Missile Defense System Analyst/Engineer (Huntsville, AL)
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 System Analyst/Engineer to work at the Missile Defense Agency in Huntsville, Alabama.
Job Summary: Provide analysis and technical assistance to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Director of Engineering (DE) in the area of system performance, technical capability and limitations, and interoperability assessment for comprehensive Missile Defense System assessments.
1. Coordinate with stakeholders throughout the MDA enterprise to plan, lead, execute system assessments, and develop recommendations for decision-makers regarding the integration of new capabilities into strategic and regional Missile Defense Systems. Identify, characterize, assess, and document Missile Defense System capabilities and limitations. Create assessment plans that drive ground test and element requirements to the operational capacity baseline. (80%)
2. Inform and interact with MDA leadership and stakeholders on the assessment results and recommendations. (10%)
3. Identify system assessment modeling and simulation (M&S) needs, deficiencies, and improvements. (10%)
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.
1. Bachelor's in engineering or science (e.g. aerospace, electrical, mechanical, systems, operations research, computer science, physics) or related field.
2. A minimum of five years of relevant technical experience with Missile Defense Elements or capabilities to include one or more of the following:
a. C2BMC, Aegis BMD, Sensors, Ground Based Midcourse Defense
b. RF Sensors: Radar Range equation, RF acquisition, Search plans/patterns/fences, RF Discrimination, X-band radar systems, S-Band Radar systems, radar resource utilization
c. Command and control: track fusion, track correlation, Discrimination decisions, shot doctrine, GFC, Mission planning, LOR, EOR
d. Interceptors: SM-3 BLK IA/IB, SM-3 BLK IIA, RKV, EKV, MoKV, GBI, GNC, IR discrimination, Focal plane arrays, DACS, IR acquisition, rocket propulsion, containment analysis
3. Familiarity with and recent experience using M&S applications used for Missile Defense System assessment. Additional knowledge for the following:
a. Computer programming (e.g. C++, MatLab, Python, etc.) and algorithm development
b. Missile Defense System representations (single element or interdependent modeling)
4. Demonstrated recent experience working as the lead of or member of a technical team. Strong interpersonal skills to include communicating assessment results at the MDA Chief Engineer, director level.
5. Excellent writing and presentation skills. Creative and critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Access)
Desired Qualifications :
1. Master's or Ph.D. in operations research, systems engineering, computer science, physics or engineering field.
2. Technical expertise in the application of Design of Experiments principles and statistical analysis.
Special Working Conditions: Full time position in Huntsville, AL with occasional travel to sponsor and contractor locations and to the JHU/APL main campus.
Security: Top 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 Top 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.
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