Unmanned Vehicle Test and Evaluation (T&E) 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 Unmanned Vehicle Test and Evaluation (T&E) Engineer for the Ocean Systems and Engineering (KMT) Group in the Force Projection Department.

Job Summary: Apply engineering, systems integration, and technology evaluation expertise in a trusted agent role for Navy mine warfare, and unmanned platforms programs. Develop software tools to support analysis of unmanned vehicle sensor, processing, and autonomy systems.


  • Perform test planning and execution for unmanned vehicle field tests to include requirements development, data collection, and at-sea testing. (40%)
  • Implement analysis tools to support evaluation of unmanned vehicle sensors, autonomy, and control systems. (40%)
  • Perform analysis of test data, prepare technical reports, and present results to peer review groups, partners, working groups and sponsors. (10%)
  • Perform technical and/or project leadership role for small to medium sized technical tasks that may involve both hardware and software components.(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: B.S. in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering or other related technical discipline with 2 years of relevant experience. Experience developing analytics and data processing software. Experience with MATLAB and SQL.

Desired Qualifications: M.S. in Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with 4 years of software development expertise on unmanned platforms. Experience in Java, C , and Python. Experience in test and evaluation of unmanned systems.

Special Working Conditions: Some travel required to include meetings (typically <2 days per month) at sponsor facility within 30 miles of JHU/APL. Additional regional or out of state travel will be required to support field-testing (possibly 2 to 6 days per month, up to 6 weeks a year).

Security: 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 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 www.jhuapl.edu.

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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