KVB Chief Engineer - Electronic Warfare Systems

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Laurel, MD
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Engineer, Executive, Chief
Full Time
DescriptionAre you searching for an opportunity to make profound, enduring, and positive changes to a group, its people's careers, and its work environment? Do you want to grow new leaders, cultivate technical talent, and build and inspire teams? Do you have experience in scientific and engineering fields related to Electronic Warfare Systems that you want to impart to others at APL?If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our leadership team in the Electronic Warfare Group within the Force Projection Sector at APL. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC., is seeking a Chief Engineer for the Electronic Warfare Systems (KVB) Group in the Force Projection Sector.The Chief Engineer in this role will be responsible for technical quality and engineering rigor of the group's technical activities, advancing the group's technical capability, and collaborating with APL Program Managers to apply the Electronic Warfare Systems' capabilities to sponsor challenges. As a Chief Engineer of the Electronic Warfare Systems Group, you will Lead impactful contributions to technical projects in the Precision Strike Mission Area (PSMA) Provide leadership in technical activities such as developing technology roadmaps, serving on IRAD committees, developing modeling and simulation frameworks, leading systems engineering and development, executing test and evaluation events. Work with program and project managers to develop technical task descriptions and scope of effort Work with task leads, Chief Scientist, and group leadership to match group skills and expertise to technical tasks in a way that has a positive impact to technical quality. Lead project development efforts with a total systems approach Build technical teams, working across the interfaces of programs and technical groups Contribute in a collaborative environment with other CE and CS. Establish and execute a KVB group technical review process to encourage the documentation of technical work and ensure the quality of technical products consistent with FPS quality processes Understand and assist technical staff with identifying when and how to execute the laboratory public release process Proactively implement a quality management approach throughout the technical process Work with project teams during project planning and initiation to ensure the right tools are available. Assist Group Supervisor with management of facility overhead and capital budgets to ensure group has required laboratory facilities with proper hardware and software tools to meet current and projected needs of PSMA programs Identify technical training needs for the group staff and key conferences for staff to attend and at which to present. Mentor and guide staff (including Chief Apprentice) in preparation for design reviews, presentations to sponsors, and conference papers and presentations Review technical deliverables, memorandums, and presentations produced by KVB staff for technical completeness and quality. Perform duties in a manner consistent with FPS leadership responsibilities and expectations (). QualificationsYou meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you Have a Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline or other related field Have extensive professional experience in design, development, integration and/or test of hardware or software systems Demonstrate effective technical leadership experience Have a broad knowledge of Government systems and programs Have a solid understanding of quality assurance practices Have excellent formal oral and written communication skills Hold an active 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 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 Master's degree in Engineering or other field related to radio frequency (RF) design, radar, or electronic warfare (EW) Have extensive professional experience in design, development, integration and test of RF, radar, or EW hardware and software systems Demonstrate effective project or program management experience Have a broad knowledge of Naval sensors and weapons systems and the related APL programs Have a solid understanding of quality assurance practices Have experience presenting at technical conferences and to sponsors 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.

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