Senior Instrument System Engineer


The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Senior Instrument System Engineer.

Job Duties:

  • Lead on proposal efforts, space instrument developments, and instrument group strategic initiatives.
  • Lead instrument developments.
  • Lead instrument proposal efforts.
  • Participate in SRI strategic initiatives.
  • Participate in review boards and Advanced Concept Engineering lab exercises.

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:

The candidate must have a BS or higher in engineering or physics or equivalent. He / she must have a minimum of 15 years experience in space instrument development with at least 5 years in a lead role.

Desired Qualifications:

The candidate should have an MS or higher in engineering or physics or equivalent. He / she should have a minimum of 20 years experience in space instrument development with at least 8 years in a lead role.


Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship.


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 Act of 1972, as well as other applicable laws, and values diversity in its workforce. 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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