Sr. Radar Systems 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 an experienced Radar Systems Engineer.

Job Summary:

Collaborate with an outstanding team of radar and combat systems engineers to solve problems related to the performance of advanced operational and next-generation radars supporting AAW, BMD, and SUW mission areas for Navy and MDA sponsors.

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

1. Lead and perform analysis addressing a wide range of advanced radar development and combat systems engineering issues, including requirements development, design and algorithm evaluation, testing planning, and operational performance assessments, and future capabilities analysis. (50%)

2. Provide subject matter expertise to prime contractors and Government teams in the design, development, integration, and fielding of advanced radars. (20%)

3. Collaborate with an outstanding team of engineers and computer scientists in the development of modeling and simulation capabilities to enable evaluation of advanced radar and combat systems capabilities.(20%)

4. Investigate physics-based phenomena affecting radar, EW, and communication systems. (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:

MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with five or more years experience with advanced radar development, including demonstrated ability to work over a broad range of radar systems engineering tasks, such as requirements development, design, M&S development, and performance analysis. Strong understanding of radars and/or physics-based phenomena affecting radar or communications systems. Ability to perform analysis independently. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Experience with Navy, MDA, or Army radars and combat systems.

Desired Qualifications:

PhD in Electrical Engineering or equivalent. Eight years advanced radar development experience, including experience with advanced multi-function phased array based radar systems and/or digital array radars. Experience with AEGIS, AN/SPY-1, and AN/SPY-6.

Special Working Conditions:

Occasional opportunity to ride USN ships, APL research vessel, and work at US Navy testing sites around the country.

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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