Lead Systems Integrator

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

Job Description


Are you looking for an opportunity to utilize your technical skills to solve complex, real-world problems?


Are you passionate about designing and securing systems against advanced threat?


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


Our team has an immediate need for a skilled Systems Integrator to lead software development and integration efforts associated with deploying a complex US Navy system. The ideal candidate for this role has an extensive software development background and demonstrated ability to lead high production teams. This position requires an astute attention to detail and excellent communication skills.


As a Lead Systems Integrator you will be...

  • Leading integration of a complex system of systems for US Navy platforms
  • Overseeing software development activities
  • Identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing solutions to address technical issues
  • Scheduling development of and prioritizing software features
  • Communicating with sponsor
  • Collaborating with partners and vendors


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

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Information Systems Security or related field
  • Have 7+ years of experience leading development and integration teams for complex systems
  • Can demonstrate proficiency in recommending and obtaining proper approval for deviations from established policies and procedures
  • Are proficient with version control systems, including Git or Perforce and Git Flow branching schemes
  • Extensive experience with designing, modifying, developing, writing, and implementing software programming applications using agile methods
  • Are willing to travel to and from sponsor and test sites up to 20% of the time
  • Have extensive, hands-on experience with Go, Python, and Java programming languages
  • Hold an active Secret security clearance 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.

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

  • Possess a MS or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Cybersecurity, Computer Information Systems Security or related field
  • Have 10-15 years experience with US Navy Combat Systems, weapons, sensors, or other related operational military technology and understand ship installation process
  • Have previously led system design and/or architecture development for a complex system that is in current operational use
  • Have extensive experience planning for and leading complex hardware and/or software integration activities
  • Have detailed understanding of software architectures and networking and Linux
  • Can demonstrate an In-depth understanding of integration design patterns, security best practices, and communication protocols/techniques
  • If you possess a quality management related certification
  • Hold a Project Management Professional certification
  • Can demonstrate proficiency with DevSecOps pipeline, automated deployment tools, and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment methodologies
  • Have an in-depth understanding of software unit testing and integration testing
  • Have extensive experience with static and dynamic code analysis tools
  • Are proficient in integrating cybersecurity tools, to include identity management, into DoD systems


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 http://www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

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 Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. 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)