Senior Software Engineer/Software Architect (TS/SCI Cleared)

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  • Laurel, MD, USA
  • Jun 06, 2024
Security Clearance

Job Description


Are you passionate about building solutions for our greatest national security challenges?


Are you searching for engaging work with an employer that prioritizes impact, innovation, and personal development?


Do you value working in a creative and collaborative environment?


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


The Threat Analytic Systems (QAI) Group wants talented staff who can work as part of a team to design, implement, test, document, and maintain software applications that provide highly impactful capabilities. You will combine software engineering best practices with the latest software research to build rapid prototypes and then turn them into mature product solutions.


As a member of our team, you will…

  • Design, implement, test, and deploy software applications in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Interact with users to understand their operations and gather requirements.
  • Lead design reviews to gather feedback on system design, integration, and testing.
  • Document and present work on current research and development activities.
  • Seek new and innovative ways to improve task efficiency and document software approaches.
  • Establish relationships across organizational boundaries to increase collaboration.


You’ll meet our minimum requirements if you have…


  • A B.S. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
  • Seven-plus (7+ years) of software development experience with a high level language, including significant experience with Java.
  • Experience with Python.
  • Demonstrated experience as a technical lead of a software project.
  • Experience with web development using modern JavaScript frameworks (Vue.js, ReactJS, Angular etc.), web services, software architecture design and development, and software test and deployment.
  • Comfort working with loosely defined or high-level requirements (as opposed to a fully defined project schedule).
  • Ability to creatively contribute towards developing new requirements by identifying customer needs and applying knowledge of available methods, tools, and concepts to those needs. This experience should include setting requirements, defining architecture, scoping work for and tasking team members.
  • Experience with non-relational databases (MongoDB, CouchDB, HBase etc.) in the areas of query optimization, database design, and scalability.
  • Experience working successfully within a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Hold an active TS/SCI level 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…


  • M.S. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
  • Experience in Agile software development.
  • Experience with information retrieval techniques.
  • Experience with relational databases (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Postgres, SQL etc.).
  • Experience with DoD and/or IC customers.

Why work at APL?


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class innovation to our nation’s most important defense, security, space, and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at

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 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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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)