Radar Algorithm Design Analyst


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is seeking a Radar Design Analyst to join a team that is creating innovative solutions to challenges facing the development of our nation's missile defense system radars.

Job Summary: Exercise your creativity and technical skills to develop improvements in our nation's missile defense radars. Specifically, perform trade studies, assess design sensitivities, develop new concepts and algorithms and work with contractors to see them implemented in deployed tactical systems.


  • Conduct algorithm trade studies and sensitivity analyses of radar systems by executing a high fidelity M&S tool suite, performing analyses across large volumes of data, assessing algorithm performance, producing appropriate data visualizations, and documenting relevant findings.
  • Contribute to radar model and simulation development to support analytical tasks by identifying opportunities for developing novel M&S capabilities and participating in code design, development, integration, and/or testing.
  • Support the development and testing of algorithm innovations and advanced concepts to address needs found during design margin and sensitivity analysis.

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: Bachelor's degree in Computer/Electrical Engineering, Applied Math/Physics, or equivalent. 1-5 years of coursework or professional experience in the following: signal processing, statistical pattern recognition, and/or algorithm design. Strong organizational skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Desire to make a difference.

Desired Qualifications: Master's degree and proficiency in algorithm prototyping, including software development. Extensive knowledge of MATLAB and Java.

Special Working Conditions: Occasional travel to meet with government sponsors, contractors, and other laboratory organizations.

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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