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Senior Software Engineer/Developer

Laurel, Washington Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Senior Software Engineer/Developer


Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make significant impacts on our Nation’s security? If so, then the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is looking for you. We need an experienced, forward leaning, Senior Software Engineer / Developer who knows how to develop and deliver operational systems in support of cyberspace operations.

Job Summary: Design and develop advanced and innovative cyberspace capabilities to make an operational impact. Develop and analyze software for cyber platforms for government and military sponsors. Provide software engineering and development expertise and leadership on large-scale, complex problems in the cyber operations domain. Provide thought leadership within the context of software diversity and how it applies to cyber vulnerability.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):
Design, develop, and test software solutions for advanced cyber operations applications. Automate key activities in the software development lifecycle, including integration, testing, deployment, and issue monitoring. Develop, review, and present system architectures. Perform analysis of alternatives in support of architecture development. (50%)
Analyze software for government and military systems to understand system functionality and identify potential defects, vulnerabilities, and inefficiencies. (30%)
Plan and track work as a senior team member or technical lead. Work closely with systems engineers, developers, end users, and sponsors to understand system needs and develop overall solutions that will meet these needs in the operational environment. (10%)
Mentor software teams and other staff members regarding software development best practices and advanced techniques. (10%)
Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, math, or equivalent with an emphasis on software development. At least eight (8) years of experience developing applications in C++, Java, Python, or a comparable object-oriented language. Willingness to rapidly learn new languages and frameworks. Experience using professional software development tools such as version control, issue trackers, continuous integration tools, and debuggers. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in small, multi-disciplinary teams. Formal or informal leadership experience. Commitment to and history of continuous growth of technical skills. Active TS clearance.

Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree or PhD in computer science, software engineering, or equivalent with an emphasis on software development. Familiarity with other programming languages such as Assembly, C, C#, and Javascript/HTML and web application frameworks such as AngularJS and JQuery. Experience with software architecture, low-level system development, system profiling, and multiple software development lifecycle models. Active TS/SCI clearance. Experience in on-line advertising technology a plus.


Special Working Conditions: Limited travel required.

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. Preference for current SSBI.

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 **************.

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.

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