Surface Warfare Capability Designer and Analyst

Do you have operational experience with U.S. Navy Surface undersea combat systems and operator machine interfaces?

Are you passionate about working with groundbreaking, next-generation technologies?

Do you want to make significant contributions to improve essential U. S. Naval capabilities through design, test and evaluation?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join us at APL.

We are seeking a dynamic, creative and analytical candidate to help us assess the design and influence the capability development of the U.S. Navy's surface-based undersea combat systems. We are looking to push the boundaries of system capabilities by providing critical support to the Operator Machine Interface (OMI) Working Group within the U.S. Navy's Advanced Development integration and testing community. Your contributions will help us transform data into knowledge, enabling decision makers to make informed choices on the future direction of the Navy's submarine-based combat systems. You will join a hardworking and expert team of engineers, subject matter analysts and software developers in an inclusive environment that values creative collaboration and innovation.

As a Surface Warfare Capability Designer and Analyst…

  • Your primary responsibilities will be to collaborate with internal and external partners as OMI concepts transition between the different steps in the advanced development process, review documentation and items discovered in testing and integration, and support the development and understanding of the Concept of Operations for advanced development builds.
  • You will apply Undersea Warfare (USW) domain experience to support the design process in identifying and assessing new technology applications and capabilities to inform the future development direction. You will research, investigate, and experiment with next-generation technologies and look for creative applications in unconventional ways.
  • You will participate in advanced development planning and testing as a subject matter expert at developer or Fleet facilities in support of assessment of Undersea Combat Systems. You will join a complementary team of engineers, subject matter analysts and software developers focused on assessing system performance to inform future development decision-making and optimize operational utility and employment.
  • You will collaborate with system developers and analysis team members to ensure test scope, analysis methodology, measures of performance and data required to execute analysis are comprehensive.

You meet our minimum qualifications for this position if you…

  • Are Surface Warfare qualified and/or have extensive relevant experience in undersea combat systems operation and training associated with detailed operational employment of undersea combat systems.
  • Are passionate about applying operational experience and analytical skills in an innovative and collaborative environment.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and are skilled at developing relationships across organizational teams.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Are proficient at multi-tasking, prioritizing assignments, communicating progress and meeting deadlines.
  • Are willing to travel occasionally to participate in system test, delivery, and integration tests at sponsor or customer sites.
  • Have or are able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for an SSBI and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. Preference for current SSBI. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.


You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you…
  • Possess a BS degree in Engineering or equivalent or NEC 0416 (ACINT Specialist) qualifications, and be Surface or Submarine Warfare designated.
  • Have 5 years of experience leading a technical team.
  • Have previous experience with evaluation of U.S. Navy combat systems performance.
  • Have a strong background or previous experience in acoustics, signal processing, or mathematics.

Why Work at APL?
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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