Aerospace Guidance and Control Engineer

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Aerospace Guidance and Control Engineer.

Job Summary: Develop simulation models of unmanned air vehicles and missiles systems. Perform guidance system performance analyses of unmanned air vehicle and missile systems.


  • Support the development of physics-based models and use of 6 degree of freedom simulations of unmanned air vehicles and missiles systems. (50%)
  • Perform guidance system performance analyses of unmanned air vehicle and missile systems. (50%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications: BS in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related technical discipline. Minimum of 1 year of relevant professional experience and course work with guidance, navigation, and control system analyses. Experience developing physics-based models and high fidelity aircraft or missile simulations. Experience using MATLAB and programming languages (C, C ). Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree, or higher in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering. Understanding of radar, missile seeker technology, and optimal state estimation.

Special Working Conditions: Position involves working in an office and in a classified lab at APL; will involve travel to nearby Government sites and contractor facilities.

Security: Secret Clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information up to the Secret level. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship.

Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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