Mechanical Engineer - Electronic Warfare

Company Name:
Applied Physics Laboratory
## Position Description
Introduction: 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 Mechanical Engineer - Electronic Warfare.
Job Summary: Develop and evaluate requirements and design an integrated Electronic Warfare system that will be deployed on both manned and unmanned platforms.
Duties :
1. Develop designs for integrating radio frequency and electronics subsystems into modular packages and airborne pods. This includes conducting Cooling, Size, Weight and Power (CSWAP) trade studies and generating design specifications and drawings. (40%)
2. Provide mechanical engineering support to the antenna design team, with a focus on integrating unique antenna designs into space constrained packages. (20%)
3. Participate in standards working group meetings focused on development (e.g., IEEE, VITA) of new open architecture concepts, including connector designs and open interface standards. (20%)
4. Assist with the development and design of test beds to support hardware in the loop lab and field testing at the system and subsystem level. (10%)
5. Formally document concepts, analyses results, system requirements as needed. Present new concepts, results, etc. to the APL design team and, at times, to the government sponsors. (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.
## Qualifications
Required Qualifications: BS in ME, EE, Physics, or comparable technical field with at least 5 years of relevant experience. Have strong analytical and logical skills and attention to detail. Experience with the modular design and packaging of RF and electronics subsystems, to include antennas, digital and analog subsystems and power systems. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to perform effectively as part of a team.
Desired Qualifications: MS in ME, EE, Physics, or comparable technical field. Experience and background in some or all of the following: Familiarity with principals of radar and communications systems, mechanics of antenna design, integration with unmanned platforms like UAVs, and Open Architecture.
Special Working Conditions: Infrequent travel to government sites, working in closed areas, occasional extended hours.
Security: Secret Clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for a NAC/LAC (National Agency Check/Local Agency Check) and access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include US 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, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Primary Location: United States- Maryland- Laurel
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: 07031

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