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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Senior Airborne Electronic Warfare Systems Test Engineer

Laurel, MD


Do you have expertise in the operations, employment and/or test of airborne EW systems?

Do you enjoy utilizing your knowledge and experience to influence design and development of next generation airborne systems, tactics, techniques and procedures?

Are you passionate about solving hard problems to enhance warfighter capabilities?

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

We are seeking a senior EW systems test engineer to contribute to the design, development, integration, test, and evaluation of complex, next-generation airborne warfare systems. We are passionate about providing advanced EW systems to protect our service members in challenging and contested environments.

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As a Senior Airborne Electronic Warfare Systems Test Engineer, you will ...

  • Join a dedicated team of engineers and scientists who assist Government and industry personnel to develop, integrate, test and field novel solutions to the hardest problems in air warfare.
  • Provide technical expertise and operational context to the Integrated Test Team's test plans and test execution to ensure mission success in challenging and contested airborne environments.
  • Incorporate lessons learned from previous test and operational deployments to improve future system performance and optimize warfighter effectiveness.
  • Utilize your technical and tactical knowledge to train other APL staff in the development, test and operations of military platforms and systems.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you ...

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or another related discipline.
  • Have extensive experience in development, integration, and/or test of hardware or software systems.
  • Have a demonstrated track record of excellence in technical leadership.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and technical writing skills and are able to effectively mentor professional staff.
  • Are willing to travel between the APL Laurel, MD and Lexington Park, MD offices and within the National Capital Region.
  • 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 Master's degree or Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or another related discipline.
  • Have graduated from a formal test & evaluation curriculum (e.g. USNTPS, ETPS).
  • Have leadership experience in one or more of the following areas: airborne EW systems operations, EW mission planning, test & evaluation of airborne systems.
  • Have experience with USN/USAF Developmental or Operational Test organizations.
  • Have a professional familiarity with Precision Strike Mission Area programs and sponsors.
  • Hold an active Top Secret security clearance.

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. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at

About Us

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Only by ensuring that everyone's voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

Client-provided location(s): Laurel, MD, USA
Job ID: hopkins-6941_52777
Employment Type: Other