Senior Cyber Test Engineer


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 Senior Cyber Test Engineer.

Job Summary:

Coordinate developmental/operational test and evaluation of system components, systems, networks and network-based information assurance systems. Supervise and assist in the development and implementation of systems and cybersecurity test plans.

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

  • Lead and research systems development as necessary for the team to garner the level of knowledge required to research, develop, and rapidly field advanced technology concepts to operators (e.g.,CONOPS development technology involved, interaction with key organizations and personnel, integration). (40%)
  • Using statistics and analysis tools, supervise and assist In data collection and complex data analysis to assess system performance against all requirements/objectives and report generation. (30%)
  • Engage with PMs and sponsor to identify capability gaps and adversary vulnerabilities. Identify key areas for engagement and formulate concepts to meet emerging threats. (20%)
  • Lead team activities. Engage with sponsors and other organizations as required. (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:

B.S. in Computer Science, Telecommunications Engineering, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Mathematical Science. 8 years of domain experience with research, experimentation, developmental and operational test and evaluation. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to lead teams and work independently, outstanding written and oral communications skills. Knowledge and experience with Design of Experiments (DoE) and other combinatorial approaches and an understanding of network theory and network testing tools.

Active Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

M.S. or PhD Computer Science, M.S. Systems Engineering, or other Engineering disciplines, Math or Statistics. Hands-on National level SIGINT architectures, software security engineering, certification and accreditation a plus. Prior experience working with DoD and Intelligence Community sponsors. Other: CISSP, JMP, minitab, IBM DOORS. Active TS/SCI clearance.

Special Working Conditions: Limited amount of travel required. Position may require a majority of the time working off the main APL campus within 10 miles.

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

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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