Software Developer/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 Software Developer/Engineer for a modeling and simulation effort in the Radio Frequency domain.

Job Summary: Apply software engineering skills and work as part of a team of software developers, systems engineers and analysts to help design and develop modeling and simulation (M&S) software applications, support analysis of radio frequency (RF) systems, and other electronic warfare M&S projects in Force Projection Sector.


  • Participate in a team environment to design, develop, enhance, and execute M&S software tools for the RF and electronic warfare domain, including providing full life cycle support (requirements, design, implementation, testing, and debugging). (50%)
  • Apply object-oriented design and development techniques primarily in the Java programming language. (20%)
  • Analyze software complexity and select the best algorithms and tools to meet critical performance criteria. (10%)
  • Produce documentation to capture requirements, technical concepts, software design, and user information for all deliverables and brief results to development and analysis teams. (10%)
  • Analyze and support M&S results to support customer needs and objectives. (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:

BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field. 1 years of experience in programming with Java, with a focus on developing applications. Applicant should possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work independently, as well as a member of a team. Must be able to clearly communicate technical information, written and orally, as well as possess good organizational and time management skills. Ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

MS and/or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field. Strong experience in Java and/or C/C . Unit testing experience, and experience with documenting program flow (UML), GUI development, and Agile software development process, as well as experience optimizing code. A background with physics based M&S of analog and digital radio frequency systems. Proficient in the setup and use of software version control and issue tracking tools (SVN, GIT, YouTrack, JIRA, GForge, GitHub etc.) automated software build-test tools (TeamCity, Jenkins, etc.) and modern IDEs (Eclipse or Equivalent). Active Secret clearance.

Special Working Conditions: Air and vehicle travel to U.S. Government and DOD contractor facilities.

Security: 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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