Mission 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 an expert in Mission Analysis and Design in National Security Space applications.

Job Summary:

Mission analysis and mission design for National Security Space applications across all space missions. Develop orbital dynamics models, system models, and mission architectures that integrate current and envisioned systems, lead performance assessments and system effectiveness analyses, develop high-fidelity modeling and simulation representations for system operations, and validate models against operational prototypes and experiments. Support space system test and experimentation efforts, including pre-planning, test/experiment execution, and post-mission analysis.


  • Mission analysis and design for National Security Space applications (75%)
  • Support business development (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:

  • Master's in Aero/Mech/Elect Engineering, Applied Physics, or Applied Mathematics.
  • At least 15 year's relevant work experience in space related mission design and analysis.
  • Expertise in STK or equivalent.

Desired Qualifications:

PhD in Aero/Mech/Elect Engineering, Applied Physics, or Applied Mathematics. At least 20 year's relevant work experience. Prior experience with National Security Space sponsors (e.g., SMC, SMDC, MDA, and others).

Special Working Conditions:

Job may include frequent travel (about once a month), extensive work in closed areas.


TS/SCI required. 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 identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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