Radar Systems Engineer


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 Radar Systems Engineer. 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.

Job Summary:
System Engineering supporting development of Ballistic Missile Defense radar development, including performance analysis, design assessment, requirements documentation, formal review, and process management related to Sponsor's Requirements Engineering activities.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):
1. Design, conduct, and document analysis to verify requirement feasibility, quantify functional and performance gaps, evaluate conceptual functionality, and generate data to support Sponsor decision making. 30%
2 Collaborate as a radar Subject Matter Expert with peers across all system disciplines to arrive at radar requirements that will drive optimal system behavior. 30%

3. Write and revise requirements specifications in accordance with Sponsor processes. Generate artifacts, including trace reports and requirement closure citations, necessary to obtain Sponsor approval of new and modified specifications. 30%

4. Support and/or conduct informal and formal requirement reviews, within the Laboratory and before the Sponsor 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: BS in EE, Math, Physics, Systems Engineering or equivalent. Minimum 3 years experience in systems engineering and analysis, requirements development, and/or modeling and simulation. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated effectiveness in working in a team environment. Ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

MS in Electrical Engineering or Systems Engineering with strong radar background. Experience in requirements management, verification, and/or radar design. Experience with MATLAB and/or DOORS. Experience developing and employing high fidelity simulations for radar performance prediction, particularly in ballistic missile defense.

Special Working Conditions:

Infrequent travel to sponsor, contractor, and peer organization facilities for meetings and reviews.

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 identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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