Radar Modeling Simulation Analyst
- Laurel, MD
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is seeking an Associate Radar Analyst to join a team that is creating innovative solutions to challenges facing the development of missile defense radar systems.
Our Mission is to evolve radar concepts and algorithms to support our Nation's warfighters. Through modeling, simulation and advanced analysis techniques, we strive for the highest level of insight possible on radar system capabilities, limitations and opportunities. Our solutions are grounded in a deep understanding of the problem space including radar phenomenology, state-of-the-art technologies and the associated uncertainties.
Position Summary: The Radar Modeling and Simulation Analyst will have the opportunity to support the development of high fidelity simulation of AN/SPY-1 ballistic missile defense radar (BMD), and possibly other US Navy and Missile Defense Agency BMD capable radars as follow-on work. Verify and validate these simulations to ensure their accuracy in predicting radar performance.
- Perform verification and validation of high fidelity radar simulation by various means.
- Evaluate results of APL simulation relative to both prime contractor simulation or tactically recorded radar data.
- Develop an understanding of intended radar design, simulation code, and/or tactical code to determine correct radar behavior.
- Debug/troubleshoot APL code to determine correctness relative to either intended radar design or radar specifications.
- Communicate with prime contractor to clarify radar design intent and details.
- Develop Matlab or Python scripts to simulate functions as needed to support analysis and troubleshooting.
- Explore ways to enhance and improve the verification and validation process to facilitate efficient detection and resolution of issues.
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.
- Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics, or equivalent with 1 years of experience in engineering, analysis, modeling and simulation.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong desire to make a difference.
- Must have the ability to obtain an interim secret security clearance prior to starting
- Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics or equivalent with three years experience in radar development and/or defense systems simulations.
- Familiarity with missile defense radar analysis, systems, and models.
- Demonstrated capability in validation or verification of complex software.
- Experience with MATLAB, Python and Java.
Special Working Conditions: Some limited travel to Contractor and customer sites may be required.
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.
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. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.
At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.
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