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 for the Ocean Systems and Engineering (KMT) Group in the Force Projection Department.

Job Summary: Apply software engineering expertise to support data fusion and unmanned vehicle software development.


  • Develop application level software for data fusion and unmanned vehicle systems, to include detailed design, software development, laboratory testing, and field testing. (90%)
  • Document software development activities and test results, prepare technical reports, present results, and demonstrate system capabilities to peer review groups, partners, working groups and sponsors. (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 Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other related technical discipline. Prior software development expertise in C . Team player with excellent written and oral skills.

Desired Qualifications: M.S. in Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with with 2 years of prior software development experience. Experience in full lifecycle software development including requirements development, implementation, testing, and documentation. Experience in developing near-real-time software for Linux. Experience in C , Linux, and Python. Some system administration and networking experience.

Special Working Conditions: Some travel required

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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