Are you passionate about influencing the scientific direction of research teams?

Do you like contributing to creative solutions in a collaborative environment?

Would you love to work with a group of dedicated technical specialists on projects that are vital to maintaining our national security?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL!

The Multifunctional Materials and Nanostructures Group is seeking an engineer with hands-on experience with RF systems design, instrumentation, and characterization. You will support materials research efforts for RF applications through development and execution of RF test procedures and analysis of the resulting data for the advancement of high-temperature materials for extreme environments (e.g., hypersonic flight, space exploration, etc.). You will also support the strategy for our team, whose efforts are applied to solving the Government's critical materials challenges.

You will be joining a hardworking team of scientists and engineers with a broad range of proficiencies that is committed to developing advanced prototypes. Our team is passionate about changing what is possible in these extreme environments. We strive to foster a collaborative environment with world-class expertise that achieves game-changing impact. Our APL team values integrity and innovative ideas that will ensure our nation's preeminence in the 21st century.

As a RF Engineer, your primary responsibilities will be to…

•Carry out experiments in support of customer's evolving requirements including development of test procedures, designing experiments, and executing tests to characterize RF properties of materials and systems.

•Analyze data and interpret results, including automating routine data analysis calculations.

•Document technical work in detail and present to internal and external stakeholders. Contribute to white papers, proposals, and sponsor briefings.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the position if you…

•Possess a BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, or related field.

•Have 5 years of experience with RF test and evaluation.

•Have laboratory experience with RF design, instrumentation, and analysis.

•Have demonstrated proficiency in data analysis and automation techniques using Matlab, LabVIEW, or similar.

•Have the ability to work independently, exercising good technical judgment to solve problems.

•Have a strong record of successful teamwork.

•Have excellent oral and written communication skills.

•Are willing and able to perform work in a laboratory setting, and travel for testing, sponsor visits, conference attendance, and presentations.

•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.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

•Have a background in or experience with materials science and engineering.

•Have experience with ceramic materials synthesis and/or characterization.

•Have experience with materials or testing for apertures and windows.

•Have experience with IR testing.

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

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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