IAMD Systems Analyst

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

Job Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated individual to contribute to development and assessment of innovative weapon system concepts for Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) (i.e. Ballistic Missile Defense and Anti-Air Warfare) within the A4D-1 section. This includes contributing to analysis using M&S tools across many phases of development from brainstorming of future concepts, feasibility analysis for defining system performance requirements, algorithm and concept trade studies, and assessment of in-development and fielded systems. The ideal candidate will lead and collaborate with teams of APL and external stakeholders to develop analysis products and concepts that fill a critical need for the warfighter and help achieve the Comprehensive Layered Defeat vision.

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

  1. Propose, guide, and participate in systems analysis activities to identify, downselect, develop, and assess IAMD system concepts that fill a critical need for the warfighter. Includes participation in and leadership of multi-organization analysis teams for concept development and performance requirements analysis. (70%)
  2. Develop and deliver formal presentations to sponsors and the engineering community. Effectively communicate analytical plans, results and proposed concepts/solutions. Produce documentation to capture study plans/methodologies, analytical results, concept definitions, requirements, and technical recommendations. Serve as a resource to help ensure the successful transition of any new concepts. (20%)
  3. Contribute to A4D group culture to uphold APL, AMDS, A4 branch, and A4D group Vision, Strategy, Execution (VSE) and A4D Core Values through participation in collaborative activities, including group goal teams and A4 branch core competency development teams. (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 or equivalent
  • 5 or more years of experience in conducting Aegis BMD system-level analyses
  • Proven success working in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Good communication skills in both written and verbal
  • Security Clearance: Secret

Desired Qualifications:
  • MS (or PhD) degree in Engineering, Physics, or equivalent
  • 10 or more years of experience in conducting Aegis BMD system-level engineering activities
  • Demonstrated success in leading a multi-disciplinary engineering team and collaborating with/advising various sponsors
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including demonstrated success in building/presenting technical presentations to engineering review teams as well as sponsor review teams
  • Demonstrated success in IAMD and/or Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) system-level analysis.
  • Security Clearance: Top Secret

Special Working Conditions: Up to 5% local travel within the Washington DC metro area as well as CONUS to support sponsor 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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