Ocean Systems Engineer - Bremerton/Seattle


: $102,625.00 - $164,280.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

Do you love the Seattle/Bremerton area?

Do you have an enthusiasm for research, development, and integration of cutting-edge maritime technology and for solving the most critical operations and systems challenges facing the Navy today?

Are you searching for meaningful work in the Undersea Warfare Domain?

Do you have a desire for developing, prototyping, testing, and integrating systems?

Are you passionate about solving the hardest problems while supporting naval operations? If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking an Ocean Systems Engineer to support prototype systems development from concept through installation and testing on US Navy platforms.

As a Ocean Systems Engineer you will...

Support life cycle activities of operational Research and Development (R&D) systems including making system modifications and upgrades, developing and maintaining standard Navy Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) products (eg training material, system user guides, technical manuals and Quality Assurance (QA) documentation).
Prepare, coordinate, maintain and/or participate in generation of system test plans and system testing activities for equipment on U.S. Naval vessels, Field Test Facilities, Test Barges and at Program facilities.
Provide shore based and at sea training to U.S. Navy personnel to operate and maintain supported systems.
Document activities and results, prepare technical reports, present results, and demonstrate system capabilities to peer review groups, partners, working groups, and sponsors.
Design and implement IT networking systems.
Provide liaison between U.S. Navy, Sponsor, Program Management Offices, contractors and Fleet Commanders, as required.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
  • Possess a B.S. in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering or have equivalent work experience.
  • Have 5 years of relevant experience with U.S. Navy undersea warfare operations, sensors, integrated logistics support, and systems.
  • Have technical expertise in network applications and network standards (TCP/UDP, RS-232/485).
  • Are skilled in concept design, implementation, and testing. Experience in full lifecycle systems development including documentation and management of system configuration.
  • Have network design experience including network topology, hardware and software integration, requirements capture and flow down, quality assurance processes, information assurance.
  • Are a team player with excellent written and oral skills
  • Are willing and able to support CONUS travel required to attend meetings and testing. Position will require travel to Navy facilities with possible embarkation on U.S. Naval vessels for short periods. Travel may be required to support testing and evaluation of equipment on U.S. Naval vessels.
  • Hold an active Top Secret security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security 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 real-world hands-on experience with Navy electronics and systems.
Have experience in shipboard installations and procedures.
Have experience in the Navy's Temporary Alteration (TEMPALT) Process.
Have a current TS/SCI 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. 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 .

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Associated topics: equipment, ip, maintenance, network, satcom, satellite, server, system specialist, system technician, technician * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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