Software Developer and Navigation Analyst

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Software Engineering
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FPS - Force Projection Sector

Are you searching for important software development and system analysis work, where you can supply creative and impactful navigation solutions to the US Navy’s surface and subsurface missions?

Do you enjoy using computer science to develop tools that can identify and diagnose anomalous behavior using state-of-the-art analytic techniques?

Do you value working in a collaborative environment for an employer that prioritizes impact, innovation and personal development?

If so, then we want you on our team! We are the Navigation group in the Force Projection Sector at JHU/APL. We are seeking a Software Developer and Navigation Analyst to help us ensure the US Navy has the most accurate and reliable navigation systems in the world.

In this role, you will use your skills in computer science and data analytics to develop software tools to evaluate high performance navigation sensors on US Navy platforms. You will work in collaborative teams to implement intuitive software to transform data into knowledge and, as a result, substantially increase the efficiency of APL's state of the art navigation analyses for deployed platforms. You will join a dedicated group of physicists, software developers, mathematicians, and scientists who are committed to directly contributing to the success of strategic and tactical missions of utmost importance to the US Navy.

As a Software Developer and Navigation Analyst you will...

  • Develop, maintain and use analysis tools that implement mathematical models to assess navigation system performance, including inertial navigation systems, GPS systems, and acoustic-based navigation systems
  • Develop and maintain intuitive tools that visualize and analyze large quantities of navigation data to efficiently and reliably detect anomalies
  • Provide software development leadership as a resource for best practices for the development, testing and maintenance of sophisticated software packages.
  • Join a highly talented and motivated team passionate about navigation error analysis with many opportunities to collaborate with other innovative professionals from a variety of technical fields.

 

 

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Possess a BS in computer science, data science, mathematics, physics or a similar technical field
  • Have professional experience developing software applications in MATLAB and/or Python
  • Are familiar with software revision control systems (e.g., Git)
  • Enjoy solving challenging technical problems requiring both self-motivated independent investigation and collaborative team effort
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and enjoy working on teams
  • Possess a willingness to work with domain specialists of navigation systems to understand the physical systems in order to better develop analysis tools
  • Are willing and able to travel to US Navy facilities, bases, and contractor sites
  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret security clearance by your start date and ulitmately a Top Secret security 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.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

  • Have a MS or PhD in mathematics, computer science, data science, physics or a similar technical field
  • Are knowledgeable about Agile software development
  • Have experience with C++ or Java Programming languages
  • Have worked on medium to large scale software development projects
  • Have experience in machine learning
  • Have analyzed complex navigation systems, including Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs), GPS, navigational sonars
  • Hold an active Secret or Top Secret security clearance

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.

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