Submarine Combat Systems Test and Evaluation Engineer/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 Combat Systems Test and Evaluation Engineer/Analyst.

Job Summary: Apply submarine operational skills and combat system knowledge, and system engineering and analysis skills to support Combat Systems Development and Assessment programs in the Sea Control Mission Area; specifically working Advanced Processor Builds (APB), and other related naval tactical tests, missions, and exercises analysis.


  1. Assess developmental and fleet Sonar/Combat Systems at the algorithmic, functional, technical, and system performance level by applying disciplined data analysis techniques to compute performance measures, and generate intuitive visualizations of results. Capabilities assessed may include acoustic and visual detection, tracking, tactical control and/or tactical decision and technologies and system functions supporting the Fleet. (35%)
  2. 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, executing and directing test events at developer or Fleet facilities in support of assessment of Navy Submarine Sonar and Combat Systems. (20%)
  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: BS in EE, mathematics, physics or other related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in field applicable to the position. Strong MATLAB skills for prototyping algorithms and assessing algorithm performance. Strong understanding of data analysis and statistics. Excellent written, verbal and briefing skills. Willingness to participate in off-site Field Testing. Active Secret or higher clearance.

Desired Qualifications: MSEE, MS in Mathematics or other related technical discipline, with academic emphasis in signal processing, communications, or state estimation. Submarine qualified with operational submarine combat control experience. Experience with C/C++, and JAVA. 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 to system integrator site. Must be medically cleared and

capable for work and travel on Navy ships in order to support at-sea testing and evaluation.

Security: Top Secret Clearance is required to perfrom essential functions of the job. 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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