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 Signal Processing Engineer.

Job Summary: Provide signal processing solutions related to multiple domains in support of Undersea Warfare applications.


  • Machine learning algorithm design, investigation and improvement. Involvement with algorithm development and delivery for integration to tactical systems. (40%)
  • Laboratory level algorithm evaluation, involving significant amounts of measured data, to provide sponsors with independent assessments of algorithm performance. (40%)
  • Documentation and presentation of results. (20%)

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: BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or other related discipline with at least two years of relevant experience in data analytics and modeling. Experience with deep learning, including training and building deep neural network models. Strong demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Desired Qualifications: MS in Computer Science or Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related discipline with 1 to 2 years of relevant professional experience. Machine Learning experience.

Special Working Conditions: Some travel (including by air) to support sponsor interactions, working group meetings and participation in field tests at shore sites or onboard Navy vessels; working closed areas will be required on a regular basis.

Security: Secret Clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information up to the Secret level. Eligibility requirements include US 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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