Senior Electronic Warfare Analyst


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 an experienced EW Analyst.

Job Summary: Provide technical leadership to conduct and lead systems engineering and analysis (e.g., concept definition, concept feasibility studies, requirements development, performance analysis, simulation development) for the development of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

  1. Lead and participate in system and system of systems analyses and trade studies that lead to the definition of tactics and control mechanisms for current and future Navy Surface EW systems in support of ship self-defense and battle force defense. Develop needed system concepts through the assessment of current and future defense capabilities against projected threat capabilities. Perform analysis of alternatives and trade studies to predict performance. Produce documentation to capture concept definition, system requirements, technical recommendations, and analysis results. Develop and modify tools, models and simulations to enable analysis efforts. Perform predictive analyses of EW capabilities. Model development may include both medium fidelity system representations and high fidelity models. Lead and participate in multi-organization working groups to review results, define concepts, propose solutions, and coordinate analyses. Coordinate efforts with APL staff and government Sponsors. (90%)
  2. Deliver formal presentations to Sponsors and the engineering community to effectively communicate proposed concepts, solutions, and engineering results. (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 Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Applied Math or equivalent. At least seven years of progressive technical experience in systems engineering or analysis in support of RF signal analysis/processing, or communications or EW systems. Successful experience leading analysis team efforts. Ability to work independently and with government and DoD Sponsors and analysis teams. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidate must be eligible to obtain a Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications: MS in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Applied Math or equivalent. At least ten years related to Navy ship defense with practical experience and progressive responsibilities and accomplishments in at least two of the following: AN/SLQ-32 EW, Nulka and chaff Decoy employment, defensive missiles, Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) and Aegis Combat System. At least five years of experience in active modeling and simulation development (including MatLab, C++) and high-fidelity model integration. Active Top Secret and SCI clearances.

Special Working Conditions:
Domestic travel to Sponsor and contractor facilities for meetings and reviews (could be 20%). Possible occasional support of test events involving extended hours, travel aboard ships, and travel to field-test sites.

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

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