Senior Cyberspace Information Operations Engineer

Looking for an opportunity to make significant impact on our nation's information operations and strategic influence capabilities? If so, then the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC, is just the place for you. We need a thought leader in information operations, psychological operations, and strategic influence who has both the operational experience and the technical chops to lay out the groundwork for our Nation's ability to successfully adapt its influence capabilities for the 21 st Century.

Job Summary: Define and develop innovative information operations capabilities that integrate advanced analytics and concepts of operation. Build and lead diverse teams of system engineers, operational practitioners, and social, data, and computer scientists. Develop technical roadmaps and system architectures that support sustained government modernization efforts. Provide subject matter expertise to the government as it considers technical, operational, and policy approaches to modernizing information operations. Engage with the external community to promote APL's involvement in addressing government needs.

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

1. Lead diverse teams to develop and demonstrate system concepts for information operations that can be used by government personnel to identify and validate novel operational concepts. (50%)

2. Collaborate with operational and technical SMEs to identify architecture gaps and develop recommendations to address these gaps. (15%)

3. Identify tools and technologies, data models, data analytics, and reporting and visualization approaches to assist our sponsors with data-driven decision-making. (15%)

4. Engage with sponsors and the broader community to shape and promote future concepts in information operations. (10%)

5. Mentor other staff members regarding information operations techniques, tactics, and capabilities. (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:

PhD in computer science, marketing, or a social science or other technical degree. 10+ years experience in product or capability development. Technical capability in developing, integrating, and demonstrating large scale analytic, marketing, information operations, or command and control software systems. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, outstanding written and oral communications skills, and good organizational skills. Active TS clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

5+ years directly leading product or system development. 5+ years supporting the online advertising technology sector and/or 5+ years supporting information operations, special operations, or intelligence activities. Proficiency in a foreign language. Active TS/SCI clearance.

Special Working Conditions: Moderate travel within the Baltimore and Washington DC metropolitan areas.

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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