Simulation Engineer

Introduction: 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 a Simulation Engineer.

Job Summary: Simulation Engineer to design and develop Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) environments for assessing the performance and reliability of various types of hardware systems in a simulated environment. An ability to employ HWIL M&S environments as a means of enabling various functions in the systems engineering and Test and Evaluation (T&E) disciplines is strongly desired.


  • Lead or participate in systems engineering teams that design and develop HWIL M&S environments (40%)
  • Lead or participate in the planning and execution of system engineering and T&E activities that employ HWIL M&S environments (40%)
  • Interface with line supervisors, program managers, and external sponsors to define the scope, constraints, technical/operational issues, and period of performance for M&S development and employment activities (10%)
  • Develop and present formal briefing materials to technical experts, stakeholders, and sponsors (5%)
  • Write and review technical reports (5%)

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, mathematics, or other related technical field. Five years of relevant professional experience in the design and development of high fidelity HWIL M&S environments and the application of these environments on DoD programs. Ability to lead small teams. Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communications skills.

Desired Qualifications: MS or Ph.D in engineering, physics, mathematics, or related field. Ten or more years of relevant experience in the application of systems engineering and T&E tools and methods on DoD programs. Experience with standard software development practices and procedures. Familiarity with autonomous systems.

Special Working Conditions: Air and vehicle travel to U.S. Government and DoD Contractor facilities.

Security: Top Secret Clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for an SSBI and access to classified information. Preference for current SSBI. Eligibility requirements include US 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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