Lead Analyst – Electronic Warfare Integration

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


The Combat System Development and Assessment Group is seeking a Lead Analyst to take charge of and guide our Electronic Warfare Combat System integration & performance analysis. Our group is continuing to forge a path on high impact efforts that guide critical system development that includes the integration of Electronic Warfare with the unit combat system and Force-wide system-of-systems. We are looking to increase & strengthen our EW analytic capabilities aimed at providing more innovative approaches for achieving comprehensive layered threat defeat through fully integrated sensor & weapon systems including missile, jammers & decoys, lasers and guns.

We are looking for someone to:

  • Lead our current and future system-wide EW integration analysis efforts
  • Engage directly with our sponsors to solidify our study plans and deliver results
  • Increase our analytic competencies for large-scale system integration
  • Provide strategic leadership for enabling team growth & additional high impact
  • Leverage this challenging opportunity for your increased career growth

Take this opportunity to be a key contributor and help solve critical system-wide Electronic Warfare integration challenges in the Nation's air and missile defense systems.

1. Lead the A3B strategic development of EW system-wide integration functional and performance analysis competencies.

2. Lead the proposal and planning of new EW integration studies including all levels of technology readiness from S&T to existing program of record systems.

  • Collaborate with APL program management, external sponsors, and stakeholders for ensuring studies are properly focused with clearly defined objectives and planned output for reaching conclusions that lead to effective integration approaches benefitting the warfighter.

  • Define the scope of each study effort taking into account M&S, staff, and funding availability. Work with APL Program Office to understand and manage the funding and schedule.

  • Determine the M&S tools needed to execute the objectives of the proposed study and guide necessary updates. Coordinate with M&S counterparts (internal and external) for meeting study objectives.

3. Lead teams in the day-to-day tactical execution of EW integration analysis activities addressing technical issues as they arise and keeping leadership and program management up to date with progress and challenges.

  • Review analysis assumptions/caveats and assess whether they are appropriate for the objectives of the study.

4. Lead the assessment metrics and the formulation of results, conclusions & recommendation to be presented to leadership & sponsors.

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:
  • MS degree in engineering, computer science, applied math, physics, or closely related discipline, with at least 4 years of technical experience analyzing performance DoD military defense or related systems.
  • Demonstrated initiative for building and leading a team in a challenging environment.
  • Strong technical capabilities and demonstrated competencies for understanding and solving complex technical problems through application of scientific, engineering and/or mathematical knowledge.
  • Desire to partner with sponsors and program management to work towards achieving program and project goals.
  • Strong organization and planning skills with record of accomplishment in a team environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Current Secret clearance with eligibility for Top Secret.

Desired Qualifications:
  • PhD in engineering, computer science, applied math, physics or equivalent, with at least 8 years of relevant technical experience including Electronic Warfare.
  • Experience working on and leading analytic efforts for Navy AAW and/or BMDS combat systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, mentor and develop staff.
  • Demonstrated success working with sponsors and program management to build and lead a technical team.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate strong relationships across organizational boundaries.
  • Current Top Secret security clearance.

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: 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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