Wireless Communications Research Engineer with Security Clearance

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Laurel, Maryland
Jun 12, 2024
Jul 10, 2024
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Engineer, Scientist, Research
Full Time
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Description Do you have experience researching wireless communications? Are you passionate about using innovation and technology to solve technical challenges involving the defense of the US? If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you! We are seeking Wireless Communications Engineers to help us give our nation a significant advantage by controlling the wireless communications environment. You will be joining a team of engineers that provide the U.S. military and intelligence communities with operational advantages, using machine learning, software-defined radios and protocol reverse engineering to develop advanced capabilities for research and operational prototypes, applying innovative research to some of our government 's most critical challenges. As a Wireless Communications Research Engineer You will conduct wireless communication systems engineering research activities in support of Cyber Operations, Special Operations, and Homeland Protection Mission Areas.
You will be responsible for researching and developing innovative solutions for military and Government sponsors. You will apply problem solving and analysis to areas related to telecommunications, remote sensing, anomaly detection, etc.
You will lead the research and development of innovative solutions to solve complex problems in the field of wireless communications. You will identify appropriate algorithms and approaches for solving critical communications problems using advanced signal processing, data processing, and machine learning techniques. You will develop software prototypes of novel signal processing approaches.
You will document work in formal technical reports and informal memoranda and present work to sponsors and the technical community.
You will support testing of prototype and operational systems working closely with sponsors to ensure mission success. Qualifications You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you Have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or another related technical field.
Have at least one year of relevant experience in wireless communications engineering.
Have demonstrated, strong teamwork and interpersonal skills along with effective oral and written communications skills.
Are capable of working on projects independently.
Have the ability to travel within the continental United States; Travel to sponsor sites local to APL may also be required.
Have the ability to obtain an Interim Top Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Top 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 at least five years of experience in commercial and/or government Wireless Communications Engineering.
Have hands-on experience in some combination of the following implementation languages: MATLAB, Python, C++/C, PyTorch, Tensorflow.
Can demonstrate recent knowledge of DoD and/or intelligence community, sponsors, and programs.
Hold an active Top Secret clearance or higher. 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.