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.

Jr. Electrical/Computer Engineer
Noblis MSD is seeking an Electrical and/or Computer Engineer (2+ years experience) with a strong background in Object Oriented Programming primarily in Java, experience with LabVIEW, and familiarity with electronic hardware system design and troubleshooting. The main function of the candidate will be lifecycle support of new and existing test tools at...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/20/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Junior Systems Engineer Control Systems
Noblis MSD  is seeking an entry level Systems Engineer to support U.S. Navy Machinery Control Systems (MCS) programs where you will provide lifecycle support of Machinery Control Systems on U.S. Navy ships. This includes engineering support at Land Based Test Sites, as well as shipboard support. The Duties and responsibilities related to supporting the...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/20/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Electronics Technician
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: 05/20/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
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: 05/16/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Electrical Engineer (Ship Steering 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: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
(MATLAB/Simulink Programming) 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: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Senior Systems Engineer (Ship Steering 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: 05/10/2022
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: 05/10/2022
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: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
DevSecOps 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: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Electrical Technician (Submarine HM&E)
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: 05/10/2022
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: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Master Training Specialist
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: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
JIRA / Project Coordinator - Engineering
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: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
VxWorks Software Engineer (C++)
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: 05/17/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Financial 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: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Sr. Systems Engineer (PLC-based Controls)
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.  We are seeking...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Systems Engineer (HM&E Control Systems)
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: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Software Engineer (Java)
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: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Certification Specialist
  Noblis MSD is seeking an Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Certification Specialist candidate experienced in working directly with Navy Logistics, ILS Documentation, and the Navy Supply System. This position will provide direct Government support. Facilitate the development and the integration of the supporting ILS Documentation for the Hull,...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Jr. Electrical/Computer Engineer
Noblis MSD is seeking an Electrical and/or Computer Engineer (3+ years experience) with a strong background in Object Oriented Programming primarily in Java, experience with LabVIEW, and familiarity with electronic hardware system design and troubleshooting. The main function of the candidate will be lifecycle support of new and existing test tools at...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Electrical/Computer Engineer
Noblis MSD is seeking an Electrical and/or Computer Engineer (5+ years experience) with a strong background in Object Oriented Programming primarily in Java, experience with LabVIEW, and familiarity with electronic hardware system design and troubleshooting. The main function of the candidate will be lifecycle support of new and existing test tools at...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Systems Engineer (PLC-based Controls)
Noblis MSD is seeking multiple Systems Engineers to support an exciting opportunity for a new U.S. Navy ship program. We are seeking Systems Engineers with the ability to apply strong work ethic to support the development, deployment, and maintenance of machinery control systems. Duties include the design/development of PLC-based control system and...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Computer Engineer
Noblis MSD is seeking Computer Engineers to support U.S. Navy ship system development. Responsibilities include:- Provide software development lifecycle support for Navy ship programs- Develop and/or modify computer code using languages such as C/C++, C#, Java, and/or Python- Develop software for embedded systems- Develop and/or modify network...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Jr. Electrical/Computer Engineer
Noblis MSD is seeking an Electrical and/or Computer Engineer (2+ years experience) with a strong background in Object Oriented Programming primarily in Java, experience with LabVIEW, and familiarity with electronic hardware system design and troubleshooting. The main function of the candidate will be lifecycle support of new and existing test tools at...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/20/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Computer Engineer (Control Systems)
Noblis MSD is seeking a Computer/Controls Engineer to support an exciting new Navy program! The engineer's responsibilities will include:Support design, development, modeling/simulation, test, and integration efforts for Naval shipboard Control Systems.Analyze, test, and propose solutions to problems for oprational software.Develop equipment integration...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Systems Engineer (MBSE Modeler)
Noblis MSD is seeking a Systems Modeler to support the development and integration of systems engineering models for U.S. Navy programs. The candidate will:Virtualize environments to develop data models that capture data flow between shipboard equipment/devices and subsystems for the purpose of performing threat/vulnerability analysis and...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Computer Engineer
Noblis MSD is seeking Computer Engineers to support U.S. Navy ship system development. Responsibilities include: - Provide software development lifecycle support for Navy ship programs- Develop and/or modify computer code using languages such as C/C++, C#, Java, and/or Python- Develop software for embedded systems- Develop and/or modify network...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Software Engineer
Noblis MSD is seeking a Software Engineer to support the development, maintenance, and delivery of Machinery Control System (MCS) software for U.S Navy ship programs. This position is full time, and will consist of a combination of remote work, and onsite work at a government facility in Philadelphia. The selected candidate will contribute to all...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Senior Certified Boiler Inspector
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: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Program Analyst
Nobis MSD is seeking a Program Analyst to support U.S. Navy programs. The selected candidate will contribute to all aspects of programmatic support including but not limited to tracking, planning, requirements, configuration, integration, documentation, recording, and unification of efforts. Duties and Responsibilities to include the following:Interface...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
PLC Software Developer
The candidate will serve as the primary software developer to design and develop PLC software for ship control and steering control systems using Allen Bradley/Rockwell Automation Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). This position would be working within the NAVSEA Philadelphia divisionThis position will be in support of small naval combatant steering...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/10/2022
Company: Noblis MSD, LLC
Project Management Consultant - Integrated Master Scheduling
Noblis MSD is seeking a Project Manager candidate to support project planning, integrated master scheduling, cost estimating, resource management, and risk analysis for complex U.S. Navy programs.Provide project management support to ensure that project technical planning and requirements includes all work required to complete projects successfullyCreate...
Location: Philadelphia - PA
Updated: 05/10/2022
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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