Signal Processing Engineer

Introduction: 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 dynamic Signal Processing Engineer interested in solving technical challenges in a diverse, multi-disciplined team environment.

Job Summary: Develop advanced and innovative signal processing approaches for next-generation radar and electronic warfare systems while working in a multidisciplinary, dynamic and highly interactive technical environment. Participate in research and development efforts that focus on creating new algorithms and applying advanced signal processing techniques to evolving sensor technologies in order to develop critical next-generation capabilities.

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

  1. Research and develop signal processing algorithms, waveforms and techniques that exploit and optimize digital phased arrays in radar, electronic warfare and communications applications.

  2. Research and develop innovative detection, estimation and classification algorithms and techniques for advanced radar and electronic surveillance concepts.

  3. Support APL's sponsors in the development of radar and electronic warfare systems.

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time

Required: B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Mathematics with at least three years signal processing experience. Candidates with strong background in signal processing are encouraged to apply (specific experience in radar or electronic warfare is not required). Candidate must have a demonstrated capacity for active discourse and understanding at the system application level as well as at the detailed mathematical and computational levels. Also required are a strong background in detection, estimation and classification theory, a working knowledge of RF systems and/or digital signal processing hardware, and strong interpersonal and communications skills. Active Secret clearance or ability to obtain one.

Desired: M.S. in Electrical Engineering or Mathematics with experience in radar and / or electronic warfare systems and their hardware and operation. Knowledge of pattern recognition and machine learning techniques.

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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