Communication Systems Engineer
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Austin, TX

About $83,000 - $110,000 a year

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Are you searching for meaningful work in developing communications and networking capabilities that enable the U.S. to shape and prevail in the ever-evolving threat environment?

Are you passionate about new technologies?

We are seeking a motivated and creative technical professional who can solve deeply challenging and complex problems using new ideas, technology, and engineering rigor.

Army Futures Command (AFC) is standing up a System Integration and Architecture cell to drive collaborative innovation across the Army's ecosystem of programs and R&D. This cell will bring together, in Austin TX, a core team of AFC staff as well as dedicated thought leaders from across our nation's FFRDCs, UARCs, and leading innovative companies. JHU/APL is seeking a Systems Engineer with a strong technical background in communications and networking. This Systems-of-systems thinker will work collaboratively with the team to identify and solve technical challenges associated with achieving Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). The team will work with, by, and through the programs and offices across the Army to ensure new technology introduction creates synergy across programs, maintains interoperability, and provides advancement towards the MDO vision. This is a key position helping drive strategy, investment, and technical innovation in a four-star command.

In this exciting role you will bring your expertise to solving the toughest technical challenges facing the achievement of the MDO. Your responsibilities include conducting strategic analysis, systems engineering, and technical studies to assist Army Futures Command in resolving strategic, operational, and technical issues with a focus on communications and/or network systems. You will be charged with solving the toughest technical challenges to system-of-systems integration through requirements development, technical analysis, prototyping, and experimentation. Your innovative solutions will ensure current and future operational needs are met by incorporating the most appropriate technologies, considering new technologies for future program development, and providing guidance to drive proper systems integration.

The ideal candidate:
Possesses proven technical leadership abilities
Can contribute individually
Can direct a reach-back support team at APL to access the breadth of APL expertise
Thrives when working with a team of high-caliber experts from across the industry
Comfortably briefs senior military leaders

You meet the minimumqualifications for this position if you have:

MS degree in electricalengineering, computer science, systems engineering, or closely relateddiscipline, with at least 5 years of relevant technical experience.
Strongsystems engineering background related to wired and wireless networkarchitecture, network modeling and simulation, network operations, networkengineering, or communication systems engineering.
Flexibility to examine andanalyze problems outside one's core area of expertise.
Excellent oral andwritten communication and presentation skills. Ability to effectively leadsmall teams and brief both technical and non-technical audiences.
Able toperform limited travel and work at sponsor site in Austin, TX.
Must have activeDOD Secret clearance.

You'll go above and beyond ourminimum requirements if you have:

PhD degree in electricalengineering, computer science, systems engineering, or equivalent, with atleast 10 years of relevant technical experience.
Experience working onand leading technology efforts for network architecture or network operationsdesign, assessment, analysis of alternatives, or evaluation.
Active top secretclearance.

Why Work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins UniversityApplied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation'smost critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wideselection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistanceprogram, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoygenerous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in theBaltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status,veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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