Radar/RF Seeker Engineer

    • Laurel, MD


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 Radar/RF Seeker Engineer.

Job Summary: Join a team of Radar/RF Seeker Engineers in the design, analysis, measurement, testing, performance assessment and technical direction for missile RF seeker systems.

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

  1. Serve as the Government's Subject Matter Expert on RF seekers through independent analysis and performance assessments, technical advice and direction, hands-on measurements in an RF chamber, hands-on testing in RF-based missile hardware-in-the-loop facilities, and cooperative/parallel design/development with the prime contractor. (50%)
  2. Conduct advanced research and development through modeling, prototyping, and critical experiments on RF seeker systems to "lean forward" and define the next generation of RF seeker technologies. (50%)

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:
M.S. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent, with 2 or more years of experience in Radar Systems Design and Assessment with an emphasis on modern antenna design.
Experience with current modeling and design tool suites, and hands on experience in anechoic chamber measurements of RF systems.
Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Top Secret level clearance. If selected, you 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.

Desired Qualifications:
Five or more years of experience in Radar Systems Design and Assessment, an active T.S. clearance and experience with systems above 30 GHz.

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 atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.

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.

APL brings research applications to life in the space science, asymmetric operations, force projection, and air and missile defense categories, pioneering solutions to push scientific boundaries.

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