Missile Defense Interoperability Analyst


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 Defense System Interoperability Analyst.

Job Summary: Support analysis efforts in projects relating to the interoperability among elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Support the integration of BMDS elements with focus on C2BMC, GMD, and various Weapon and Sensor Systems.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

  • Develop and work with existing analysis tools to support the Sponsor community in making decisions of future capabilities. (60%)
  • Lead Ballistic Missile Defense analysis activities focusing on interoperability issues facing the BMDS. Work closely with government Sponsors and contractors to develop from concept level detail analysis plans, trade studies, and feasibility studies of new capabilities. (20%)
  • Coordinate and present analysis products with APL staff, relevant program offices, and supporting contractors. (20%)

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, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or equivalent. Demonstrated ability to develop innovative solutions to research problems. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Successful experience leading small analysis team efforts, with the ability to work independently with little guidance and direction. Ability to obtain SECRET clearance.

Desired Qualifications: MS in Engineering or Mathematics with 3 years experience. Experience with the Missile Defense Agency specifically with C2BMC, GMD, and/or Sensor Systems. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to government sponsors at all levels.

Special Working Conditions: Travel as required to Huntsville, AL (3-4 times year) for sponsor meetings, and technical interchange meetings.

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 www.jhuapl.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 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, and values diversity in its workforce.

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