Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Data Science
AOS - Asymmetric Operations Sector
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Are you passionate about building solutions for our greatest national challenges?

Are you searching for engaging work with an employer that prioritizes impact, innovation, and personal development? Do you value working with innovative technology?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL!


To address emerging national challenges, we develop software systems that enable the application of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) to a variety of domains, such as cyber operations, healthcare, social media analysis, and image and video exploitation. Our group is making critical contributions in the fight of online misinformation, cyber attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic. We want talented people who can work as part of a team to craft, implement, test, and maintain state of the art data infrastructures. You will combine your data engineering skills with the newest technology in order to build rapid prototypes in all kinds of environments to support all forms of data modalities.


As a Data Engineer, you will…

  • Design, build, and maintain data pipeline architectures that will support a wide variety of data modalities
  • Lead teams of software or data engineers in implementing these pipelines
  • Aggregate and make available complex datasets that meet internal research and sponsor requirements
  • Collaborate with sponsors and researchers to better understand their data needs
  • Manage data in clean and secure ways
  • Use and build monitoring tools that help all parties understand health of the data and underlying infrastructure
  • Create AI-based analysis tools that will help downstream users analyze and understand data
  • Continually identify and implement new technologies within the field


You’ll meet our minimum qualifications if you have…

  • B.S. in a computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related field
  • At least 2 years of hands on experience developing in either Python, Java, Scala, or Go
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL database technologies (e.g., PostgreSQL, MongoDB)
  • Experience with message brokers (e.g., RabbitMQ, Kafka)
  • Experience with data pipeline, workflow management, and version control tools
  • Understanding of software engineering concepts (e.g., object-oriented vs functional, batch vs stream processing)
  • 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.
  • Are able to obtain a Top Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security 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 qualifications if you have …

  • M.S. in a computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related field
  • Solid understanding of data science and machine learning practices
  • Experience with data processing frameworks (Hadoop, Spark, Flink, etc) and/or miscellaneous data stores (e.g., Redis, S3)
  • Experience with container/cloud technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Azure, etc)

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


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