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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Senior Multi-Domain Operations Analyst

Laurel, MD


Are you passionate about analyzing complex problems integrating Space, Air, Surface and Ground warfare domains using state of the art software and computing capabilities?

Are you searching for an opportunity to apply your operations analysis background in an engaging, inquisitive environment?

If so, the Air Combat and Strike Analysis Group at the Applied Physics Lab is looking for you!

Our dedicated team of engineers, physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists are engaged in an extensive portfolio of projects with the U.S. military. Our analysts support the acquisition, maintenance, and assessment of various military systems and technologies.

We want you to join our team, and provide your background in operations analysis to expand our capabilities and help us stay on the cutting edge of the field!

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Our work is sophisticated, engaging, and frequently has significant impact to Department of Defense programs. We pride ourselves on our intellectual integrity, and our ability to deliver outstanding, unbiased analysis products. Our team emphasizes personal improvement and growth over short-lived success.

If this sounds like an environment that would help you foster and grow your interest in our domain, consider us as part of your future.

As a Multi-Domain Operations Analyst...

  • Your primary responsibilities will be performing analysis on interacting sensor, tracker, communication, and weapon systems for multi-domain, mission-level simulations, with the goal of discovering insightful trends, informing conclusions, and supporting decision-making.
  • You will perform statistical analysis to find trends, assess risk, and document uncertainties in simulation results.
  • You will also collaborate with experts in specific warfare domains and technologies, and learn to integrate key effects together into a multi-domain simulation environment.
  • You will likely join a small team including junior analysts who will benefit from your experience, and senior engineers with whom you will guide the direction of projects.
  • You can engage in independent research projects that encourage creative solutions and reward independent initiative.
  • You will have the opportunity to present your work through briefings to both technical specialists and pivotal decision makers.


You will meet our minimum qualification for the job if you...

  • Have a BS or MS degree in a technical or scientific field such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Have demonstrated excellence performing modeling, simulation, and analysis in either Air, Space, Surface or Ground warfare domain(s)
  • Are highly skilled in learning new and challenging topics
  • Are able to effectively work in a highly collaborative environment and communicate complex ideas to a variety of partners
  • Are proficient to fluent in a programming or scripting language such as MATLAB or Python
  • Are able to obtain Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain Top Secret level 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 our minimum requirements if you...

  • Have a PhD in one of the scientific or technical fields listed above
  • Have knowledge and experience integrating across any combination of Air, Space, Surface, or Ground warfare domains, with an emphasis on Space domain
  • Have experience leading teams including managing workflow, backlog, load balancing, and support for internal/external engagements
  • Experience with M&S tools: AFSIM, STK, Suppressor, or Brawler
  • Experience working with version control software and tools (Git/GitLab) on team M&S efforts
  • Have an active Top Secret security clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (SAP)/SCI

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 at


About Us

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Only by ensuring that everyone's voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

Client-provided location(s): Laurel, MD, USA
Job ID: hopkins-6941_52917
Employment Type: Other