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RF Seeker Engineer with Security Clearance at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

RF Seeker Engineer with Security Clearance

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Laurel, MD (Onsite) Full-Time
Description Are you passionate about equipping our warfighters with the tools they need to prevail on the battlefield? Do you love contributing to the development of groundbreaking US military weapon systems? Are you eager to apply your knowledge and experience toward designing state of the art radio frequency (RF) seekers? If so, were looking for someone like you to join our team at APL! We are looking for an RF Seeker Engineer to help us develop creative seeker designs for integration into advanced U.S. weapon systems. The weapons that we develop are vital to maintaining the U.S. Department of Defense's technological advantage over adversaries. Youll be joining our hardworking, multidisciplinary team of engineers and subject matter experts dedicated to developing the cutting edge weapons critical to success within complex, future battle spaces. As an RF Seeker Engineer... * Your primary responsibility will be to design RF seekers for conventional and advanced weapons, including air-breathing and boost-glide hypersonic weapons; You will collaborate with a diverse team of highly skilled engineers and scientists to integrate your designs into comprehensive, "all up round" weapon designs.
* You will develop advanced waveforms and receiver signal processing algorithms to improve RF seeker performance in complex, electronically contested environments.
* You will integrate your RF seeker designs into low, medium and high fidelity weapon and vehicle simulations used to assess the military effectiveness of US and adversary systems.
* You will use existing or develop new analytical tools and software to help you predict and analyze the performance of RF seeker designs in realistic tactical scenarios.
* You will conduct RF seeker prototyping, test and evaluation within hardware in the loop facilities and during live-fire field tests.
* You will research, investigate, and experiment with new seeker technologies to identify creative RF seeker approaches to meeting difficult RF seeker requirements. Qualifications You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you... * Possess at least a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or another related field.
* Have at least three years of radar or RF seeker engineering experience.
* Possess excellent knowledge in one or more of the following technical domains: radar modalities such as SAR and MTI; radar waveforms; electromagnetic wave propagation; RF antennas and beamforming; radar signal processing; and automatic target recognition.
* Are willing and able to occasionally travel to meetings.
* Are able to obtain a final Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Top Secret level 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.
* Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date. Youll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you... * Possess a Masters degree or PhD in a related technical field.
* Have experience with developing integrated missile avionics designs including RF seekers; target trackers; missile decision logic; and guidance, navigation and control systems.
* Have experience writing and implementing RF seeker algorithms.
* Have experience developing and integrating physics-based seeker models into six degree or freedom missile simulations.
* Have RF hardware experience.
* 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 [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to RF Seeker Engineer with Security Clearance About Us APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact . Only by ensuring that everyone's voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

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