Software Developer/Engineer

Introduction: 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 Software Developer/Engineer/Analyst

Job Summary: Develop requirements, design, implement and test models and simulations in support of studies and analyses of precision engagement weapon systems.


  • Coordinate with systems engineers and analysts to develop software based models and simulations of electronics and communications operational environments. (25%)
  • Develop system and software architecture models as the basis for assessing system performance effectiveness. Develop algorithms to represent system functionality. (25%)
  • Develop post-processing, data visualization and database designs to support studies and analyses. (20%)
  • Develop software applications in support of systems analysis using tools such as C , C, MATLAB and Structured Query Language (SQL). (20%)
  • Test and evaluate software in support of studies and analyses. (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: B.S. in mathematics, engineering, computer science or related technical discipline, with 3 years of relevant experience. The candidate should have an excellent understanding of higher-level mathematics. An enthusiastic attitude and creative, independent thinking ability are equally important to specific technical skills. The candidate should be familiar with object oriented software design and development, conceptual modeling, and database design applied to technical projects, particularly electronic systems. Good verbal and written communication skills and logical reasoning. Able to work effectively as a multi-disciplinary team. Able to multitask and produce workable results in a timely fashion. The candidate must be proficient in one or more programming languages including C , Java, C#, and Matlab.

Desired Qualifications: M.S. in mathematics, computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, physical science or related technical discipline. Familiarity with scientific programming, software engineering tools and practices, Agile development processes, graphical user interface development tools, and MySQL (or equivalent) database development. Experience with military radar systems, military models and simulation, statistical techniques and animation/visualization tools are a plus.

Special Working Conditions: Travel as needed to by car and commercial aircraft to sponsor and contractor sites.

Security: Secret Clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for a NAC/LAC (National Agency Check/Local Agency Check) and access to classified information. 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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