Submarine Acoustic Intelligence Analyst

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. is seeking a Submarine qualified Acoustic Intelligence (ACINT) Specialist.

Job Summary: Apply Acoustic analysis skills to perform operational and employment evaluation efforts for Navy Submarine Sonar and Combat systems. Evaluation efforts will be performed through detailed acoustic analysis, event reconstruction, and feedback to sponsor and Fleet users of at-sea testing and real world deployment data.


1.Conduct detailed acoustic analysis and event reconstruction of Navy submarine sonar engagements conducted by forward deployed assets and tactical development exercises. Capabilities assessed may include acoustic detection, tracking, tactical control and/or tactical decision and technologies and system functions supporting the Submarine Fleet. (45%)

2.Conduct sonar systems operational analyses to determine optimum system performance against threat and allied assets. Interface with system developers, and analysis team members to determine analysis methodology, appropriate measures of performance and data required to execute analysis. (35%)

3.Participate in planning and testing at developer or Fleet facilities in support of assessment of Navy Submarine Sonar and Combat Systems. (10%)

4.Prepare detailed briefings on analysis methodology and results. Brief results to sponsors and external organizations. (10%)

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: Extensive background in Acoustic Analysis, ACINT Data Collection, event reconstruction and training associated with the detailed operational employment of submarine sonar systems. Detailed knowledge in SONAR signal processing and system employment. Excellent written, verbal and briefing skills. Willingness to participate in off-site Field Testing and physically able to support at-sea test and evaluation.

Desired Qualifications: NEC 0416 (ACINT Specialist) qualifications and be Submarine qualified. Experience in evaluation of submarine sonar performance. Demonstrated leadership capability

Special Working Conditions: Travel to include meetings (typically less than 3 days per month). System Field Testing typically requires several weeks (non-continuous) of travel annually to system integrator site. Must be medically cleared and capable for work and travel on Navy submarines in order to support at-sea testing and evaluation.

Security: TS/SCI 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 Sensitive Compartmented 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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