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2023 Graduate - Electrical or Computer Engineering/Computer Science - Advanced Radio-frequency (RF) Capabilities

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Job Description


Are you passionate about building new capabilities, end to end?

Do you love tinkering with electronics, working collaboratively to tackle exciting and interesting problems?


If you are graduating with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, software engineering, math, or related field and want to work in an exciting and collaborative environment to solve challenging problems, we would love to have you join our team!


The Advanced RF group builds custom software-defined transceiver systems. Everything from capturing radio frequency (RF) signals over the air to the operator station software an operator uses is designed and built by our multidisciplinary team. We design systems that range from massive RF processing capabili­ties to small, low-power systems designed for specialized application. Signal processing, antenna design, RF and digital board design, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and embedded software design, application soft­ware engineering, and testing and integration are just some of the technical specialties of our engineers.


On the Advanced RF Capabilities team, you might:

  • Design groundbreaking circuits that integrate analog/RF and high speed digital components, commercially available chipsets, and embedded processors
  • Develop, implement, and test back-end and user-facing software applications, mobile applications, and web applications
  • Develop software and firmware for both custom-designed and commercially available chipsets, embedded processors, and FPGAs
  • Implement novel signal processing algorithms for various types of RF communications


  • Exploitation Concepts
  • Signal Processing Development
  • Signal-Locating Hardware
  • Wireless Systems
  • Algorithms and Applications
  • Signal-Locating Software


You will meet our minimum requirements if you:

  • Possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, software engineering, math, or related field.
  • Have interest and experience in one or more of the following:
    • Programming in C/C++, C#, or Java
    • Scripting with MATLAB, Python, or other scripting languages
    • Designing analog/RF and high-speed digital circuits
    • Working with embedded systems or FPGAs
    • Programming in Javascript and web application frameworks such as AngularJS, JQuery, or Vue.js.
  • Are able to work effectively in small, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Have general knowledge of laboratory test equipment such as power supplies, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, and vector network analyzers.
  • Are able to ultimately obtain a Secret level 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.
  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.

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. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.


At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a 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.

About Us

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. Only by ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

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