Supervisor - Distributed Warfighter Operations Section

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Supervisor to lead the Distributed Warfighter Operations (A3B-5) Section. This section will apply its strong technical skills and competencies in developing solutions for combat system challenges and warfighting missions that are Force-level, multi-unit oriented and directed towards Comprehensive Layered Defeat.


Develop and lead a team of technical staff focused on applying analytic competencies and combat system knowledge to provide real-world solutions for current and future combat system challenges to increase Unit & Force effectiveness against air, surface, and missile threats. Subject matter expertise in this section includes unit-level combat system elements for decision making and weapon control as well as Force enabling technologies. The team will be highly analytic and make technical contributions to programs addressing comprehensive layered defeat critical challenges including engagement coordination, communication paradigms, and distribution of command and control.


1. Mission Effectiveness - Establish a compelling vision for the section, that supports the Group's vision and strategic plans, and then inspire and influence innovative, affordable, and effective solutions to critical gaps in the Nation's air and missile defense capabilities. Be committed to excellence in delivering the best solution possible within cost and schedule constraints
2. Organizational Competencies - Ensure that the depth and breadth of our staff competencies meet the current and future needs of A3B to enable thought leadership and high impact contributions that shape the future of air and missile defense. Strive to enhance individual technical capacity as well as the overall technical capacity of the Laboratory. Lead the growth of the section by expanding its expertise and actively participate in the recruiting and hiring of new talent.
3. Staff Development - Actively engage and partner with our staff to assess areas for their future growth, establish a development plan to address those areas, identify opportunities for growth, and provide coaching along the way in accordance with AMDS and Group policies.

4. Resources - Define, articulate, and build the analytical and physical infrastructure necessary to improve our mission effectiveness by enhancing facilities, laboratories, computing resources and tools. Work to optimize the strategy for application of the Laboratory's Internal Investment Plan funding to enhance our effectiveness, foster collaboration and inspire innovation.
5. Functional Responsibilities - Effectively and efficiently execute the management, supervisory, and technical responsibilities specific to the role of a Section Supervisor. Partner program and project management leadership to ensure staff are working to solve critical national challenges.


Required Qualifications:

MS degree in engineering, computer science, applied math, physics, or closely related discipline, with at least 5 years of technical experience designing and/or analyzing DoD military defense or related systems. Demonstrated initiative for building and leading a team in a challenging environment. Strong technical capabilities and demonstrated competencies for understanding and solving complex technical and system-level problems. Desire to partner with sponsors and program management to work towards achieving the section and A3B goals. Strong organization and planning skills with record of accomplishment in a team environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Current Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

PhD in engineering, computer science, applied math, physics or equivalent, with at least 8 years of relevant technical experience. Experience working on and leading technical efforts for Navy AAW combat systems and/or BMDS capabilities. Demonstrated ability to recruit, hire, mentor and develop staff. Demonstrated success working with sponsors and program management to build and lead a technical team. Experience related to Electronic Warfare and Force-level warfighting. Demonstrated ability to cultivate strong relationships across organizational boundaries. Proven track record in building a diverse and technically strong workforce and in developing future leaders. Current Top Secret security clearance.

Special Working Conditions:

Occasional travel may be required to support meetings with the government or industrial design agents at their locations.


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.


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 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, and values diversity in its workforce.

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