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Interoperability and Communications Systems Engineer

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)

Job title: Interoperability and Communications Systems Engineer

Company: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)

Job description: DescriptionAre you a committed problem-solver with passion for operational data communications?Do you thrive in a team environment that cultivates creativity?Do you seek to ensure multiple operational systems can maintain interoperability and communicate in an architecture?Do you have experience in setting up operational communications networks?If so, we’re looking for someone like you to join our systems interoperability team at APL!We are seeking a highly capable, creative, motivated, and hard-working engineer who is passionate about warfighter missions and ensuring defense of US and Allied Assets. You will join a diverse team of engineers and scientists who work on ground-breaking projects that span design to test analysis efforts developing solutions for warfighting architectures.As an Interoperability and Communications Systems Engineer on our team …

  • Perform predictive performance analysis of tactical data link and communication system architectures.
  • Communicate proposed ideas and scenarios to internal and external program leadership including government sponsors.
  • Collaborate in a team environment to develop innovative solutions to our nation’s challenges including developing the C5I architecture to integrate autonomous systems into the armed forces.
  • Develop sequence of events to drive integration of new systems.
  • Participate in improvements to and leading of APL Tactical Data Link training.

QualificationsYou meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you…

  • Have a B.S. degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Have 1 or more years’ of related systems engineering experience
  • Have strong understating of data network integration concepts and attention to detail.
  • Have experience working with Link-16.
  • Are able and willing to travel up to 20% of your time. Travel may be domestic or international and may include embarking upon naval vessels or aircraft.
  • Are willing to work in a closed area.
  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a 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.

You’ll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you…

  • Have 3+ years experience serving as a Joint Interface Control Officer or similar billet supporting operations.
  • Have a M.S. degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Have experience as a member of a Joint Task Force Staff.
  • Completed the Joint Interface Control Officer Course (JICO) (JT-301) and the Advanced JICC Operators Course (AJOC) (JT-310) or service equivalents.
  • Have recent experience with the Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) on advances in networked warfare and emergent capabilities to achieve interdependence and operational effectiveness, including the integration and interoperability of Tactical Data Links (TDL) within the Multi-TDL Network (MTN) to contribute to the Common Tactical Picture (CTP) and planning and management of tactical data through gateways or extended interfaces to support the Joint Data Network (JDN).
  • Hold an active Secret government security clearance and are capable of attaining a Top Secret/SCI government security clearance.

Base pay will take into account the selected candidate’s knowledge, experience, skill and/or abilities with consideration for internal parity. APL may offer bonuses or other forms of compensation per internal policy and/or contractual designation. Additional compensation may be provided in the form of a sign-on bonus, relocation benefits, locality allowance or discretionary payments for exceptional performance. APL provides a comprehensive benefits package including retirement plans, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, part-time study and training and development. Base pay range for this role: $90,000 – $220,000.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 .
About UsAPL 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 Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. 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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Location: Laurel, MD

Job posting date: Thu, 02 May 2024 07:14:58 GMT

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