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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Senior Strike Warfare Analyst

Laurel, MD


Are you searching for an opportunity to apply your knowledge of precision strike warfare to make critical contributions to the design, requirements, and evaluation of innovative strike weapons?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our exceptional team of scientists, engineers, and analysts in the Air Combat and Strike Mission Analysis Group!

We are a large team of 40+ engineers, physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists who perform mission-level analysis to drive acquisition decisions on important precision strike technologies. Our work is sophisticated, engaging, and frequently has significant impact on Department of Defense programs.

We believe in building strong, productive teams, continually growing our capabilities, cultivating collaborative relationships and encouraging a work environment that embraces integrity, trust, confidence, teamwork, and accountability. Our team always emphasizes personal development over short-lived success, and we pride ourselves on our intellectual integrity and our ability to deliver outstanding, unbiased analysis products!

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As a Senior Weapons Strike Analyst you will...

  • Develop and apply models and simulations to evaluate strike weapons and aircraft operating in denied environments with the goal of discovering useful information, advising conclusions, and supporting DoD investment decisions
  • Work with a small team including junior analysts who will benefit from your experience, and senior engineers with whom you will guide the direction of high-profile DoD projects
  • Engage in independent research projects that encourage creative solutions and reward independent initiative
  • Have the opportunity to present your work through briefings to both technical specialists and pivotal decision makers


You'll meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Have a Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Aerospace, Electrical, or other form of Engineering
  • Have demonstrated ability performing analysis with mission-level tools such as AFSIM, EADSIM, SUPPRESSOR, or JIMM on the survivability and effectiveness of strike weapon systems
  • Are highly skilled in learning new and exciting technical topics
  • Can work effectively 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 an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a 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 Master's degree or PhD in a technical field such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Aerospace, Electrical, or other form of Engineering
  • Have extensive knowledge of strike weapon systems and aircraft - how they're built, how they operate, and how they collaborate with each other and additional offensive warfare platforms
  • Have demonstrated excellence leading mission-level modeling, simulation & analysis
  • Have an active Top Secret security clearance
  • Have demonstrated effective experience leading and mentoring other staff

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_52759
Employment Type: Other