Combat Systems Engineer / Strategic Planner


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 Combat Systems Engineer.

Job Summary: Participate in a team environment to develop and apply combat system expertise to identify and recommend solutions to critical naval system engineering issues associated with Air & Missile Defense (AMD). Work to help (a) define AMD related analyses to establish system capabilities, limitations, and requirements, (b) research, develop, and assess systems concepts for future defense capabilities and to define a strategic plan, and © conduct system analysis to prepare for real world scenarios.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

1.Develop subject matter expertise in the realm of the Navy Combat Systems by conducting research, studies, and analyses, particularly for the purposes of future combat system development and strategic planning. Collaborate in a team environment to provide recommendations, guidance, and supporting data to advise our sponsors on capability enhancements or requirements to enhance system performance for future US Navy combat systems. (30%)

2.Leverage internal and external resources to develop and consolidate capability gaps to inform future systems development. Provide broad out-reach across Program Acquisition Resource Managers, Fleet resources, and Navy S&T community to provide recommendations for future capabilities. (30%)

3.Utilize M&S tools to analyze weapon system capabilities and to assist in the understanding of current and future weapons system capabilities and the development of future requirements. (30%)

4.Develop and deliver formal presentations to sponsors and to the pertinent engineering community. Effectively communicate analysis process, results, conclusions, and proposed concepts/solutions. Produce documentation to capture concept definitions, requirements, analysis results, and technical recommendations. (10%)

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 degree in Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, or equivalent. At least two years experience post BS degree in system analysis, system engineering, or requirements development/analysis. Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Strong organization and planning skills with a record of accomplishment in a team environment. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team in solving complex problems. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have the ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications: MS degree in Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, or equivalent. At least five years of experience in defense system analysis, system engineering, or requirements development/analysis. Working knowledge of US Surface Navy combat systems and the associated threats that drive the design of those systems. Familiarity with MATLAB, Python, or script based languages. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a multi-disciplinary technical team in solving complex problems. Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with and brief high level sponsors.

Special Working Conditions: Occasional local travel and non-local travel to sponsor, contractor, and peer organization facilities for meetings and reviews. International travel not envisioned at this time.

Security: Applicant selected 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.

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 www.jhuapl.edu.

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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