Radar Test and Evaluation Analyst


The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Radar Test and Evaluation Analyst.

Job Summary:

Generate\utilize innovative analytical techniques to support Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense radar test and evaluation utilizing modeling & simulation tools, and recorded flight test data to assess radar system performance.


Provide inputs on Aegis BMD radar system capabilities in construction of scenarios to meet system test objectives. Utilize existing high fidelity radar simulations to predict surveillance, tracking, and discrimination performance for flight test scenarios. (50%)

Conduct post-test analysis of recorded radar data to assess fulfillment of mission objectives. Validate pre-test simulation predictions with observed radar performance. Update models and simulations to accurately reflect actual radar system behavior as required. (35%)

Communicate radar analysis results, conclusions, and recommendations at pre- and post-test mission reviews. Interface with counterparts in the technical community, US Navy, and Missile Defense Agency program offices as needed. (15%)

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 Electrical, Computer or Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent technical field with three yeas of experience in modeling and simulation and code development (MATLAB, Python, Fortran, C/C , Java, etc.). RF & Microwave engineering background with proven experience utilizing analytical skills and insightful visualizations. Outside the box thinking with desire to challenge the norm. Curiosity in numerical analysis, linear algebra, engineering statistics & probability, Random & stochastic processes. Strong oral and written communications skills. Must have ability to obtain an active Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

Master's degree in Engineering with experience in US Navy, Army, or Joint missile defense radar or weapons systems. Technical leadership related to the application and use of high fidelity radar simulations. Proven ability to interact effectively with Department of Defense sponsors.

Special Working Conditions: Occasional local travel to support working meetings, formal mission reviews, and test execution.

Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 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 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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