Electronic Warfare Data Analyst


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 with experience in testing & evaluation of Navy systems.

Job Summary:

Coordinate/lead data analysis of various Electronic Warfare (EW) activities at JHU/APL. Work closely with internal and external stakeholders in the EW and combat system communities to conduct specific analyses to predict expected performance, identify current capabilities, explore options for future improvements, and assess live sensor behavior.

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

  • Design and Performance Analysis: Assist in the design of current and future EW engagement capabilities by analyzing component and overall system behavior. Develop test cases, identify relevant metrics, and gather performance data using existing analysis tools and models. Lead a team of analysts in understanding the results, tracing root causes of failures, and working with the Systems Engineering team inside and external to APL to refine the design. (40%)
  • Live Test Data Analysis: Work with the Navy Program Office to arrange for the collection of data for relevant EW sensors including detection and classification performance, operator interaction with the system, and other relevant data. Effectively report analysis results to the engineering and sponsor communities in the form of interactive visualizations, spreadsheets, presentations, or other appropriate means. (40%)
  • Incorporate Analysis Tools/Capabilities: Serve as the focal point of analysis activities that can benefit from a deep understanding of EW system and integration behaviors. Work with other stakeholders of the EW community to leverage knowledge and expertise developed during data analysis. Lead efforts to improve our analysis techniques and capabilities through new avenues such as live data replay, new visualization/interaction packages, and novel data query methods. (20%)

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: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or other relevant program. Three or more years characterizing a system through the analysis of data from that system. Experience with Python, C , Java or other structured programming language. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated experience leading a team. Effective collaboration skills. Must have the ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or other relevant program. Demonstrated use of sound software development methodologies, including source control, unit and system testing, and continuous integration. Experience with Data Science or Data Visualization techniques. Familiarity with electronic warfare systems. Expertise in Python, C , Java or other structured programming language. Proven track record of managing a task to success, including setting expectations, meeting deadlines, and leading without authority.

Special Working Conditions: Occasional travel (<10%), primarily in the continental US, to support test events and meetings.

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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