Senior Cyberspace Operations 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 Cyberspace Operations Engineer (Network Architect).

Job Summary: Provide strategic planning and system architecture definition to support cyber platforms for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces in order to create desired effects to adversary systems. Define and develop advanced cyberspace capabilities to optimize the rapid and cost-effective generation of desired operational effects by delivering innovative multi-domain capabilities in the physical and non-physical domains. Provide analytical and systems expertise in a broad range of cyberspace operations to support system design, and data and application integration. Engage with the external community to promote APL's involvement in addressing challenging cyberspace operations problems.

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

  1. Develop advanced cyberspace operations concepts and integrated enterprise architectures and capabilities to support agile mission requirements which leverage cyber technologies and support multi-domain innovation. (30%)

  2. Collaborates with operational / technical SMEs and Standards personnel to identify architecture gaps, and develop recommendations for changes to address these gaps. (20%)

  3. Identify tools / technologies, data models, data analytics, and reporting / visualization approaches to assist the sponsors with architectural data-driven decision-making. (20%)

  4. Engage with sponsors and the broader community to shape and promote future concepts in cyberspace multi-domain innovation. (20%)

  5. Mentor other staff members regarding cyberspace 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: M.S. in engineering or technical discipline. 10 years experience in the application of cyber-based technologies and techniques supporting military cyberspace operations. Deep understanding of military cyberspace operations community. Technical capability in developing, integrating, and demonstrating cyber operational capabilities. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, outstanding written and oral communications skills, and good organizational skills. Requires a TS/SCI clearance.

Desired Qualifications: PhD in engineering or technical discipline. Experience in requirements derivation, design of cyber and physical effects, code development, network and host configuration, network and host security, test and evaluation. Familiarity with malware and adversary TTPs.

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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