makers to make informed choices on the future direction of the Navy's surveillance-based mission systems. You will join a hardworking and expert team of engineers, subject matter experts and software developers in an inclusive environment that values creative collaboration and innovation.

As a Maritime Surveillance Systems Test and Evaluation Engineer/Analyst, you will...

  • Apply software, signal processing, and system engineering/analysis skills to the performance analyses of U.S. Navy maritime surveillance mission systems. You will join a complementary team of engineers, subject matter analysts and software developers focused on assessing in-lab and at-sea system performance to inform future development decision-making and optimize operational utility and employment.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners in working groups to assess combat systems at the algorithmic, functional, technical, and system performance level to inform the future development direction. You will research, investigate, and experiment with next-generation analysis capabilities and look for creative applications in unconventional ways. You will have to opportunity to share your analysis and methodology across multiple peer working groups and organizations.
  • Collaborate with system developers and analysis team members to ensure in-lab and at-sea test scope, analysis methodology, appropriate measures of performance and data required to execute analysis are comprehensive. You will participate in advanced development planning and testing as a subject matter expert at developer/Fleet facilities or at-sea in support of assessment of maritime surveillance mission systems.

You meet our minimum qualifications for this position if you…
  • BS in EE, mathematics, physics or equivalent level of experience.
  • Have 3 years of relevant experience with U.S. Navy combat systems analysis.
  • Posses strong MATLAB skills for assessing algorithm performance along with a strong understanding of data analysis and statistics.
  • Are passionate about applying analytical skills in an innovative and collaborative environment.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and are skilled at developing relationships across organizational teams.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Are proficient at multi-tasking, prioritizing assignments, communicating progress and meeting deadlines.
  • Are willing to participate in system test, delivery, and integration tests at sponsor or customer sites.
  • Are able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. If selected, you will be will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information up to the Secret level. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you…
  • Have a MS in EE, Math or other related technical discipline with an academic emphasis on signal processing, communications, or state estimation.
  • Have experience with MATLAB GUIs, C/C , and JAVA.
  • Have operational experience with U.S. Navy combat systems.
  • Have 5 years of experience leading a technical team.

Why work at 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 at

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.

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