Section Supervisor, Systems Concepts and Analysis

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is currently looking for an exceptionally creative, driven individual with a strong technical background to take on the role of Section Supervisor of the Systems Concepts and Analysis Section. This section is dedicated to the use of advanced Modeling and Simulation (M&S) techniques for analysis of Navy systems and the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Creative and ambitious, the successful Section Supervisor will lead a group of diverse, innovative, technically-oriented scientists and analysts focused on completing M&S work in support of Air and Missile Defense Mission Area Tasks.

We pride ourselves on pushing our highly skilled team members to grow, specialize, and experiment in their own individual areas of interest, and to bring that unique expertise into current scientific discourse. Become part of this innovative team at the forefront of groundbreaking technology analysis and development. Lead and mentor staff that will become the next generation of technical experts. Produce tangible results and join an elite few with the opportunity to impact the future of M&S research.

Your job would include:

  • Leading or participating in both technical and analytical projects
  • Assisting the Group Supervisor with staff and task planning and new business initiatives
  • Ensuring the quality of team analytics and dynamics
  • Actively participating in the discovery of new technical talent by interviewing and hiring prospective candidates.
  • Proactively seeking staff development opportunities by mentoring and guiding section staff members, as well as evaluating their performance.

APL is a national leader in scientific research and development. In that spirit, we are looking to cultivate and encourage today's most innovative, ambitious, dedicated thinkers to propose new technologies and provide solutions for next-generation problems. With a vast network of cutting-edge technology and resources—and a laboratory full of brilliant minds—we invite you to apply for this competitive and rewarding position and to seize the opportunity to impact the world in which we live.

Required Qualifications:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or other relevant field with 5 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven history of successful and critical contribution to DoD sponsors on projects related to combat system analysis and M&S techniques
  • Must be a technical expert and demonstrate good understanding of the combat system, the BMDS, or other weapons control domains
  • Must be a self-starter, and be able to propose, convey, and develop innovative concepts independently
  • Demonstrated, strong verbal communication skills, including peer reviewed conference presentations or technical briefings to sponsors.
  • Excellent writing skills, including technical documentation and memos.

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated successful business development skills; authorship in peer reviewed journal articles.

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

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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