Space, Missile, and Cyber Analyst

Job Summary: This position is for a senior analyst in the areas of space, missile, and cyber defense. The applicant should have knowledge of and should have worked in the areas of space, missile, Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), and cyber intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), with emphasis on tactical and strategic operational analysis, the development of Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) in the execution of ISR operations, and demonstrated leadership of personnel conducting these types of ISR operations.


  • Assist with space, missile, and cyber defense architecture studies; including assessments of weapon system effectiveness and design of space and ground battle management architectures for missile defense as well as other missions such as space situational awareness, defensive space control, defensive cyber control, and technical intelligence.
  • Analyze, define requirements for and manage experiments, testing, and integration of Battle Management Command and Control (BMC2) initiatives across mission areas including missile defense and space control.
  • Interface with the Missile Defense Agency, Air Force, intelligence community, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
  • Identify and develop business opportunities in related fields; conduct sponsor engagements (which includes travel), and author proposals.


  • MS degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, or related field.
  • In lieu of MS, 10+ years of experience in all-source intelligence analysis, TCPED (tasking, collections, processing, exploitation, and dissemination), and/or leading small/large teams in the areas of: SIGINT, cyber, missile, and space/counterspace.
  • Experience with modeling and simulation, autonomy, and coding, such as MATLAB, C++, Unix, Java, System Tool Kit (STK) or MagicDraw.

Desired: Current TS clearance with SCI accesses, and CI polygraph.

Special Working Conditions: Some travel may be required.

Security: Applicant selected 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.

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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