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Embedded Systems Engineer
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland
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Date Posted 01/13/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Description
Do you have experience using embedded systems to solve hard problems with real-world applications?

Are you passionate about working with collaborative and dedicated teams to move ideas to prototypes and solving technical challenges with real impact?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL. We are seeking an embedded design engineer to help us demonstrate new and creative signal processing concepts. You will join an engaged team that spans multiple engineering disciplines, from algorithms to custom hardware design. As a member of our team, you will combine embedded software engineering skills with signal processing techniques to bring real solutions from concept to prototype. 

As an Embedded systems engineer...
Your primary responsibility will be developing software and firmware for embedded systems
You will implement signal processing algorithms for various types of communication and radio navigation signals
You will design and integrate embedded systems with sensors
You will perform system-level design of signal collection and tracking systems
You will test and demonstrate systems in live field tests
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you… 

Have a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other relevant technical discipline
Have 3+ years of relevant experience working with embedded systems and embedded programming
Have general knowledge of and interest in embedded system design with FPGAs
Have strong communication skills
Have good organizational skills and an ability to multi-task
Are willing to lead small project teams of similarly qualified engineers
Are willing and able to support travel of an average of three weeks per year
Are able to obtain Secret level 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…

Have an M.S. in Electrical or Computer engineering

Have at least 5 years of  relevant experience working with embedded systems and embedded programming

Have experience programming for Software Defined Radios (SDR)

Have a working knowledge of GPS and GNSS processing systems, Inertial Measurement Units and other navigation technologies

Have experience with high-speed FPGA design

Have experience with digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms 

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. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.


APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration 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.

Primary Location *United States-*Maryland-*Laurel

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