Current Openings (click here for Internships)

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Due to the large number of resumes that we receive from various sources, HRL has chosen to only accept employment inquiries submitted through our web-site. We ask that you only submit your resume for current open positions for which you meet the minimum requirements listed in the position description.

HRL is an equal opportunity employer - EOE/AA M/F/V/D

Applied Electromagnetics (AEL)

The Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory provides stimulating work opportunities in electromagnetics, photonics, RF technologies, and computational physics. We have unique capabilities for designing small or conformal antennas and integrating these technologies in vehicle systems. We’re also developing state-of-the-art optoelectronics technologies for microwave signal distribution, waveform generation and signal processing. In computational physics, we apply the world’s leading expertise in electromagnetic modeling, electronic material design, and quantum information science to design new electromagnetic and electronic materials and devices. Qualified candidates with a M.S. or Ph.D. degree are encouraged to submit their resumes.

  • Research Staff, Scientific Computing - 1650.01
  • Research Staff, RF, Microwave, and Millimeter-Wave Antennas and Systems - 1750.02
  • Development Engineer, Photonic Devices and Systems - 1750.03
  • Research Staff, Photonic Devices and Systems - 1750.04
  • Scientific Software Developer - 1750.05
  • Control Systems Programmer - 1750.06

Information & Systems Sciences (ISSL)

The Information & Systems Sciences Laboratory offers many rewarding opportunities for technical growth and exciting participation on the leading-edge research in wireless communications, neuromorphic computing, brain-machine interfaces, trusted computing, target recognition, and automated knowledge and content extraction. Candidates with a Ph.D. or MS degree or equivalent experience in network sciences, computational neuroscience, mathematics, robotics, machine learning and pattern recognition, computer science and engineering, and demonstrated achievement in related areas are invited to submit their resumes.

  • Post Doc Research Staff, Social Systems - 1721.05
  • Post Doc Research Staff, System Health Intelligence - 1721.08
  • Research Staff, Autonomous Systems - 1721.10
  • Research Staff, Machine Learning and Cognitive Processing for Autonomous Systems - 1721.11
  • Post Doc Research Staff, Machine Learning and Cognitive Processing for Autonomous Systems - 1721.14
  • Post Doc Research Staff, Secure Computation - 1721.15
  • Post Doc Research Staff, Adaptive Signal Processing & Machine Learning - 1721.16
  • Post Doc Research Staff, Machine Learning and Computer Vision - 1721.17

Microelectronics (MEL)

The Microelectronics Laboratory has a variety of opportunities for professional growth and high-visibility on projects developing state-of-the-art mixed-signal integrated circuits and MMICs operating at millimeter wave frequencies; heteroepitaxial III-V materials and devices (including InP, GaN, and antimonide-based semiconductors); and growing activities in electronic subsystem simulation and analog signal processing. Candidates with a Ph.D. or M.S. degree and experience in electrical engineering or other related engineering disciplines and demonstrated achievement in these areas are invited to submit their resumes.

  • Research Staff Member, RF/mmW Subsystem Engineer - 1631.15
  • Sr. Research Project Engineer, Research Staff, 3D Processing and Assembly - 1731.06
  • Research Staff, SR Hardware Integration Engineer - 1731.09
  • Research Staff, Advanced Microelectronic Packaging and Integration - 1731.15
  • Research Staff, Test and Integration Lead - 1731.16
  • Research Staff, ROIC Design Lead (RR) - 1731.17
  • Research Staff, Analog/Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits - 2 - 1731.19
  • Research Staff, Analog/Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits - 1 [Annapolis Junction, MD] - 1731.20
  • Research Staff, Semiconductor Device Scientist - 1731.21
  • Section Leader, IRFPA Fabrication - 1731.22
  • Research Staff, Epitaxial Semiconductor Growth and Devices - 1731.23
  • Research Staff, Device Engineer, Nano-electronics - 1731.24
  • Development Engineer, Test Engineer - 1731.25

Sensors & Materials (SML)

The Sensors and Materials Laboratory offers a wide range of career opportunities in engineered structural and active materials, coatings and nanotechnologies, experimental and computational physics, and microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device design and processing. The lab possesses exceptional technical strength in applied materials science, mechanics and structural engineering, novel chemical technologies, and innovative subsystem design and fabrication. Our multidisciplinary staff includes world-class scientists and engineers in materials science; mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering; physics and chemistry. Qualified candidates with a M.S. or Ph.D. degree, or substantial equivalent experience, are encouraged to submit their resumes.

  • Post Doc Research Staff, MEMS Device & Fabrication - 1360.07
  • Development Engineer, MEMS Device Development - 1560.17
  • Research Staff, Integrated Testing Lead - 1560.19
  • Research Staff, MEMS & NEMS Devices - 1660.05
  • Research Staff, Cryogenic Physics - 1660.14
  • Development Engineer - 1760.05
  • Development Engineer, MEMS & NEMS Device Development - 1760.08
  • Development Engineer, Sensor Assemblies & Electronics - 1760.09
  • Development Engineer, Structural Dynamics - 1760.11
  • Development Engineer Sr., Cryogenic Measurement System Development - 1760.12
  • Development Engineer, MEMS Sensing System Development - 1760.14
  • Development Engineer, Cryogenic Device Testing - 1760.15
  • Development Engineer, Cryogenic Device Characterization - 1760.16


  • Sr. Payroll Administrator - 1743.04
  • Financial Analyst, Sr. - 1743.05


  • Director Research Lab, SEL - 1700.01


  • MBR Computing STF SYS SR, Windows System Engineer - 1742.01
  • Facilities Project Engineer, Sr. - 1742.03
  • Air Cond/Refr Mechanic A - 1742.06


  • [CONTRACT] Additive Materials Co-op - JH10972
  • [CONTRACT] Tech Professional, Data Analytics - RM10934
  • [CONTRACT] Tech Professional, Machine Intelligence - RM10718
  • [CONTRACT] Tech Professional, Autonomous Systems - RM10768