Senior Remote Sensing Engineer with Security Clearance

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Laurel, Maryland
Apr 01, 2024
Apr 12, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Description Do you love to apply complex scientific concepts to real world applications? Are you searching for meaningful work in remote sensing? Are you hoping to join a dynamic and innovative team? If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL. We are seeking a motivated scientist or engineer to help us advance our work in remote sensing, atmospheric characterization, and novel EO/IR instrumentation. As a member of the Optics and Photonics Group, your work will help inform decision makers in the defense community to help solve our nation's critical challenges. You will participate in system modeling and model validation through real world data collection, data analysis and prototype system development. You will have opportunities to formally document work in sponsor briefings and reports, academic journals, and conference presentations. You will be joining a hardworking team of engineers and scientists who enjoy working hands-on in the lab and in the field. We are passionate about applying optics and photonics technology to high-impact next-generation applications in sensing, communications, kinetic effects and non-kinetic warfare. Our team is committed to fostering an inclusive atmosphere as we work across a diverse set of skillsets and backgrounds to solve complex challenges. As a Senior Remote Sensing Engineer: Your primary responsibilities will be to determine technical courses of action to meet sponsor requirements, lead small teams in the execution of these pathways, and mentor junior staff to help develop world-class expertise.
You will simulate, and test atmospheric propagation effects on EO/IR sensors and systems.
You will build prototype systems and conduct critical experiments in the lab and field to develop and validate system requirements.
You will make an impact by detailing work into formal and informal technical reports, including presentations, conference proceedings, and journal articles. Qualifications You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you Possess a M.S. degree in electrical engineering, physics, optics or a related field and a minimum of 7 years experience in the modeling and simulation, development, and characterization of EO/IR sensors and systems, OR a B.S. degree in a related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience with EO/IR sensors and systems.
Have experience with physics based simulation techniques.
Have developed and fielded EO/IR sensors and systems.
Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
Are willing to travel up to 10% of the time as needed.
Are able to obtain a/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 Ph.D. in electrical engineering, physics, optics or a related field.
Have 10+ years of experience in the modeling/simulation, development, and characterization of EO/IR sensors and systems.
Have field test experience and an interest in travel.
Are proficient in MATLAB, MODTRAN, Python, and C++ with a good understanding of software best practices.
Have experience in applied spectroscopy and applications for remote sensing.
Have an active Top Secret or higher 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 About Us APL 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 . 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.