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Applied Physics Laboratory Electronic Warfare and RF Engineer in Laurel, Maryland

Position Description Do you love to develop, build, and test complex systems? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative team environment? Are you passionate about working hands-on with electronic systems? If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our Electronic Attack (EA) Systems group at APL. We are seeking an engineer to support the design, test, and evaluation of ground-based electronic countermeasure (ECM) systems for C-UAS (counter-unmanned aerial systems) and counter-RCIED (Radio-controlled Improvised Explosive Devices) applications. As a member of our team, you will become a subject matter expert on ground-based jamming systems and both UAS and RCIED threats. You will develop and integrate countermeasures (including algorithm development and signal processing), and test their effectiveness in a high-tech laboratory and on government over-the-air test ranges. You will be joining a dedicated team of engineers and scientists who work with Government and Industry. We are passionate about providing advanced RF systems to protect U.S. citizens, service members, and allies. As an Electronic Warfare engineer... * Your primary responsibility will be to support efforts related to effective operational deployment of ground-based ECM systems against a variety of threat types and missions. This includes but is not limited to developing and optimizing electronic countermeasures; requirements analysis and definition; risk and capability assessments; and ECM system test and evaluation. This includes having a thorough knowledge of the ECM system under test, the threats being used during the test, common test infrastructure configurations and test instrumentation. * You will apply your knowledge of UAS, RCIED, RF electronics and communications, and related technologies to enhance the performance of ECM systems and provide subject matter expertise on UAS and RCIED threats. * You will work with Government and Industry partners in the development of next generation ECM systems. You will support trade studies that analyze and compare ECM system concepts and technology alternatives in terms of effectiveness, cost, and risk. You will provide technical expertise during field and laboratory test and evaluation events. * You will perform data analysis in support of both pre-test activities and post-test reporting of ECM systems capabilities in over-the-air performance assessment. You will guide other team members in the application of systems engineering and test design consistent with government standards and practices for development, evaluation and sustainment of RF electronic systems. ## Qualifications You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you... * Possess a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or other related engineering discipline. * Have 5+ years of experience in test engineering, RF systems prototyping, RF signal processing, RF modeling and simulation, or analysis and development of RF subsystems, or an M.S. degree in these fields with 3 years of experience. * Thrive in a team environment of numerous engineers with varying levels of experience and technical skills. * Are skilled in one or more scientific or mathematical programming languages, including Matlab, Python, and C/C++. * Are willing and able to travel up to 25% of the time to test sites or meetings. * Have experience with working with RF test and measurement equipment. * Are able to obtain an Interim Secret security clearance by your start date and ultimately able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. If selected, you 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. You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you... * Have specific experience with test design, planning, execution and test reporting of RF electronic warfare systems during various stages of development, from concept development to operational deployment. * Have in-depth understanding of RF test and design, propagation, antenna design, microcontroller design, common communication protocols, electronic attack techniques, and military operations and deployment of ground based electronic warfare systems. * Are comfortable using RF test equipment, including spectrum analyzers and signal generators. * Have experience with FPGA design and implementation * Have an active Top Secret clearance. Why work at APL? The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers. Primary Location: United States-Maryland-Laurel *Req ID: 25942
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