Space and Missile Defense Systems Test Engineer

Do you have a passion for Space missions and systems?

Are you experienced with testing Space and Missile Defense systems?

If so, we may have the right job for you.

As a Space and Missile Defense Systems Test Engineer, you will...

  1. Define requirements for and manage the development, execution, and assessment of experiments and testing activities in the areas of missile defense and space control

  2. Implement integrated test planning and execution for the Spacebased Kill Assessment sensor system
  3. Interface with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Air Force, and Intelligence Community
  4. Identify and develop business opportunities in related fields; conduct sponsor engagements, and author proposals


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you have...
  • A B.S. in engineering, physical sciences, or mathematics plus 7 years of experience in space/missile defense systems with an emphasis on testing. OR M.S. in engineering, physical sciences, or mathematics plus 4 years of experience in space/missile defense systems with an emphasis on testing.
  • Experience working within the Missile Defense Agency's IMTP, test planning, and test execution processes
  • Experience with tools such as System Tool Kit (STK), MATLAB.
  • Hold an active Secret security 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.

Desired Qualifications:
  • M.S. in engineering, physical sciences, or mathematics.
  • 10 years of experience in MDA testing.
  • Current TS/SCI 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. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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