Senior Research / Information Systems 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 Research Engineer.

Job Summary:

Advanced Concepts and Technologies Group is looking for a Senior Research Engineer to be a part of technical team and support development of advanced algorithms for the situational assessment, classification, information fusion and automated exploitations of the heterogeneous information.


1. Utilize existing, and create new, data association methods to confirm known correlations between different data streams, as well as discover new unknown correlations between those data streams.

2. Analyze both structured and unstructured data streams.

3. Develop models for the situational assessment and data fusion.

4. Document results of research activities and write technical reports, conference papers, and journal articles.

5. Review existing algorithms and assess their applicability to sponsor tasks.

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, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or other relevant field. 4 years of demonstrated ability to build algorithms, mathematical models, or similar applications. Creative thinker with track record of generating innovative ideas. Proficiency with Matlab is required. Working knowledge of Object Oriented Programming (OOP), as well as C or Java. Ability to rapidly learn requirements of the new domains and develop practical solutions to address emerging challenges. Must be able to work effectively as a technical leader or as a part of a multidisciplinary technical team. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Desired Qualifications:

Strong publications record in peer-reviewed literature. Demonstrated successful technical leadership experience. Experience with both structured and unstructured data analysis and processing. Strong knowledge of radar and IR data is desired. Experience with Multi Hypothesis Tracking (MHT).

Special Working Conditions: May require occasional travel.

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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