Combat Systems Kill Chain Engineer

Introduction: 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 an experienced Combat Systems Engineer.

Job Summary: Participate in systems engineering efforts to develop effective functionality for next generation surface Navy combat system kill chain capabilities.

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

  1. Lead the conduct of system and system of systems trade studies that lead to the definition of integrated kill chain capabilites for surface navy combatants Develop needed system concepts through the assessment of current and future defense capabilities against projected threat capabilities. Perform analysis of alternatives and trade studies to predict performance. Produce documentation to capture concept definition, system requirements, technical recommendations, and analysis results. Develop and modify tools, models and simulations to enable analysis efforts. Perform predictive analyses of kill chain capabilities. Participate in combat system test events. Model development may include both medium fidelity system representations and high fidelity models. Lead and participate in multi-organization working groups to review results, define concepts, propose solutions, and coordinate analyses. Coordinate efforts with APL staff and government Sponsors. (90%)

  2. Deliver formal presentations to Sponsors and the engineering community to effectively communicate proposed concepts, solutions, and engineering results. (10%)

Required Qualifications:

BS in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or equivalent. At least three years of progressive technical experience in systems engineering related to combat systems or sensor integration or weapon integration. Successful experience in the development and use of M&S to perform a critical analysis. At least five years of experience in active modeling and simulation development (including MatLab, C ) or high-fidelity model integration. Ability to work independently and with government and DoD Sponsors and analysis teams. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidate must be eligible to obtain a Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications: MS in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or equivalent. At least six years related to Navy ship defense with practical experience and progressive responsibilities and accomplishments in at least two of the following: radars, EW, defensive missiles, Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) and Aegis Combat System. At least five years of experience in active modeling and simulation development (including MatLab, C ) and high-fidelity model integration. Active Top Secret and SCI clearances.

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 orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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