Spacecraft Power System Engineer

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.

The successful candidate will contribute to spacecraft power systems development on Civil Space and National Security Space missions, from concept development through integration and test.


  1. Lead APL power systems development for one or more programs.

  2. Conceptual design studies and proposal support.

  3. Subsystem and hardware components requirements development.

  4. Test plan development and requirements verification.

  5. Energy analyses.

  6. Power system Integration and test.

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 Electrical Engineering or related discipline.
  • 5-10 years of experience in spacecraft power systems.
  • Familiarity with common power system topologies.
  • Familiarity with primary power regulation and distribution hardware.
  • Experience in solar array performance prediction, battery sizing and energy analyses.
  • Development experience in a lead role (either subsystem or component).

Desired Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience leading power system development for a flight program.
  • Experience with earned value management. TS/SCI Security 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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