Range Systems Engineer / Analyst

Introduction: 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 Range Systems Engineer/Analyst.

Job Summary: Systems engineering, configuration management, risk management, integration, and validation of new and existing range systems for support of Trident and other missile flight test launches, as well as advanced range systems concept development.


  • Pretest and on-site coordination of and participation in developmental tests and operational missile test launches and range systems data collection.(10%)
  • Documentation and presentation of requirements specifications, validation plans and evaluation results as appropriate. Interaction with sponsor, military, and representatives of other government and contractor agencies. (40%)
  • Provide recurring systems engineering and instrumentation logistics support on site with sponsor. 10%)
  • Test, evaluation, and analysis of radar and GPS translator processor based missile tracking systems, communications, navigation, and sonar systems. (15%)
  • Verification, validation, and integration of new range systems including navigation, GPS, acoustic, radar tracking, telemetry, optics, and meteorological.(15%)
  • Concept development of advanced range systems to support emerging hypersonic vehicle test programs. (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: B.S. in an engineering discipline or equivalent technical degree with at least 3 years relevant professional experience. Must have knowledge of systems engineering, instrumentation systems, and logistics. Must be able to interact effectively with individuals of different experience levels and backgrounds including external industry, government, and military personnel. Strong communications skills both verbal and written are required.

Desired Qualifications: Experience with national missile test ranges and missile tracking systems. M.S. in an engineering discipline. Strong computer and software background. Familiarization with PCs, Windows, MS Office, C , Visual Basic, and PC-based engineering and drawing tools, including Matlab. Knowledge of or experience with formal System Engineering concepts also desirable.

Special Working Conditions: Travel is required; approximately six to eight trips per year from one to two weeks in duration, including field site test support and at sea deployment on surface vessels or submarines.

Security: Secret Clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information up to the Secret level. 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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