Innovation & Collaboration Analyst/Section Supervisor

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 Innovation & Collaboration Analyst/Section Supervisor.

Job Summary: Lead and supervise the Innovation & Collaboration section of up to 10 application developers/analysts within the Agile Information Solutions (IGS) Group to address and provide solutions to stakeholders on key business issues and changes that may arise.


  • Lead and supervise the Innovation & Collaboration section in the Agile Information Solutions (IGS) Group by actively participating in hiring processes, mentoring and guiding staff growth, providing feedback and addressing performance issues. Ensure work assignments are consistent with project needs and staff development plans. Interact and collaborate with all levels of staff to include active participation and involvement as part of the group’s management team and the department’s Extended Management Team (EMT).
  • Conduct and lead business analysis activities. Work collaboratively with project teams, end users/stakeholders to analyze, understand, and document the business processes or needs with the goal of recommending a technology and / or process solution. Document functional analysis and create detailed business requirements; analyze and suggest improvements to business processes with system solutions, and make system recommendations to meet project needs, participate in projects to ensure solutions meet user requirements.

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 Information Systems, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field or equivalent years of professional work experience in related discipline.
  • 7 years of professional work experience in a technical field, with at least 3 years of experience in Business Analysis and Design, or related discipline.
  • At least 1 year of previous project or team leadership experience.
  • Proven success with conflict resolution and demonstrable people management skills.
  • Possess basic IT competencies, including familiarity with relational database technologies and query (e.g., SQL)
  • Possess detailed knowledge of the full software development life cycle.
  • Strong analytical, multitasking, and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong working relationships within teams and across the organization.
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments, communicate progress to stakeholders, and provide timely deliverables.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience presenting to multiple audiences (e.g., technical and non-technical, executive).

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Information Systems, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • At least 3 years of previous line supervision experience.
  • Certification in Business Analysis and Design, or related discipline.

Special Working Conditions: Occasional weekends and other after hours work required to handle and/or complete critical project/work-related business needs.


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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