Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
March 9, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Design, develop, and test RF, microwave, mm-wave, and digital systems that support analog and digital photonic systems. Conduct analysis of relevant data and participate in system design activities. Formally document work in sponsor briefings and reports, academic journals, and conference presentations.
Design and develop electrical systems hardware based on components such as amplifiers, mixers, microcontrollers, lasers, modulators, photodiodes, and passive components.
Support evaluation of optical, electrical, and RF hardware through benchtop testing using optical test equipment, bit error rate tester, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, and other test equipment.
Design prototype systems and conduct critical experiments.
Develop and document formal and informal requirements to support design and test activity.
Develop test plans to verify performance against requirements.
Document work in formal and informal technical reports, including presentations, conference proceedings, and journal articles.
B.S. degree in electrical engineering, physics, optics or closely related field with 3+ years of experience in engineering
Experience with optical and microwave test and measurement equipment
Familiarity with MATLAB and LabVIEW
Desire to contribute to development programs focusing on innovative optical/RF subsystems
Strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Active Secret or ability to obtain one.
M.S. or Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, physics, optics, or closely related field with 1+ years of experience
Experience with radio over fiber systems, photonic analog-to-digital conversion, and/or mode-locked lasers
Experience modeling optical systems in MATLAB
Experience with signal processing algorithms
Special Working Conditions: Willingness to travel up to 20%. Security: Applicant selected 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.
Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 15183
About Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
For more than 70 years, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has provided critical contributions to critical challenges with systems engineering and integration, technology research and development, and analysis. Our scientists, engineers, and analysts serve as trusted advisors and technical experts to the government, ensuring the reliability of complex technologies that safeguard our nation’s security and advance the frontiers of space. We also maintain independent research and development programs that pioneer and explore emerging technologies and concepts to address future national priorities.