RF and GPS Design, Integration and Test Engineer

Introduction: 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 RF and GPS Design, Integration and Test Engineer.

Job Summary:

Design, develop, analyze and evaluate GPS based positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems.

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

  • Aid in the design, development, and implementation of integrated GPS and INS systems. (20%)
  • Design, develop, and implement specialized test support environments to evaluate system performance of PNT systems through hardware-based test activities. (20%)
  • Plan, organize, and participate in system test and verification activities in hardware test facilities. (15%)
  • Develop analysis methodology, models, and software as necessary to perform GPS/PNT system evaluations. (15%)
  • Perform system engineering tasks including proposals and conceptual development for current and future US military PNT systems. (10%)
  • Support GPS receiver and PNT system testing at field test sites and at external ground test facilities. (10%)
  • Document and present performance evaluation and analysis results to colleagues, US military sponsors and other customers (10%)

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:

BS degree in Electrical Engineering with 3-5 years of relevant experience. Experience with GPS receiver RF and digital electrical hardware development and integration, or equivalent experience with RF systems. Knowledge of principles of navigation, including inertial navigation, aided navigation, and Kalman filtering. Knowledge of GPS/navigation system test methodology, requirements, and methods. Experience operating special test equipment (STE). Knowledge of data visualization tools (e.g. MATLAB, IDL or Python) and high-level programming languages (e.g. C, C , or FORTRAN).

Desired Qualifications:

MS degree in Electrical Engineering with 5 years of operational experience with GPS receivers and integrations with host and platform systems. Experience with the use of RF signals (including GPS, GNSS & other RF signals) and other sensor inputs in support of maintaining accurate, reliable PNT information in contested environments. Demonstrated knowledge of GPS user equipment and /or inertial navigation systems architecture, requirements, design, algorithms and performance analysis. Knowledgeable and experienced with GPS or RF receiver anti-jam techniques. Proficiency with C/C , MATLAB/Simulink, VHDL. Experience with VME or PCI-based hardware, development of software for real-time system, and hardware-in-the-loop testing of guidance and navigation systems.

Special Working Conditions: 10% travel

Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to Top Secret classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

Benefits: [Delete for internal posting] 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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