Sensor Systems Integration Engineer

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

Job Description


Are you an experienced engineer who would like to be a major contributor to the design of future networked sensor systems capabilities? Would you like the opportunity to design and integrate multi-sensor data fusion and target tracking technologies into a complex system of systems? If so, we believe this may be the opportunity for you and would like you to apply.

We are committed to inventing the next generation of solutions to complex warfare challenges. As a member of our team, you will contribute to the development of integrated air and missile defense capabilities that will synthesize dissimilar information in challenging environments, ranging from single sensor signal level processing to force level combat identification in support of integrated fire control. We want you to help us reach our goal in identifying emerging information fusion and data distribution needs and develop groundbreaking solutions for force-level systems in distributed warfare theatres.


As a Sensor Systems Integration Engineer...

  • Your primary responsibility will be to design and develop novel concepts and architectures for integrating new types of active and passive sensors, weapons, and multi-mission data fusion capabilities into future combat systems and military platforms.
  • You will define element level interface requirements, message exchanges between systems, message data content, and performance required to achieve a desired effect.
  • You will understand and assess multi-faceted sensor (individual and netted) performance metrics as related to the needs of the combat and weapon systems across multiple mission areas.
  • You will learn about communications mechanisms that support sensor data exchanges over throughput-limited and shared network infrastructures with complex topologies and use your knowledge to evaluate performance and recommend enhancements.
  • You will understand and analyze various aspects of combat and weapon system functionality as related to integration with networks providing integrated fires capabilities.
  • You will analyze networked sensor systems interfaces and recorded test data in live and simulated environments to ensure proper functionality and performance.


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


  • Possess a BS degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Have 10+ years of experience in systems engineering and integration work.
  • Have experience solving complex system of systems problems.
  • Have proficient analytical and leadership skills.
  • Have a theoretical background or experience in some of the following: probability theory, statistical or adaptive signal processing, detection and estimation theory, information theory, data fusion, optimization theory, or a related discipline.
  • Have adept personal and professional communications skills and are comfortable working with staff, management, and sponsors at all levels.
  • Are able to perform effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Are willing and able to travel up to 10% of the time to remote sites and are comfortable working in closed areas.
  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Top Secret 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...


  • Possess a MS degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Have an active Top Secret security clearance.
  • Have experience with distributed warfare systems.
  • Have experience with sensor and combat systems integration.
  • Have proficiency in MATLAB, Python, or similar programming languages for algorithm development or data analysis.
  • Have experience and background in some or all of the following:
    • Systems architecture, requirements, and interface development and analysis
    • Active and passive sensors
    • Target tracking and sensor fusion algorithms and concepts
    • Target management concepts
    • Integrated Fire Control concepts


Why work at APL?


While the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory brings world-class expertise to a broad range of challenges, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, innovation ecosystem where you can feel safe to share ideas and to continue to grow personally and professionally. At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas and have earned Best Places to Work accolades in outlets such as Fast Companies and Glassdoor.


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

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)