Systems Analyst/Software 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. is seeking a Systems Analyst/Software Engineer.

Job Summary:

Design and develop next generation software and data solutions for Trident weapon system data analysis.


  • Design, develop and implement new software, and create solutions in existing software to meet upcoming instrumentation data recording modernization. Develop software to process onboard submarine recordings of shipboard data into data products to be used by the Trident analysis community. (50%)
  • Perform systems analysis and software concept-to-delivery design processes (requirements, detailed design, implementation, test, configuration management and documentation). (50%)

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 degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field, plus at least 5 years relevant experience
  • Strong software engineering skills
  • Experience developing in Microsoft Visual Studio, C , C#, and/or .Net. Wide knowledge of programming fundamentals (computer science, algorithms, database design, data structures)
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to lead small teams in developing creative solutions to complex problems
  • Expert verbal and written communication and interpersonal collaboration skills; must work effectively as a team player in a technical team environment
  • Expert time management, organization, and planning skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in related technical field
  • Interest in data science
  • Knowledge of instrumentation systems, interfaces and data, and/or shipboard and flight missile and reentry body telemetry systems
  • Experience with SQL Server or Matlab. Understanding of databases and data modeling
  • Experience with unit and/or automated testing frameworks

Special Working Conditions: Some US and foreign travel will be required, not to exceed a few trips per year.

Security: Top 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 Top 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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