Aeronautical Engineer and Physicists - The incumbent will execute the duties as a technical manager for aircraft technologies and a research manager/technologist in the Signature Technology Office (STO). As technical manager the incumbent is responsible for research and development, budgeting, procurement, and testing of advanced technologies for controlling the signatures of selected Navy test and operational aircraft systems. He/she acts as a contracting officer’s representative (COR).
To identify technology opportunities to be addressed with NRL, the incumbent develops and maintains a thorough knowledge of NRL multidisciplinary research capabilities, present and future Navy systems, and their operational requirements as they relate to signature control technology and other relevant scientific developments in the area of electromagnetic phenomena within the technical community at large, industry (IRAD), other Navy laboratories, and other services and agencies. He/she participates in technical conferences, symposia, workshops, and technical meetings/reviews and closely follows the technical literature. Through creative and critical judgment, the technical manager will identify technology opportunities where NRL or industry can perform research and development to address the present and future signature requirements of Navy systems.
Electrical Engineer - The incumbent is responsible for independently conducting research projects, which includes developing and briefing proposals to sponsors, overseeing the execution of funded efforts, and presentation of intermediate and final results through both written and oral means. The incumbent is required to work closely with system engineers to ensure that the advanced research is addressing current or future operational deficiencies. The incumbent will participate in field collections in order develop an understanding of real- world operations/limitations. This position requires demonstrated knowledge of testing and evaluation of complex treated objects using the STO’s unique signature measurement facilities. Through creative and critical judgment, the technical manager will identify technology opportunities where NRL or industry can perform research and development to address the present and future signature requirements of Navy systems.
Technician - The incumbent will support a broad-based, multidisciplinary Signature Technology Office (STO) staff and other on-site scientists and engineers. This position requires the ability to learn and apply engineering principles and practices in the area of aerospace, electrical, materials and mechanical engineering. He/she conducts tests and measurements in the area of radar, infrared and visual signature control. The incumbent performs testing and evaluation of complex treated objects using the STO’s unique signature measurement facilities, to include radio frequency measurements on the NRL Arch, focused lens and near-field range. The incumbent shall make necessary decisions on requirements from several possible courses of action, to include hardware and software. He/she shall operate and maintain measurement systems, to include procuring maintenance contracts for specialized test equipment. This position requires demonstrated knowledge of testing and evaluation of complex treated objects using the STO’s unique signature measurement facilities.
Radio Frequency (RF) Systems Engineer (Code 5713) - The Advanced Payloads Research Section at the Naval Research Laboratory has an immediate need for a Radio Frequency (RF) Systems Engineer who will be responsible for developing electronic countermeasure (ECM) equipment and payloads. The incumbent in this position will develop/design/build /test system level concepts for advanced electronic warfare systems, document progress for presentation to the program sponsor, and assist with the preparation of plans for demonstration of successful development programs. This position requires knowledge of microwave instrumentation, high frequency circuit design, RF propagation and antenna design. The work concerns development of microwave receivers, transmitters, and deception devices for protection of Navy aircraft from radar guided weapons. Duties involve research into advanced countermeasure techniques and development of new electronic concepts, components, subsystems and systems for use against the ever growing and changing global missile threat.
The ideal applicant would have 3-5 years of related technical experience, with a substantial portion of this experience in RF systems engineering and development in the microwave (2-20 GHz) and millimeter (20-100 GHz) frequency bands. The applicant should be familiar with RF design tools and have technical software experience using tools such as PSpice, Dx Designer, OrCAD, PADS, AutoCAD, MS Visio, MATLAB, and C Programming. Qualifications include microwave testing experience; design of solid state RF integrated modules, RF subsystems design, and microwave/millimeter wave circuit design. Proficiency with administrative tools such as MS Office, MS Project and PowerPoint are also desired. Knowledge of airborne electronic systems technology would be considered a plus.
Applicant must also be willing to travel occasionally (1-2 times monthly).
Electronic Warfare Engineering Analyst (Code 5714) - to provide support to the development of active RF decoy techniques and requirements. A background in radars, radar signal processing, and communications is desired. The candidate will be involved in determining the optimal usage and evaluation of RF decoy payload performance and RF decoy effectiveness. The candidate will assist in the engineering and analysis required for the development of RF decoy capabilities for various ship classes and conduct tradeoff studies given constraints such as ship configuration, ship RCS signature, and RF decoy limitations. The candidate will make use of current modeling and analysis tools and as needed, develop analysis tools. In preparation of field testing of the decoy system, the candidate will be involved in assessments of decoy effectiveness and involved in the post-test analysis of data.
The candidate will work with senior engineers on the development of requirements for advanced decoys, and both use and develop various tools to analyze important aspects of the EW engagement process, such as decoy apparent RCS and signal fidelity, ship RCS statistics, RF propagation effects, and anti-ship missile radar signal processing techniques.
The Section, Code 5714, is currently a small group, and the candidate will have much room for growth in the broad area of EW Engineering. Need to be willing to work with others and be part of small teams with diverse technical skills.
Education Requirement: BSEE degree, advanced degree desired, with at least four years experience.
Computer/Software Requirement: Matlab, Microsoft Office applications, Windows and Linux computing environments. C++ and Java are a plus, but not required.
Travel Requirement: Less than 10%.
Electrical Engineer (Signal Processing) - The position is responsible for the research and development of state-of-the- art electronic support (ES) techniques and technologies, with primary emphasis ondigital and signal processing methods and RF engineering. These advanced digital signal processing techniques will be used to advance the state-of-the-art in ES system capabilities. The position is also responsible for exploring the possibility of incorporating advanced microelectronic components, such as field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) into the design of advanced ES systems - for the purpose of rapid prototyping, testing, and demonstration. In Summary, Research and development responsibilities will include:
The position must be capable of evaluating ES system designs and architectures, and be able to perform analysis of both laboratory and field test data. The technical accomplishments and results of the incumbent’s research program will be documented in engineering memoranda or formal reports.
Requirements: BS/MS EE – Digital Design, VHDL, DSP, C/C++, Signal Integrity
This position requires demonstrated experience in the applied research and development of ES techniques and technologies, with emphasis on advanced digital signal processing methods.
Contact:Electrical Engineer (RF) - The position is responsible for the research and development of state-of-the- art electronic support (ES) techniques and technologies, with primary emphasis on Radio Frequency (RF) engineering. These advanced digital signal processing techniques will be used to advance the state-of-the-art in ES system capabilities. The position is responsible for exploring the possibility of evaluating, developing, and incorporating advanced RF components and techniques into the design of advanced ES systems - for the purpose of evaluation, rapid prototyping, testing, and demonstration. In Summary, Research and development responsibilities will include:
The position must be capable of evaluating ES system RF designs and architectures, and be able to perform analysis of both laboratory and field test data. The technical accomplishments and results of the incumbent’s research program will be documented in engineering memoranda or formal reports.
This position requires demonstrated experience in the applied research and development of ES techniques and technologies, with emphasis on advanced RF processing.
MS/Ph.D. EE or Equivalent Work Experience – RF Engineer, Micro-strip, Antenna Design, Signal Integrity
Code 5730 has research and support work in the areas below. All positions will not be needed at same time due to shifting work requirements and the status of recruitment. All positions require:
Signal Processing Analysis: Develop novel algorithms for processing signals and data for applications in wireless communications, signals intelligence, and radar and EO/IR imaging. A strong mathematical background in analysis, particularly functional and time-frequency analysis, is required. Matlab proficiency is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate would not only have extensive analytic and computation skills, but would also have experience in developing efficient algorithms for applications with constrained computing resources and/or requirements for results in tactically relevant time frames. Experience with the basic signal processing technologies like filtering, multiplexing, waveform design, sampling including sparse sampling, and adaptive array processing is highly desirable. An advanced degree in applied mathematics, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or applied physics is required with a PhD desired.
Wireless Network Analysis: Work with a multidisciplinary team to conduct research and development in wireless network evaluation including finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in adversary communication systems. The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: network information theory, graph spectra, wireless and terrestrial networking and emerging MANET protocols, and distributed optimization as well as firm understanding of modern digital communications. An advanced degree in computer engineering, computer science, or electrical engineering is required with a PhD desired.
Mathematical Analysis: Work in a multi-disciplinary environment to develop algorithms for signal and image processing, real-world graph analysis, and information extraction. The focus is on applying advanced mathematical approaches and tools to analyze and exploit a signal space that is growing in complexity, diversity and size. Because of our diverse applications, it is highly desirable that the candidate have knowledge and experience in a range of areas including machine learning, mathematical optimization including discrete, non-linear and stochastic programming; computational learning theory; and computational complexity. Applications include pattern recognition/classification and learning and prediction of adaptive signal behavior. A Ph.D. in applied mathematics, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science is highly desired.
Digital Design: Design, implement, and verify complex, high clock rate digital circuits, including high speed mixed signal circuits, for EW applications. Our current focus is on programming the Xilinx Virtex family of FPGAs using VHDL, although Verlog experience is applicable. The position is expected to use circuit verification and debugging tools such as Active HDL or Chipscope. Skill in floorplanning is desired. As FPGAs move to SoCs, knowledge of IP modules such as peripheral controllers and memory controllers is increasingly important. The position will work with analog and software engineers to define interface documents and work with system engineers to ID and specify appropriate processing structures (PLDs, GPUs, microprocessors, etc.) for a given application. MSEE in electrical engineering or computer engineering with a concentration on digital design is highly desired.
Communications Engineering: The Branch has need of electrical or computer engineers with education or experience in modern mobile communications. Primary emphasis is on experimenting with mobile communications networks. This includes setting up and operating base stations for emulating small networks in the laboratory; developing custom testbeds from commercially available devices such as software programmable radios, analyzing 4G, radio, and other communications protocols; performing signal analysis, and using optimization tools to search multivariate parameter spaces. Matlab proficiency is expected and programming ability in C++, Python or other object oriented languages is highly desired. Experience with link analysis is desirable as is understanding basic communication processing blocks such as encoding, multiplexing, modulating, spreading and their inverses. MSEE in electrical engineering or computer engineering is highly desired.
RF & Microwave Engineering: Design and/or integrate RF/microwave circuits, subassemblies and systems for electronic countermeasures. The position works with software, digital and test engineers to deliver advance prototype hardware for Navy needs. The candidate should have strong background in RF/microwave systems analysis and the demonstrated ability to perform RF/microwave system design. The desired applicant would have technical skills in one or several of the following areas: board level RF analog and mixed signal design; analysis or integration of active or passive microwave circuits; broadband antenna and antenna array design; RFI/EMI mitigation; passive and active impedance matching; Matlab proficiency is required. MSEE in electrical engineering is desired.
RF & Microwave Analog Circuit Design: Design and instantiate RF/microwave circuits for high performance applications. Although we are not an IC design or chip fabrication house, we do have needs for microwave analog circuit designers to work with DSP specialists in a co-design process to reduce non-linear distortions in both receivers and transmitters. The position requires skill in IC design in one or more of the major analog and mixed signal function blocks of EW and Radar systems: up/down frequency conversion, ADC/DAC, filtering, and/or amplification. The position requires experience with industry standard EDA tools like Cadence or ADS. Since we are a research organization, the skill to create innovative analog design solutions is highly desired, however tempered by the need for reproducible and robust performance. Experience and skill with top-down design is desired.
Database Programming: The primary focus of the position is to program and implement custom databases as web-served applications. Currently the Branch is using MySQL on an Apache Server with PHP server side scripting. For â€śstandardâ€ť database applications, like record/asset management, the position will also determine if commercially available packages will satisfy, or can be modified to satisfy, Branch requirements. The candidate will also learn the Branchâ€™s current web-served accounting database, written in MySQL, with the expectation of making future enhancements. The position will provide helpdesk support to Branch personnel using the databases. The position will document all software development. Experience in database programming with MySQL is required. Experience with development of web-served applications is required.
Software Development: This is a broad category ranging from identifying and designing a software solution to coding. The emphasis is on writing apps for command, control, data acquisition, system monitoring, troubleshooting and training on Windows and Linux based operating systems, e.g. Android. The candidate should be conversant will all aspects of software lifecycle from requirements collection to maintenance. The candidate should have a strong background in the OOAD software engineering approach and object oriented programming. Working knowledge of GUI design principles, including event-driven GUI programming techniques is required. The practice of software code revision control is expected. Experience with Windows programming in C++ using WinAPI and STL, MFC, or Boost libraries is required. Experience with mobile app development is highly desired.
Embedded Software Development: Develop and maintain software applications on Windows and Linux platforms which feature data communications and real-time data acquisition. In-depth working knowledge of multi-threading, asynchronous I/O, network/socket programming is needed. Embedded work includes integrating software with firmware and/or hardware interfaces such as serial, USB, UDP/IP, I2C, SPI; low-level programming of microprocessors and microcontrollers (PIC) in C/ASM. The position requires skill in C/C++ and Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD), and experience with debugging software /hardware interfaces. Knowledge of microprocessor/microcontroller architectures and programming is desired as is familiarity with FPGAs and a hardware descriptor language like VHDL.
Communications Technician Support: Typical duties include setting up and executing communication experiments including data collection and documentation; maintaining communication and test equipment; doing logistics for shipping or receiving equipment, and providing inventory control. The candidate should be familiar with basic electrical circuits and troubleshooting with multimeters and oscilloscopes. Experience with Navy or other service radio, communications, or jamming equipment is highly desired.
RF Technician Support: The focus is on supporting RF systems engineers in the development and delivery of EW prototypes. Typical duties include packaging discrete components into specified form factors; cabling/wiring components; soldering; heatsinking; and designing and fabricating mounting brackets. The position does logistics for shipping or receiving equipment and provides inventory control. Knowledge of techniques to reduce shock and vibration is highly desirable as is knowledge of cooling and thermal management. The position maintains and calibrates test equipment. Technician experience with the Navy or other services is desirable.
IT Technician Support: Provide computer and network IT support in a Windows environment. This includes installation of patches; performing vulnerability assessments including IT scanning, reporting, and remediation using supplied software tools; specifying and pricing new computers based on customer computing requirements; prepping new computers for installation; upgrading user hardware and software; troubleshooting computers and peripherals; following prescribed procedures for surplusing IT inventory; processing IT accreditation paperwork. The position will also support, on an as needed basis, the network administrator in the maintenance and upgrade of the Branch IT infrastructure including servers, routers and firewalls; performing backup services; performing vulnerability assessments; and creating and tracking IT documentation.
Entry Level Positions: Although the hiring emphasis is on those with advanced degrees, the Branch will review BSEEs/BSCEs/BS Physics for entry level research. Depending on academic emphasis and aptitudes, duties range from experimentation to software development. For the more hands on type, lab work includes experiment design, setup, data collection and analysis. Field demonstrations may require identifying discrete microwave components and assembling subsystems such as antennas or transmitters. For those with programming skill, software development efforts include instrument and test automation, remote command and control of RF hardware, GUI development, and/or microprocessor/GPU/PLD programming. The candidate should have knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following: digital design, electromagnetics, RF analog circuits, digital communications, and/or software development. Matlab proficiency is required.
The Surface Electronic Warfare Systems Branch at the Naval Research Laboratory is seeking applicants for various positions within the Branch.
The Surface EW Systems Branch of the Tactical Electronic Warfare Division of NRL performs research and development tasks covering a range of technical areas that support the development of next-generation, EW-related technologies and the design and development of prototypes of EW systems designed to protect surface ships, especially against attack by anti-ship capable missiles. The Branch is seeking outstanding candidates to fill positions that range over technical member of a team, technical leader of a team, and independent researcher defining and executing research projects. Positions are primarily at the mid-level and senior-level. Applicants should have a BS, MS, and/or Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, particularly electrical engineering or physics, with advanced degrees being highly desired.
Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellent performance in their academic and professional careers, will be self motivated with a demonstrated record of problem solving, and will have the ability to independently organize, plan, and execute assigned projects.
Key positions for which candidates are currently being sought are:
EW Research Scientists/Engineers - Apply EW concepts to the development of new RF Electronic Warfare systems to protect surface ships against current and projected threats. Utilize analysis, modeling, and simulation as appropriate to the development of EW concepts. Collaborate with engineers developing subsystem and system hardware prototypes by contributing to the definition of hardware requirements for implementing the EW concepts. Perform analysis, modeling, and simulation of EW scenarios involving RF threats in a complex radar-signal environment.. Develop analytical tools using MATLAB, ADS, and similar programs. Opportunities exist at the mid-level and senior-level for experienced EW researchers and at the entry-level for those with an interest in applying their technical knowledge and capabilities to developing a career in EW science and engineering. These positions are analytical in nature and require a broad appreciation for applying electrical science to EW problems.
RF Systems/Microwave Engineers - Design and develop RF system prototypes for application in EW systems. Utilize MATLAB, ADS, or similar programs to design and model EW system performance, including the application of wideband Digital Radio Frequency Memories (DRFMs). Transition designs to prototype fabrication and utilize experimentation and testing in both laboratory and field environments to demonstrate performance capability. Collaborate with EW Research Scientists/Engineers in developing next-generation EW hardware for use against radar-based threats. Opportunities at the mid-level and senior-level for experienced Engineers.
Electronic Attack Waveform Research Engineers - Design, develop, and evaluate waveforms and EA techniques. Utilize MATLAB or similar tools to develop and evaluate algorithms, perform data analysis, and modeling and simulation. Develop and conduct experiments using RF Anechoic chambers and hardware in the loop simulations. Opportunities exist at the mid-level and senior-level for experienced Engineers and at the entry-level for those with an interest in applying their technical knowledge and capabilities to developing a career in EW science and engineering.
Signal Processing and Digital System Designers - Develop signal processing algorithms for EW systems under development utilizing appropriate models and simulations. Implement signal processing algorithms in FPGAs and DSPs using both COTS and custom developed cards. Apply signal processing concepts from radar to the design of EW signals and systems. Opportunities exist at the mid-level and senior-level for experienced engineers.
Software Design Engineers - Implement algorithms, embedded controls, and interfaces to support development, operation, and evaluation of prototype EW hardware and concepts. Support the automation of hardware-in-the-loop simulation facilities including automation of data collection and its analysis. Opportunities exist at the mid-level and senior-level for experienced engineers.
NRL offers a vibrant and challenging research environment, as well as considerable freedom to develop and pursue new research directions. Persons excited by the opportunity to shape a research career within the field of electronic warfare are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants will have the opportunity to participate in the application of state-of-the-art technologies to provide solutions to critical Navy needs in Electronic Warfare, and to participate in the development of new EW capabilities for the Navy.
Applicants must hold at least a DOD Secret Clearance and be eligible to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.
Applicants must be willing to travel occasionally in support of programs.
Senior applicants will represent NRL in interactions and consultations with other Government organizations, international technical organizations, and with industrial and university laboratories.
Senior applicants should be recognized as authorities in their areas of expertise and should have planned and executed challenging technical projects that show outstanding attainments in their areas of expertise.
The Advanced Techniques Branch is seeking highly motivated and qualified engineers and scientists interested in conducting research and development in Electronic Warfare Technologies and Systems. Opportunities exist for both the entry and mid-level experience candidates.
Ideal candidates will have experience in controls, real-time processing systems, electro-optical measurements, high fidelity modeling of physical systems, and systems analysis. Candidates should be self motivated with a demonstrated record of problem solving and the ability to independently organize, plan, and execute assigned projects.
Applicants will have the opportunity to apply state-of-the-art technology to provide solutions to critical Navy needs in Electronic Warfare, and to investigate and develop new technologies for EW applications.
Applicants must hold at least a DOD Secret Clearance and be eligible to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.
Senior level applicants should present a demonstrated work experience in the electronic warfare area and related technology areas. These applicants will need to represent NRL in interactions and consultations with other Government organizations, international technical organizations, and with industrial and university laboratories.
Job openings in Code 5760 vary from time to time. The following descriptions pertain to the general needs of the Sections within in the IEWS Branch. Please contact the Branch to discuss the most current needs.
Senior Electrical Engineer (Code 5762) with at least ten years of experience in RF circuit design, troubleshooting, and experimentation. Work is to be done with GaAsFETs, TWTA, waveguide, RF switches, DRFM technology, EW techniques generation and standard RF test equipment. The candidate will provide support to the Branch’s anti-ship missile seeker testing facility. The candidate must have a minimum of a B.S. in Electrical Engineering; advanced degrees are desirable. The candidate must have or be able to obtain a Secret-level clearance.
Senior Electrical Engineer (Code 5763) to develop systems to be installed in shipboard and airborne environments to facilitate Navy Electronic Warfare countermeasures development and testing. The individual must have extensive experience in digital, analog and radio frequency design and must be willing to travel to support field testing. The candidate must have a minimum of a B.S. in Electrical Engineering; advanced degrees are desirable. The candidate must have or be able to obtain a Secret-level clearance.
Senior Research Scientist (Code 5764) to do research in the areas of radar simulation and radar EW. The position requires an advanced degree in natural science, math, or engineering. Extensive experience in radar technology is required. An aptitude for independent research is highly desirable. The candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills. The candidate must have or be able to obtain a Secret-level clearance.
Senior Hardware/Software engineer (Code 5764) to develop flyable simulators. Electrical Engineering degree plus extensive hardware and software development experience in the fields of real-time control of simulation hardware, digital processor-based radar, scenario environment and missile simulation algorithms and automated analysis and display of laboratory and field data. Experience with Windows PC environments such as Visual Studio, Visual DSP, LabWindows, C++, C, and/or Visual Basic are desirable. The candidate must have or be able to obtain a Secret-level clearance.
Senior Software Engineer (Code 5765) to develop and analyze real time software used in complex radar signal processing hardware. The candidate should have experience writing, troubleshooting and analyzing software used with many different microprocessor families. Emphasis for these work assignments is on analysis more so than design. Disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, etc., will be considered with substantial programming experience. Candidate must have or be able to obtain a Secret-level clearance initially, with an upgrade to Top Secret/SCI.
Senior Hardware Engineer (Code 5765) to develop and analyze hardware used in various radars and radar simulators, and in their associated control panels. The candidate should have experience with FPGAs, analog electronic hardware, test equipment, microprocessor /microcontroller hardware, systems integration, and radar systems. Emphasis for these work assignments is on analysis more so than design. The candidate must have a minimum of a B.S. in Electrical Engineering; advanced degrees are desirable. The candidate must have or be able to obtain a Secret-level clearance, with an upgrade to Top Secret/SCI.
Senior Systems Engineer (Code 5765) to analyze radar and radar simulator equipment. The candidate will gather information from all sources and integrate that information to form a coherent estimate of the performance of the system. Disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, etc., will be considered with substantial experience desirable. The candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills. Emphasis for these work assignments is on analysis more so than design. The candidate must have or be able to obtain a Secret-level clearance, with an upgrade to Top Secret/SCI.
Senior Radar Engineer (Code 5765) to design and analyze radar systems. Experience should include work with missile trackers, coherent radar processors, antennas and system analysis. Emphasis for these work assignments is on analysis more so than design. The candidate must have a minimum of a B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Physics; advanced degrees are desirable. The candidate must have or be able to obtain a Secret-level clearance, with an upgrade to Top Secret/SCI.
NRL Code 5770 is seeking candidates to support and/or lead software development activities on Electronic Warfare Modeling & Simulation programs. Candidates must have a minimum of a B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science; advanced degrees are desirable (M.S. and/or PhD). Other disciplines (Physics, Operations Research, etc.,) will be considered with substantial programming experience. Candidates should have a background in one or more of the following areas: electronic warfare receiver design, radar modeling and simulation, signal processing, communications, circuit theory, electromagnetic theory and propagation, and/or operations research. Proficiency in Object-Oriented C++, Matlab, and a variety of OS’es (LINUX, Windows) is desirable. Candidates must have or be able to obtain a Secret-level clearance.
NRL Code 5770 is also seeking RF System Analysts to provide subject matter expertise support in the RF/EW domain. The candidate should have an EE, Physics, CE, MIS, degree equivalent, or equivalent work experience and have hands-on operational experience with communication and radar systems, knowledge of and experience with radio frequency principles and experience writing requirements and problem definition documents. We are seeking Java developers at both the entry and senior levels. The applicant’s skill sets should include some or all of the following: knowledge of and experience with the Java language, paradigm, and related technologies, as well as experience with large Java centric applications, a C.S. degree or equivalent, 2-7 years or more of development experience utilizing Java & Swing technologies in a production environment, experience with UML and life cycle development paradigms, 3D graphics, Open GL, and JOGL, distributed and service orientated architectures, JDBC, SQL, and relational databases, XML & XML Schema, GIS, DSS, and M&S applications and principles. Candidates must have or be able to obtain a Secret-level clearance.