Mechanical / Systems Engineer - Launcher Systems

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 a Mechanical / Systems Engineer for Submarine Launcher Systems.

Job Summary: Provide systems engineering expertise, mechanical engineering support for submarine launcher systems and associated mechanical systems for evaluation, development, and sustainment of existing and future submarine launcher systems.


  • Develop and implement model based systems engineering models for launcher systems. (25%)
  • Apply systems engineering processes to specific launcher development efforts. (25%)
  • Perform analysis, modeling, and/or testing of launcher components and phenomenology (25%)
  • Perform concept, trade, and feasibility studies for potential future submarine payloads and missions. (25%)

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: B. S. in mechanical, systems engineering or other related technical field. 3 years of relevant experience with analyzing, modeling or implementing systems engineering practices on mechanical systems. Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to interact effectively with individuals of different experience levels and backgrounds including sponsor, external industry, and military personnel.

Desired Qualifications: M. S. in mechanical, systems engineering or related technical field. Five years of experience specific to working with or analyzing submarine mechanical systems. Experience working with Strategic Systems Programs (SSP). Formal systems engineering training. Experience with MBSE and sustainment methodologies.

Special Working Conditions: Some travel and trips to Washington Navy Yard required.

Security: Secret Clearanceis required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation andmust meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information upto the Secret level. Eligibility requirements include UScitizenship.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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