Test and Evaluation Technician


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 Test and Evaluation Technician.

Job Summary:

Perform testing and evaluation of ground-based and airborne electronic warfare (EW) systems in support of operational fielding of those systems and the development of advanced EW capabilities. Test operations are conducted both in the laboratory and off-site locations, including operations on existing government ranges and facilities. Assist with laboratory/facilities management functions such as security administration, calibration and equipment management.


1. Provide systems engineering support for operational and developmental electronic warfare systems. Assist in evaluation of advanced system capability and technique development. Test and validate electronic warfare subsystems and components for multiple government sponsors. Key subsystems include antennas, transceivers, and high power RF amplifiers. Testing is conducted at APL and government sites/outdoor ranges (60%)

2. Work with engineering staff to perform threat vulnerability analysis and characterization in support of EW technique development. (30%)

3. Assist facility manager with running several EW lab facilities supporting EW system development. (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: High School Diploma or equivalent. 10 years work experience with RF electronic systems/subsystems. Ability to work in a small team of engineers and staff with various levels of experience and technical skill. Demonstrated strong verbal and writing skills. Self-motivated, capable of multitasking. Familiarity with various lab instruments (e.g. signal generators, signal analyzers, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, etc.) Must be able to effectively use Microsoft Office, Word, Power Point and Excel. Ability to work to different levels of requirements depending on the task at hand. Active Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications: AA degree or other education in electronics/engineering. Familiarity with the operation and capabilities of electronic countermeasures (ECM) systems and radar systems. Knowledge of key RF subsystems, including antennas, high power RF amplifiers, transceivers, and commercial wireless protocols. Experience with testing of digital /analog circuits. Understanding of operational aspects of ground based electronic warfare (concepts of operations / tactics, techniques, procedures).

Special Working Conditions: Job is nominally 5 days a week, 8 hour days; however, longer days may be needed for during testing events at offsite locations. Position will require approximately 10% local and out of town travel to government and contractor facilities and special test ranges.

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 www.jhuapl.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity: 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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