Uncrewed Systems Software Architect with Security Clearance

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Laurel, Maryland
Jun 12, 2024
Jul 10, 2024
Engineering, Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Description Are you searching for challenging work involving the planning, development, integration, and testing of state-of-the-art autonomous vehicle software? Are you skilled in modern software development processes and interested in their application to Navy software acquisition? Do you thrive in a dynamic and collaborative environment? If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL. We are seeking an Uncrewed Systems Software Architect to lead software prototype development projects, guide development by 3rd parties on behalf of our sponsors, and lend software development process expertise to our sponsors as we help them modernize their software acquisition approach. You will be joining a hardworking team of engineers who cultivate a dynamic collaborative environment to architect, design, develop, integrate, and test end-to-end autonomous systems. Your efforts will directly impact to the development of the Navy's future uncrewed fleet. As an Uncrewed Systems Software Architect you will Be responsible for performing systems engineering for the development of sponsor software architectures, performance metrics and evaluation criteria, unit tests, user feedback processes, and approval methods for software on uncrewed systems.
Guide sponsors on activities and documentation for implementing best practices in software development and testing, and applying them within the Government acquisition framework.
Provide oversight and guidance to 3rd parties as they develop autonomy and other uncrewed vehicle software using software systems engineering best practices.
Lead development teams at JHU/APL who are prototyping autonomy and uncrewed systems software for maritime applications. Aid other software teams at JHU/APL in implementing software pipelines that minimize the effort required to integrate with other teams and transition cutting-edge capabilities.
Develop and lead periodic design reviews, as well as, technical reports and other briefing materials for presentation to all levels of staff and government agencies. Qualifications You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you Have a B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical field
Have 5+ years total relevant experience including 3+ years of experience working in software engineering
Are highly skilled in a breadth of software engineering and systems engineering processes.
Have experience effectively communicating with all levels of staff and clients.
Are willing and able to travel up to 10% of the time.
Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Top 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 U.S. citizenship. You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you Have an M. S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical field.
Have 6 or more years of experience working with software development and/or systems engineering.
Have experience with uncrewed, autonomous, or robotic systems.
Have experience with DevSecOps practices, Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment pipelines, automated software testing, and software Configuration Management.
Have experience with DOD acquisition processes and policies, especially DOD 5000.87 and previous DOD software acquisition paths.
Demonstrate superior initiative, energy, and organizational skills. 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.