Systems 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 an experienced Systems Analyst with a PhD to make critical contributions to critical engineering challenges facing our military sponsors.

Job Summary: Participate in a team environment. Work within a culture in which innovation is encouraged and supported. Participate in brain storming sessions involving a wide range of staff with various academic backgrounds and experience levels. Directly contribute to the development of innovative ideas to solve critical engineering challenges. Participate in systems engineering analysis activities, including but not limited to, requirements analysis, system design analysis, algorithm design/analysis, and detailed design for Air & Missile Defense (AMD) programs. Conduct trade studies and requirements analysis utilizing modeling and simulation (M&S) tools to assess critical Naval system engineering issues. Utilize these M&S tools to (a) conduct analyses to establish capabilities and limitations, (b) support Navy Fleet and Test and Evaluation (T&E) activities, and (d) conduct analysis to prepare for real world military scenarios facing our U. S. Navy worldwide.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

  1. Participate in systems analysis activities including requirements definition and analysis. Work to include algorithm design, algorithm implementation, testing, and associated documentation.(40%)
  2. Provide subject matter expertise for military test events and real world scenarios by conducting research, studies, and analysis to provide supporting data and associated recommendations for Navy decision makers. (40%)
  3. Develop and deliver formal presentations to sponsors and the engineering community. Effectively communicate analytical results and proposed concepts/solutions. Produce documentation to capture analytical results, concept definitions, requirements, and technical recommendations (20%)
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:
  • PhD degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or equivalent
  • 5 or more years of experience in the application of math, physics, or engineering to analyze and solve practical problems
  • Proven success working in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Demonstrated success in working in a team size of 3 or more people
  • Good communication skills in both written and verbal
  • Must have an active DOD Secret clearance

Desired Qualifications:
  • 10 or more years of experience in the application of math, physics, or engineering to solve practical problems
  • Demonstrated success in working in a team size of 7 or more people
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including demonstrated success in building/presenting technical presentations
  • Experience working with and domain expertise associated with DoD military systems
  • Security Clearance: Must already possess a Valid Secret Eligibility or Equivalent issued by the United States
Special Working Conditions: Type special working conditions (travel, working in closed areas, extended hours) here.

Security: 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.

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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