International Systems Analyst

Introduction: The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JH APL), an independent, nonprofit organization that conducts essential research, development, experimentation, and systems engineering to address national security challenges, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a creative International Interoperability Systems Analyst.

Job Summary: Participate in a team environment as an International Interoperability Systems Analyst to conduct systems engineering activities (i.e., concept definition, trade studies, requirements development, performance analysis, alternatives evaluation, design verification & validation, test & evaluation) for Naval and MDA Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) systems across multiple Aegis baselines operating with Allies and Coalition systems.


  • Provide subject matter expertise for military test events and real world scenarios by conducting research, studies, and interoperability analyses to provide supporting data and associated recommendations to advise our Sponsors. (50%)
  • Participate in Interoperability Analysis Working Groups to discuss results, concepts, solutions, and approaches for Aegis, BMDS, IAMD, and Maritime BMD communications. (35%)
  • Deliver formal presentations to Sponsors and the engineering community, effectively communicate proposed concepts/solutions and analysis results. Produce documentation to capture concept definitions, requirements, analysis results, and technical recommendations. (15%)

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 Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or equivalent. 5-10 years experience in systems engineering and analysis, requirements development, modeling and simulation, tool development, or programming. Experience working successfully within a diverse team environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to obtain INTERIM SECRET clearance or Active SECRET clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

MS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or equivalent. Strong analytical and logical skills and attention to detail. Proven success working in a multi-disciplinary team environment. Working knowledge of the Aegis BMD System, International IAMD Combat Systems, and tactical data links. Experience working with Coalition partners and Sponsors. Active TOP SECRET clearance.

Special Working Conditions:

Travel (25% or more) OCONUS and CONUS for meetings and reviews as necessary. Travel to support occasional 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.

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

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

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