Missile System 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 6DOF Analyst and Developer.

Job Summary: Missile System Analyst


  • Define and analyze new missile concepts. Integrate new algorithms and concepts of operations into analysis tools, set up scenarios, evaluate performance, and consider ways to improve performance. (50%)
  • Analyze missile flight test performance. Perform deep-dive review of Monte Carlo data sets to identify and quantify potential areas of concern. Work with system-level elements to set up scenarios and drive missile analysis with high-fidelity sensor inputs. Post-process data to identify key metrics. (40%)
  • Deliver formal presentations to sponsors and design agents to communicate proposed concepts, solutions and analyses results. Produce documentation to capture all relevant missile engineering tasks including technical recommendations. (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.

Required Qualifications: BS in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or related field. At least 3 years of experience in engineering or mathematical analysis. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Must be able to obtain a Secret level clearance. Can start with an interim Secret.

Desired Qualifications: MS/PhD in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or related field. Experience in aerospace or BMDS problem domain. Linux grid computing and configuration management experience. Proficiency in Matlab, C , Java or comparable programming capabilities. Several years experience in analysis.

Special Working Conditions: Occasional travel to Huntsville, AL, Dahlgren Va., Tucson, AZ. and other government and contractor sites.

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 (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 orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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