High Power Microwave Source Engineer

Other Technical Professional
AMDS - Air and Missile Defense Sector

Do you have experience in and dream of working with High Power RF weapons? Do you love leading the physics of designing and evluating high power RF sources?

If this piques your interest, please keep reading.

We would like you to support our mission in developing advanced HPRF sources for defense systems.

To help advance your career...
We envision you and collaborating and engaging with a diverse team that helps protect the US and our Allies.

If you have these skills, interest and passion, we encourage you to apply. This is an excellent opportunity for you to us help develop ground breaking concepts for HPRF sources.



You meet the minimum requirements if ...

•You have an M.S. Electrical Engineering
•At least 5 years of specific experience in High Power RF source design, and testing

•Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Top 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.
•A PhD in Physics or Electrical Engineering with pulsed power for HPRF systems expertise are a plus


Special Working Conditions: 10% travel

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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