Software 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 Software Engineer.

Job Summary:

Make critical contributions as a HCI/UI expert as part of a multi-disciplinary team working on novel methods for solving critical homeland security problems using current web-based technologies.

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

(1) Design, test, and deploy software applications (75%)

(2) Interact with users and gather requirements (10%)

(3) Lead design reviews to gather critical feedback on system design, integration, and testing (10%)

(4) Document and present papers on current research and development activities (5%)

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 Computer Science, Information Systems, or Engineering. 3-5 years web development experience with a concentration in user experience, HCI, responsive design and data visualization. Knowledge of current front end Javascript libraries like AngularJS, React or Ember.js. Demonstrated experience with Javascript, CSS and CSS frameworks like Bootstrap.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with specific web application technologies (e.g. Servlets, NodeJS, REST, SOAP) and libraries (e.g. D3, JQuery). Experience with relational (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL) and non-relational (e.g. MongoDB, Elasticsearch) database technologies. Experience with virtualized environments, and cloud deployments (e.g. Heroku, AWS, Docker). Experience with mobile development technologies (e.g. Android SDK, PhoneGap).

Special Working Conditions [Travel, working in closed areas, extended hours]: May travel up to 5% to local sponsor sites.

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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