Wireless Network 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 Entry-Level Wireless Network Engineer.

Job Summary: Assume a technical position as a wireless communications and networking engineer supporting various Government sponsors in the rapid development of prototype systems and capabilities. Perform technical tasks as required to support the rapid development of wireless networking systems. Conduct wireless network security assessments with a focus on identification of technical vulnerabilities and countermeasures.

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

  • Prototype Development: Develop hardware and hardware/software prototypes of specific communication technologies, both in-house and from other organizations. Determine methods to generate prototypes using component and system-level designs, integrate techniques and establish test beds for exercising prototypes. (75%)
  • Testing: Perform in-house and field testing of prototype and operational systems including test concept/definition, test planning, use of laboratory test equipment, analysis and reporting of results. (25%)

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 or equivalent in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science. 1 years experience and knowledge in the areas of wireless networking and RF engineering. Strong software development skills. Strong inter-personal skills. Strong speaking and technical writing skills.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in C, C , Java, and Python programming languages. Experience in Linux computing environment. Experience with MATLAB. Experience with LabView development environment. Experience in FPGA and embedded system development. Interest in pursuing technical leadership positions. Interest in publishing technical work in highly regarded technical journals and/or other technical forums.

Special Working Conditions: Ability to travel within at least the continental United States, preferably globally.

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: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 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, and values diversity in its workforce.

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