Military Systems Cybersecurity Systems 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 Military Systems Cybersecurity Systems Engineer.

Job Summary:

Provide engineering and operational expertise in support of the analyzing, developing, implementing, and testing for Cybersecurity solutions and capabilities applied to Combat Systems, C4I systems, HM&E systems, and other relevant platform network and computing environments. Emphasis is towards providing solutions appropriately utilizing technology, people, and training and processes including contingency and continuity options to achieve the most effective, robust and resilient systems against nation-tiered adversaries.

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

  • Contribute towards developing solutions robust and resilient in the presence of adverse cyber environments through leveraging subject matter expertise on military systems, operations, acquisition, and development. (40%)
  • Analyze and develop cyber requirements, architecture, design, and fielded products to evolve current systems and provide future systems performance in the presence of accelerating evolution of cyber adversaries. (40%)
  • Contribute in strategy and concept development for new system solutions considering cyber concerns and constraints with all other system constraints. (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:

B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields with 2 years of experience designing, operating or maintaining physical or military systems with complex computational and processing dependencies. Experience with systems engineering for DoD acquisition programs with understanding of the full system lifecycle. Demonstrated knowledge of current cybersecurity standards, information assurance, or computer network operations. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proven ability to work in diverse-skilled teams. Requires a Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

M.S/Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields with 4 or more years experience with physical or military systems architecture, design, and cybersecurity solutions. Detailed technical understanding and operational/maintenance experience with military C4I, combat, and HM&E systems is advantageous. Experience with full life cycle system engineering process and/or applied research. Working knowledge of IO/IA techniques, network modeling/simulation, and evaluation of cyber architectures. Demonstrated critical thinker with ability to work in diverse-skilled teams. Active Secret clearance.

Special Working Conditions: Occasional travel required (<10%). Some work required in closed 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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