Operations Research Analyst

Are you passionate about informing decision-makers bydeveloping cutting-edge techniques?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our teamat APL.

We are seeking a systems engineer to help us conduct a broadrange of operational analyses focused on national security challenges. As amember of our team, you'll contribute to complex missions for U.S. nationalsecurity components including the Armed Services, Special Operations, andnational emergency support.

We at APL are passionate about building new and excitingsolutions for our sponsors, and are committed to integrity and honesty. Westrive to cultivate an environment of collaboration and teamwork, and highlyvalue substance and innovation. At APL, you will be among creative thinkers,motivated problem solvers, and life-long learners that want to strengthen thesafety and security of our country.

As a member of our team...



  • You will contribute to operational analyses conduct operational mission related analysis and research
  • You will develop capabilities-based perspectives, ideas, and requirements for defense organizations, commanders and staffs.
  • You will participate in or support other sponsor related studies.
  • You will present findings and conclusions to sponsors in both oral and written form.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...



  • Possess a BS degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field.
  • Can work both independently and within a team on multiple, dynamic projects.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Are willing and able to occasionally travel, including local travel.
  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Secret level clearance. If selected, you 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.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...



  • Possess an MS or PhD in a related technical field.
  • Are familiar with model-based systems engineering (MBSE) methods.
  • Have 2 years combined education and professional experience in operations planning, data and operations analysis, system architecture, modeling and simulation, and/or other experience related to systems engineering or operations research systems analysis.
  • Hold an active Secret, Top Secret, or TS/SCI Clearance and can ultimately obtain a TS/SCI Clearance.

Why work at APL?




The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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