Software Engineer/Developer

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 Software Engineer / Developer.

Job Summary: Develop and analyze software for cyber platforms for government and military sponsors. Assist in the design and development of innovative cyberspace capabilities to make an operational impact. Be part of a creative team that develops solutions to large-scale, complex problems in the cyber operations domain.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):
  1. Design, develop, and test software solutions for advanced cyber operations applications. (60%)
  2. Analyze software for government and military systems to understand system functionality and identify potential defects, vulnerabilities, and inefficiencies. (30%)
  3. Work closely with other developers, systems engineers, end users, and sponsors to understand system needs and develop overall solutions that will meet these needs in the operational environment. (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 two (2) 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 software design tools, version control, issue trackers, and debuggers. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in small, multi-disciplinary teams. Commitment to continuous growth of technical skills. Ability to obtain a TS clearance.
Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, math, or equivalent with an emphasis on software development and cyber-security. 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 the full software development lifecycle. Active TS/SCI clearance.  

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. 

Primary Location

 *United States-*Maryland-*Laurel