International System Engineer and Analyst

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JH APL), an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit organization that conducts essential research, development, prototyping, analysis, integration, and systems engineering to address national security challenges is seeking an innovative International Systems Engineer and Analyst in the Command, Control, and Communications Systems Group. Our technical staff take pride in achieving practical, operationally sound solutions to complex challenges of national defense, with a focus on innovation, game-changing capabilities, effectiveness, affordability, and timeliness.

Job Summary: Provide technical support and leadership of International Systems efforts currently focused on systems engineering for our DoD and NATO-focused Maritime Theater Missile Defense Sponsors. Emphasis is on enhancing the effectiveness and interoperability of Coalition Partner Systems in Integrated Air and Missile Defense through concept exploration, critical experiments, requirements definition, analysis of ground and flight tests, and interoperability evaluation in the field, in simulation, and in hardware-in-the-loop environments.


  1. Contribute to crucial International Combat Systems technical efforts for air and missile defense systems including performance analysis, component level algorithm assessment, problem resolution, innovative enhanced capabilities, and future systems requirements definition. Participate in efforts that support Maritime Theater Missile Defense (MTMD) that include test planning, test execution, and interoperability analyses of the systems under test. Lead tasks and develop products.
  2. Deliver formal presentations to Sponsors and the engineering community. Effectively communicate proposed concepts, new solutions, and engineering results. Produce documentation to capture concept definitions, system requirements, technical recommendations, and analysis results.
  3. Help create, convey, and execute our Comprehensive Layered Defense vision, strategy, and plans to provide game-changing capabilities to our warfighters. Be a thought-leader moving us forward to achieve greater impact for our Sponsors and the warfighter. Identify, propose, and lead technical projects.

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 in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or equivalent. Minimum of five years' experience in one of the following: international weapon systems, weapon control, or military communications. Experience and interest in systems engineering, operations research, decision theory, analysis, modeling, and simulation. Experience working successfully within a team environment. Interest in working in a multi-discipline, multi-organization, multinational team environment. Strong oral and written communication skills. Willingness to travel. Active SECRET clearance.

Desired Qualifications:
MS or PhD in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or equivalent. Ten years experience in one or more of the following: international weapon systems, weapon control, military communications, engagement coordination, human-machine interactions, operations research, systems engineering, analysis, modeling, and simulation. Five or more years experience in Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Aegis Combat System, Naval Weapons Systems, Ballistic Missile Defense, Cruise Missile Defense, and anti-ship missile defense. Three or more years experience in decision theory, optimal control methodologies, mathematical methods, and resource allocation. Three or more years experience developing modeling and simulation software, proficiency in Python, MATLAB, C++. Active TOP SECRET clearance.

Special Working Conditions: Travel (up to 25%) to local and remote Government and contractor facilities for meetings and reviews as necessary. Travel to support test events involving extended or evening hours, travel aboard ships and to field site activities.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The Johns Hopkins 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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