Software Engineer / Developer


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.

Job Summary:
Seeking a creative systems or software developer with Python, Java, and/or C/C++ development experience in the Linux/UNIX software environment to develop and implement innovative solutions in information assurance for our nation's cyber defense. Work with engineers and scientists who value innovation, creativity, initiative, and results in an environment offering leadership opportunities.

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

  1. Work within a team to design and develop innovative solutions that push the boundaries of applied computer science research in Information Assurance. (45%)
  2. Develop software at all levels of traditional and non-traditional Linux/UNIX-based computing and mobile platforms that combine hardware, hypervisor, operating system, and management software to provide real-world solutions to platform security problems. (45%)
  3. Share knowledge by clearly articulating ideas through papers and presentations to technical staff, management and Government decision makers. Take advantage of opportunities to participate in working groups, sponsor meetings, proposal writing, and conferences. (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 or MS degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field with 3+ years of experience in software engineering and development with C, C++, Java, Javascript, Python, Linux. Must have experience in the development of software components and/or systems to include the related analysis, specification, design, implementation, testing, maintenance, and documentation of software systems software source code. Must be able to communicate technical information, written and orally, as well as possess solid organizational and time management skills. Ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

MS or PhD in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field or 5+ years of experience with systems programming with Python, C/C++ in a Linux or UNIX environment. Kernel-level development experience, as well as experience with virtualization systems such as VMWare, Xen and/or KVM is highly desirable. Experience and knowledge relating to cyber defense, cyber defense operations, cyber defensive products, information security, cyber security; and/or experience creating interface specifications. Active Secret clearance.

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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