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Military Systems Senior Cybersecurity Engineer
Laurel, MD

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Job Description


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Military Systems Senior Cybersecurity Systems Engineer.

Job Summary:

"Engineering Robust and Resilient Military Platforms Capable of Operating in The Face of Determined Cyber Adversaries"

Motivated candidates are expected to provide engineering and operational expertise towards studying, designing, developing, implementing, and testing for robust and resilient capabilities and solutions applied to air, afloat, land, space, and subsurface military and/or tactical platforms and systems. Emphasis is on providing systems engineering expertise to yield effective cybersecurity solutions for Combat and Weapons Systems, C4I, HM&E, and related mission and/or tactical systems, by employing technology, people, training and processes to achieve the most robust and resilient systems against nation-state adversaries.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

* Analyze and evolve the architecture, design, constraints, and requirements of fielded military and tactical systems to enhance system resilience to cyber attack in the presence of an adverse cyber environment (40%)
* Lead technical teams in the definition and design of robust and resilient solutions for the acquisitions, operations and sustainment of military and tactical systems in the presence of adverse cyber environments. (40%)
* Contribute in strategy and early concept demonstration and development for new solutions considering cyber concerns and constraints while respecting and operating within the context of other system constraints (20%)

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:

M.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields with 4 or more years of experience designing, developing and maintaining military and/or tactical systems with complex computational and processing dependencies. Demonstrated ability to design defensive cyber solutions that inhibit or mitigate operational impact from cyber-attack given constraints of operations, performance or organization. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proven ability to work in diverse teams as a leader and a contributor. Proven demonstration as a critical thinker developing solutions to complex problems. Requires a Top Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields with 5 or more years' experience with military systems architecture, design, and cybersecurity solutions. Detailed technical understanding and/or operational/maintenance experience with Combat Systems, Weapons and Stores Systems, C4I, Avionics, HM&E, and/or other related military operational technology, including embedded systems and supporting platform network and computing environments is advantageous. Demonstrated knowledge of cyber issues surrounding real-time operating systems, software-intensive systems, unmanned systems, military standard bus specifications, and operational mission/domain-specific applications. Experience with full life cycle system engineering process and/or applied research. Experience in the design and use of engineering models and tools. Working knowledge of IO/cyber techniques, modeling/simulation, and evaluation of cyber architectures. Demonstrated team leadership or project management skills. Proven demonstration as a critical thinker developing strategy and solutions to solving complex problems. Active Top Secret clearance.

Special Working Conditions: Occasional travel required (<10%). Some work required in classified areas.

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

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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