Submarine Launcher 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 Submarine Launcher Engineer.

Job Summary:
Perform analysis, modeling and simulation, testing, and systems engineering in support of submarine launcher and ship support systems in support of the submarine fleet.


  1. Analyze legacy submarine launcher and ship systems, perform investigations, and support testing operations aboard submarines. (25%)
  2. Develop and exercise models and simulations of submarine launcher and ship systems (25%)
  3. Support laboratory and full scale testing for understanding of launcher and ship systems to include development of instrumentation systems. (25%)
  4. Perform systems engineering support for the development of future submarine launcher systems. (25%)

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: B. S. in mechanical, systems engineering or related technical field. Three years of relevant experience working with or analyzing mechanical systems. Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to interact effectively with individuals of different experience levels and backgrounds including sponsor, external industry, and military personnel.

Desired Qualifications: M. S. in mechanical engineering or related field. Five years of experience specific to working with or analyzing submarine systems. Experience working with Strategic Systems Programs (SSP). Systems engineering experience and/or formal training.

Special Working Conditions: Occasional travel and trips to Washington Navy Yard.

Security: Secret Clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information up to the Secret level. 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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