Model/Simulation 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 Model/Simulation Analyst/Engineer for the Huntsville, Alabama Field Office.

Job Summary: Provide analysis and technical assistance to the Missile Defense Agency in the area of system performance, technical capability, interoperability and suitability assessment.


  1. Coordinate with stakeholders throughout the MDA enterprise to execute analyses and system-level assessments, and develop recommendations for decision-makers regarding the integration of new capabilities into the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). (80%)

  2. Provide technical guidance and assistance to MDA in the area of M&S development to support system level assessment. Exercise M&S tools and/or assess models and simulations for applicability to system assessments. (10%)

  3. Interact with sponsors and contractor organizations to assess performance of analytical M&S and verification, validation and accreditation. (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:

B.S. in operations research, systems engineering, computer science, physics, engineering, or related field.

A minimum of five years of relevant technical experience.

Experience with military concepts, the Ballistic Missile Defense System and radars/sensor systems.

Experience in performing systems analysis on complex weapons systems. Demonstrated experience working as a member of a technical team.

Familiarity with MATLAB, Python.

Excellent writing and presentation skills.

Desired Qualifications:

M.S. or Ph.D. in operations research, systems engineering, computer science, physics or engineering field.

Experience with MDA/GM and MDA/BC M&S and analysis tools including MARS.

Experience with M&S development life cycle including conceptual modeling, requirements development, Verification, Validation and Accreditation.

Technical expertise in the application of Design of Experiments principles and statistical analysis.

Special Working Conditions: Full time position for our Huntsville AL field office 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

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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