Ocean Systems Electrical Engineer 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 an opportunity to apply your engineering skills in a creative and collaborative laboratory environment working on research, development, and integration of ground breaking maritime technology? Do you have a desire to help solve some of the US Navy's most exciting challenges in the undersea domain? Would you love to engage in meaningful, hands-on work in the exciting field of Maritime Electrical Engineer with an employer that prioritizes impact, innovation, and personal development? If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL. We are seeking a creative Electrical Engineer to join the Engineering and Test Group (KME) where we specialize in advancing technological capabilities for Navy operations through development and testing of sophisticated sensor systems and complex electro-mechanical systems for maritime and undersea applications. As a member of our team, you'll contribute to critical system development and experimental efforts. You will be joining a diverse team committed to crafting an environment of innovation. As an Ocean Systems Electrical Engineer Your primary responsibility will be working with a diverse team to design, analyze and test prototype sensor systems and testbeds destined for a maritime environment You will apply innovative thinking to complex problems, assist in the brainstorming and development of new initiatives/concepts in maritime applications through research and development (R&D) efforts.
You will apply your skills in design and implementation of electrical schematics, circuit boards and complex electrical systems as well as develop custom sensor interfaces along with their associated signal condition, filtering and data acquisition systems using A/D and D/A converters.
You will support lab development and testing of electrical sensors, power control hardware and distribution systems, as well as imaging systems using equipment such as oscilloscopes/digitizers, function generators, light sources, optical detectors, spectrum analyzers, and other test equipment
You will develop project plans and test plans and conduct land/ocean based field tests/demonstrations of advanced sensor systems to ensure that program objectives are satisfactorily addressed through simulation, subsystem integration testing, and full system testing. Write test plans and reports, brief designs, test plans, and test reports to upper management and sponsors.
You will collaborate with multiple DoD system partners to evaluate current designs, identify risks, and develop solutions to address those risks. Qualifications You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you Hold a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related technical field with 5+ years of demonstrated experience with relevant electrical systems in a professional environment.
Hands-on experience with: prototype development, circuit design, debugging, PCB design, interfacing analog electronics to FPGAs and microcontrollers with serial protocols such as I2C/SPI/USB, system integration & test, developing data acquisition systems, power distribution systems and similar tasks.
Have detailed knowledge of how to use lab instruments and engineering software tools such as Altium, PSpice, LabView for electrical design and development.
Show proven ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team and possess strong interpersonal, speaking, and technical writing skills to communicate effectively with staff and management at all levels.
Are able to obtain an Interim 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 Hold a Master's degree in electrical engineering or closely related technical field with Have 5+ years of relevant experience with moored and towed ocean systems like buoys, towed arrays, UUV and ROVs.
Have experience with development and testing of towed or moored acoustic and non-acoustic sensor arrays or similar telemetry systems.
Have experience with Ship Board Power systems, Power Filtering or Large Battery Powered Systems.
Have experience with Preamplifier design, Switching power supplies vs Linear Power Regulators, AC and DC power supplies, Low-Noise Power Systems and Testing any/all of these systems. 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.