Unmanned Maritime Systems Engineer

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Laurel, MD
Apr 13, 2021
Apr 16, 2021
Full Time
Are you a committed leader with a passion for conducting research, development, and integration of ground breaking maritime technology that addresses some of the US Navy's most challenging technical issues?Do you have a strong background in systems engineering, systems integration, acquisition management, and technology evaluation and a desire for developing and encouraging others to reach their maximum potential?If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at APL!We are seeking a Unmanned Maritime Systems Engineer in the Ocean Systems and Engineering Group. In this role, you will provide systems engineering technical support to develop our nation's next generation unmanned maritime systems. You will work with a team from government, industry, and academia to develop performance specificaitons, lead technical studies, and develop systems engineering products for emerging unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) and unmanned surface vehicle (USV) programs. As a member of our team, you will build on APL's legacy of scientific research and development and trusted service to the nation.As an Unmanned Maritime System Engineer you will - Apply maritime domain experience and innovative thinking to the detailed development, integration, and evaluation of technical solutions for maritime payloads, unmanned vehicles, acoustic systems, communications systems, and vehicle autonomy for the Navy - Develop, integrate, and test early prototype R&D systems. - Generate systems engineering products such as performance specifications, use cases, system architecture, and trade studies. Perform a variety of engineering tasks including white paper development, technology surveys, and drafting of technical findings and recommendations. - Collaborate with multiple DoD system partners to evaluate current strategies, risks, and opportunities to develop and implement test and evaluation strategies that refine/improve their programs and missions. You meet our minimum qualifications if you - Have a BS degree in a technical or scientific discipline such as Systems Engineering, Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent - Have 5+ years of relevant experience working with maritime systems or a closely related field to this position. - Are passionate about system engineering methods and tools for maritime system development, integration, evaluations, and technology analysis. - Possess strong organization and planning skills, with record of accomplishment in a team environment. - Have excellent social skills and outstanding written and oral communications skills. - Are able to work within the government infrastructure and tackle leadership roles in a diverse environment of contractors, government, and user staff. - Hold an interim Secret or higher level security clearance with the ability to get a Top Secret clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to Top Secret classified information. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship. You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you - Have a MS or PhD degree in a technical or scientific discipline such as Engineering, Naval Architecture or Mathematics or equivalent. - Have experience with maritime systems design and integration. - Hold an active Top Secret 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. 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

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