McKean Defense is now Noblis MSD.

Join our Philadelphia team.

Noblis MSD is a top workplace with a flexible environment and extensive portfolio of clients and contracts. We work alongside Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) in support of their missions to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics and life-cycle savings. We’re a mission-driven, collaborative team of engineers and technical experts who help ensure the readiness of naval platforms and project war-fighting capability. Ready to join us? Apply today.

navy engineers and personel working on ships

Our teams provide engineering services in a flexible and innovative environment.

Desired skills and experience includes:
  • Cybersecurity and RMF
  • Machinery control systems
  • Model-based systems engineering (MBSE)
  • Industrial control systems
  • Navigation and steering system experience
  • Shipyard availability oversight experience
  • Training and logistics experience
  • Shipboard systems
  • And more…
U.S. Navy experience in roles such as:
  • Departmental 3M assistant
  • Electrical/controls engineer
  • Engineering officer of the watch
  • Master training specialists
  • Program analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Quality assurance inspector
  • Ship systems engineer or technician
  • Software engineer
  • And more…

Join Us and Push the Boundaries of Innovation.

As part of Noblis MSD’s Philadelphia team, you will work with an innovative and collaborative team dedicated to solving some of the most complex naval challenges—whether you’re working on client-funded problems or developing next-generation solutions through our internally funded research program. Learn more about the Noblis Sponsored Research program and our innovative research and development culture at noblis.org/r-d.

Review our open positions and apply today.

Junior Systems Engineer
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) and their missions’ to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  We are...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/27/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Submarine Nuclear Propulsion Plant Specialist
Noblis MSD is seeking a candidate with Navy nuclear propulsion plant experience to provide technical expertise to the Navy's Submarine Propulsion Plant Engineering Acitvity (PPEA). The candidate's responsibilities shall include:Perform collection and analysis of submarine non-reactor propulsion plant system and component health information for all four...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/27/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Systems Administrator
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) in their missions to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  Noblis MSD is...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/27/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Entry Level Software Engineer
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) in their missions to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  Noblis MSD is...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/21/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Engineering Manager
Noblis MSD is seeking a motivated individual to manage a team of engineering/technical staff supporting U.S. Navy hull, mechanical, and electrical (HM&E) programs. Team may consist of engineers, technicians, software developers, cybersecurity professionals and/or analysts.  The engineering manager will be responsible for:Gathering, reviewing, and...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/21/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Machinery Controls Engineer
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) in their missions to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  Noblis MSD is...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/27/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Systems Administrator
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) and their missions’ to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  Actively...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/21/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Systems Administrator
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) and their missions’ to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  Actively...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/19/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Marine Systems Engineer
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) and their missions’ to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  Actively...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/16/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Engineer, Electrical/Electronics II
 Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) and their missions’ to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  Actively...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/15/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Software Engineer Real-Time Operating System (RTOS)
Noblis MSD is seeking a Software Engineer with VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) experience. You will support the development, maintenance and delivery of Machinery Control Systems (MCS) software for U.S. Navy ships. You will work with Software and Systems Engineers who are Navy civilian employees, Contractors and OEMs (Original Equipment...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/13/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Java Developer
Noblis MSD is looking to hire a Java Software Engineer / Developer candidate to contribute to a rewarding program in support of the U.S. Navy. The Java Software Engineer will integrate with a Government team developing software for Hull, Mechanical, & Electrical (HM&E) systems aboard US Navy vessels.The candidate will: Read / write / debug Java software...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/13/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
2023 Summer Intern (Philadelphia, PA)
Noblis is looking for technical interns for our 2023 Summer Internship Program! Our 2023 Program will be held in a remote and/or hybrid work environment. ? Learn, Network, and Contribute A summer at Noblis is a summer well spent. If you are a student who is looking for good pay, valuable real-world experience, and the opportunity to grow, we...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 08/29/2022
Company: Noblis
Senior Software Engineer
 Noblis + Mikros Systems (www.noblis.org/mikros) specializes in providing advanced maintenance and monitoring solutions for Navy Combat Systems.  We are headquartered in Fort Washington, PA, have a production facility in Largo, FL, and a customer support office in Ventura, CA.  We have a multi-disciplinary team of systems engineers, mechanical...
Location: Ft. Washington - PA
Updated: 09/12/2022
Company: Mikros Systems Corporation
Information System Security Manager (ISSM)
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) in their missions to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  Noblis MSD is...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/20/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Program Analyst
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) in their missions to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  Noblis MSD is...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 08/30/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Cybersecurity Analyst
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) and their missions’ to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  We are...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 09/06/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Software Engineer - C++, MATLAB
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) and their missions’ to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  We are...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 08/04/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Systems Engineer
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) and their missions’ to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  We are...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 08/04/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) in their missions to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  Noblis MSD is...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 08/02/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Engineer - Systems Development – Hardware/Software Integration
Noblis + Mikros Systems (www.noblis.org/mikros) specializes in providing advanced maintenance and monitoring solutions for Navy Combat Systems.  We are headquartered in Fort Washington, PA, have a production facility in Largo, FL, and a customer support office in Ventura, CA.  We have a multi-disciplinary team of systems engineers, mechanical...
Location: Ft. Washington - PA
Updated: 09/19/2022
Company: Mikros Systems Corporation
Systems Engineer – Machinery Control Systems
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) in their missions to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  Noblis MSD is...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 07/08/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Technical Analyst
Responsibilities tips:Noblis MSD is seeking Technical Analyst candidates to provide on-site programmatic and technical administrative support to Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia programs to directly support US Navy programs. Responsible for Technical support tasks including financial tasks, meeting support, technical documentation support,...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 07/01/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Program Analyst
Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) in their missions to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  Noblis MSD is...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 07/01/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Program Manager - Navy
Noblis MSD is seeking an Engineering Manager to lead U.S. Navy projects and personnel. Responsibilities include personnel management and project coordination. Personnel Management duties include performance management, professional development, hiring, and timesheet/expense approval. Project coordination duties include requirements/scope development,...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 06/01/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Noblis MSD logo with tagline mission solutions for defense

Noblis MSD, a Noblis subsidiary, is a recognized market leader in U.S. Navy network design, operational readiness, system modernization, lifecycle sustainment and system integration. As a system developer through lifecycle maintenance, Noblis MSD provides engineering, enterprise transformation and program management, to help clients design solutions for operations and maintenance. We identify and deploy new shipboard technologies, integrate information technology across shipboard platforms, implement cyber and advanced information technology systems and develop strategies to support the Warfighter. Noblis MSD leverages the depth and breadth of the entire Noblis family of companies to deliver advanced capabilities to our clients. Learn more at noblismsd.com >

“We take care of our employees and make sure they know they are valued. They are the reason we succeed in our goal to deliver the best to our clients. We hire and retain top talent and are committed to continued professional growth and development. When you join Noblis, you will do work that truly matters.”

Glenn Hickok, president of Noblis MSD and vice president of the Noblis defense mission area

An Innovative Science, Technology and Engineering Company and “Top Workplace.”

Noblis is honored to have one of the highest employee retention rates in our industry and to receive multiple workplace and ethics awards. See our comprehensive list of awards here.
  • Illustration of workplace and ethics awards on a shelfWashington Post Top Workplace since 2014
  • Best Engineering Teams
  • Best Work-Life Balance
  • Happiest Employees
  • #1 Best Place to Work in D.C.
  • Top 50 companies for Best CEO
  • World’s Most Ethical Companies

Noblis MSD is more than a job, it’s a mission. You’ll work with some of the brightest, most collaborative and driven individuals who perform work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis offers mobility, flexibility, work-life balance and competitive benefits.

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