Job Openings

ARL at Penn State is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a University Center of Excellence in Defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in missions and related areas.

As a DoD-designated, U.S. Navy UARC (University Affiliated Research Center), ARL maintains a long-term strategic relationship with the U.S. Navy and provides support for the other services.
ARL provides science, systems, and technology for national security, economic competitiveness, and quality of life through education, scientific discovery, technology demonstration, and transition to application.

The Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University is now hiring for select full-time positions in our Reston, VA office, as well as within the Maryland (D. C.) areas.

View information about each job listing and apply online using the links below.

U.S. citizenship is required for employment at ARL

Information Systems Security Officer

Data Engineer

Software Development Engineer

Integrated Security Specialist

DevOps Research Engineer

Engineering Project Manager

Software Systems Engineer

Signal Processing Engineer


As an employee of the Applied Research Laboratory, you will enjoy a superior benefits package, to include a generous paid time-off program and tuition discount at Penn State. Information about benefits can be viewed here.