Are you searching for an opportunity to apply your modeling, simulation, and analysis background in an engaging, collegiate environment?

Are you passionate about analyzing complex problems with state of the art software and computing capabilities?

The Strike Analysis Group at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab is looking for you!

Our dedicated team of engineers, physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists are engaged in an extensive portfolio of projects with the U.S. military. Our analysts support the acquisition, maintenance, and assessment of various aircraft and weapon assets.

We want you to join our team and provide your background in modeling, simulation, and analysis to expand our capabilities and help us stay on the leading edge of the field.

Our work is complex, engaging, and has significant impact to Department of Defense programs. We pride ourselves on our intellectual integrity, and our ability to deliver outstanding, unbiased analysis products. Our team emphasizes personal improvement and growth over short-lived success.

If this sounds like an environment that would help you foster and grow your interest in our domain, consider us as part of your future.

As a Mission-Level AFSIM Analyst:

  • Your primary responsibilities will be applying your domain knowledge through simulations similar to AFSIM, EADSIM, or SUPPRESSOR to provide sponsors with recommendations.
  • You will also assist our software development team in improving our customized tools, including researching complex physical effects and reducing them to tractable algorithmic solutions.
  • You will likely work with a small team including junior analysts who will benefit from your experience, and senior engineers with whom you will guide the direction of projects.
  • You can engage in IRAD projects that encourage creative solutions and reward independent initiative.
  • You will have the opportunity to present your work through briefings to both technical specialists and pivotal decision makers.

You will meet our minimum qualification for the job if you…
  • Have a BS degree in a technical or scientific discipline such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Computer Science.
  • Have 2 years of experience working in the modeling, simulation, and analysis domain.
  • Are highly skilled in conducting statistical analysis, learning new and challenging topics and effectively communicating complex ideas to a variety of partners.
  • Are functional to fluent in a programming or scripting language such as Python, MATLAB, C/C , or Java.
  • Are willing, able and passionate about learning new concepts and growing your personal skill set.
  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Top Secret level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S citizenship.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you…
  • Have a MS or PhD in on of the scientific or technical fields listed above.
  • Have experience using mission-level simulations such as AFSIM or SUPPRESSOR.
  • Have an active Top-Secret security clearance.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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