Missile and Reentry Systems Test and Evaluation Engineer

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 Missile and Reentry Systems Test and Evaluation Engineer.

Job Summary: Perform test and evaluation analyses on the Trident II submarine launched ballistic missile and reentry systems


  • Evaluation of flight test telemetry to determine missile and reentry body performance. (30%)
  • Support other group tasking in the areas of missile and reentry body modeling and simulation and range systems evaluation for flight tests. (30%)
  • System studies and reliability modeling related to the Trident II weapon system, Trident II Life Extension, and follow-on missile and reentry systems. (20%)
  • Document and present analysis findings as appropriate and interact with sponsors and representatives of other agencies. (15%)
  • Support of test operations at field sites during SSBN submarine shakedown operations and missile flight tests. (5%)

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 engineering or other related technical discipline. Knowledge of missile subsystems such as guidance, flight control, and propulsion. Knowledge of reentry body functional and aerodynamic performance and missile interfaces. Strong computer background and programming skills, including MATLAB. Must be able to interact effectively with individuals of different experience levels and backgrounds including external industry and military personnel. Strong communication skills both verbal and written are required. The qualifications needed in this job also include initiative, interest in skill development and the flexibility to accept assignments of varied scope and skill.

Desired Qualifications: M.S. in Aerospace engineering with 3 years experience specific to the evaluation or modeling and simulation of missile and reentry systems or subsystems, including MATLAB Simulink.

Special Working Conditions: Some travel required for meetings and field tests (approx. 20-25 days per year).

Security: Secret Clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information up to the Secret level. Eligibility requirements include US 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 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.

Meet Some of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Employees

Gianni P.

Electrical Engineer

Gianni works on the design, modeling, and simulation of low- to high-fidelity radar projects for the lab. He also conducts tests to evaluate new technologies.

Mary A.

Lead RF Systems Engineer

Mary Ann builds prototypes and integrates software and hardware communications in order to create complete systems for APL contracts and projects. She also collaborates with her team to fix software issues.

Back to top