Senior Modeling and Simulation Scientist

    • Laurel, MD

Are you passionate aboutphysics-based modeling, simulation and analysis of the performance ofcommunications systems?

Are you a creative, driven,forward-thinking engineer who loves working with like-minded colleagues to advanceexciting new Radio Frequency (RF) engineering technologies?

Are you searching for an opportunityto make a critical technical impact on solving some of the most profound technicalchallenges involving the defense of the US?

If so, we're looking forsomeone like you to join our team at APL.

The Nuclear Command andControl group uses physics-based modeling and simulation tools to performstudies which predict the effectiveness of strategic communications systems inpeacetime and nuclear wartime scenarios. Our work contributes directly to maintaining US nuclear deterrence andkeeping our country safe. Our teamdevelops, applies, and maintains deep expertise in RF modeling and engineering,advancing state-of-the-art simulations and conductinggroundbreaking RF research that changes the way our nuclear forces operate.

As a Senior Modeling and Simulation Scientist…

  • Your primary responsibility will be to lead teams designing and conducting perform detailed analyses of mission performance for Navy and Air Force assets, identify operational gaps, and make recommendations on ways to address those gaps.
  • You will conduct architectural and operational trade analyses to inform acquisition strategies, sustainment efforts, state-of-the-art solutions.
  • You'll collaborate with our government partners and your teammates to create groundbreaking new concepts for expanding the modeling and analysis suite.
  • You will craft reports and presentations to communicate results to team members and government partners.

Strong candidates will have deep expertise withmodeling, statistical data analysis, signal processing, Monte Carlo simulation,and software development. Even strongercandidates will have experience with RF communications, operations research,and digital mission engineering, in which system-of-systems tools and practicesare exploited to understand, model, analyze, architect, design, and managecomplex missions as end-to-end mission threads.

You meet the minimum qualificationsfor this position if you have:
  • PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, EE or related field
  • Have at least 5 years professional experience
  • Strong Modeling and Simulation background with statistical analysis, RF communications, software development (familiarity with UNIX, LINUX, MATLAB, C, C , FORTRAN, and Java)
  • Excellent problem solving skills and oral / written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and across a multi-organizational team
  • An ability to travel on a limited basis
  • An ability to obtain a TS clearance; if selected, you 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

You'll go above and beyond ourminimum requirements if you have:
  • PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, EE or related field
  • Have at least 10 years professional experience
  • Military operational communications systems analysis experience
  • RF Modeling and Simulation expertise
  • Active TS clearance

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities

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