Microwave Photonics Engineer
Do you love working with state-of-the-art fiber optic and integrated photonic systems? Are you passionate and dream about record-breaking photonic microwave and millimeter-wave research? Are you searching for impactful and significant work with a team with varied dynamic strengths of creative researchers? If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at APL. In the Electro-optic and Infrared Technologies and Systems Group, you will help us contribute to the design, development, and testing of advanced microwave photonic prototypes for various defense applications. You will participate in system modeling and model validation, data analysis and system architecture. You will have opportunities to formally document work in sponsor briefings and reports, academic journals, and conference presentations. As a Microwave and Photonics Engineer *Your primary responsibility will be crafting optical subsystem hardware based on components such as lasers, modulators, photodiodes, and passive components. *You will support evaluation of optical, electrical, and microwave hardware through benchtop testing using optical test equipment, bit error rate tester, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, and other test equipment. *You will build prototype systems and conduct critical experiments while helping to develop requirements to support design and test activity, develop test plans to verify performance against requirements. *You will make an impact by detailing work into formal and informal technical reports, including presentations, conference proceedings, and journal articles. You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you *Possess a BS degree in electrical engineering, physics, optics or a related field. *A minimum of 1 year experience with optical and microwave test and measurement equipment. *Are familiar with MATLAB and Python. *Are driven by the ability to contribute to research and development programs focusing on state of the art optical/microwave subsystems. *Possess strong oral and written communication skills. *Are able to obtain a Secret security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship. You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you *Possess a MS degree or 2 years of experience in a relevant field. *Have experience with millimeter-wave technologies, photonic signal processing, mode-locked lasers or photonic integrated circuits. *Have experience modeling optical systems in MATLAB or Python. *Have experience with digital or wireless communications, electronic warfare, or radar systems. *Can work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. *Are able to obtain Top Secret level security 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. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and 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. APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.