Power Electronics Engineer

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Summary: The position is an electrical engineering role that will perform and provide support in design, analysis, and hands-on testing of analog and mixed signal prototype and flight hardware. As our space flight hardware is exposed to harsh environments, our engineers must produce rugged designs that deliver highly reliable product performance to our civilian and military customers. The engineer will be exposed to all phases of the product lifecycle including requirements definition, concept creation, detailed implementation, test and integration, and flight mission support.


  • Circuit design and analysis.
  • Laboratory test and troubleshooting.
  • Technical trade studies.
  • Ground support electronics design.
  • Flight electronics design.
  • Component selection.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • At least 5 years experience with circuit design and laboratory test of electronics including electrostatic discharge prevention.
  • Good understanding in both analog circuit and digital circuit design.
  • Solid electrical engineering fundamentals.
  • Familiar with electrical engineering design/analysis tools such as Mentor Graphics Xpedition/xDx Designer and SPICE.
  • Experience with basic laboratory equipment such a DVMs, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Eligible to obtain a DOD Security Clearance.

Desired Qualifications: Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. Experience developing flight hardware for space applications. Experience as a board or unit lead. TS/SCI eligible.

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 www.jhuapl.edu.

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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