Software System Engineer

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Laurel, MD
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Full Time
Are you passionate about architecting and prototyping software solutions to novel problems? Do you love mastering new technologies and finding creative ways to apply them?If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!We are seeking a Software System Engineer to help us build software that solves the Navy's hardest problems. You'll be joining a team of multidisciplinary engineers who excel at rapidly developing and deploying prototype solutions. Some of the issues our team tackles include sensor integration, data fusion, distributed communications, and decentralized processing.We expect our software engineers to have a versatile skill set and the motivation to work on all aspects of a project, including back-end data storage, data fusion algorithms, and front-end UI. Software engineers that succeed here have the drive to learn and employ different languages and technologies as tasks require.We strive for continuous learning and promote a state of the art technology. Expect to demonstrate a mix of new, emerging, and proven technologies to design and develop solutions with rigor. As a member of our team, you will ultimately be contributing to multiple projects spanning the entire product life-cycle.As a Software System Engineer:Your primary responsibility will be to solve problems for various software projects by:Iteratively working with users and engineers to understand their needs and use casesDesigning software to meet said needsCommunicating proposed solutions with a teamImplementing and testing solutions in softwareYou will have opportunities to work with real-time tactical systems and improve these systems through both refactoring and adding new capabilities.You will take advantage of modern software development methodologies including automated testing, continuous integration, rapid iteration, design thinking and more.You will communicate designs, implementation, and results through reports, peer reviews, and presentations in a friendly team atmosphere.You will design software that is testable, extensible, and maintainable.QualificationsYou meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you:Have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field.Have at least 3+ years of diverse software development experience.Have experience or a strong interest in designing and evaluating software architecture.Are comfortable working in a highly collaborative setting where others rely upon you for timely results.Are experienced with multiple software languages (C++ preferred).Are willing to occasionally travel to sponsor sites for test events and data collection.Are willing and able to continually learn new programming languages, software frameworks, and practices.Are able to obtain Interim Secret by your start date and can ultimately obtain 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 US 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.You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you:Have a background in tactical systems, combat systems, radar, electronic warfare, tactical networks, or weapons.Have experience working with target tracking systems or algorithms.Are comfortable working with and designing concurrent software.Are well-versed in C++ 11 (or newer).Hold an advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a similar field.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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