Systems Analyst (Colorado Springs, CO)

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 Systems Analyst in the National Security Space Mission Area.

Job Summary: Serve as the subject matter expert for APL’s Colorado Springs on-site presence working with the Space Security and Defense Program (SSDP). The SSDP is a Joint Department of Defense (DoD) and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) organization established to function as the center of excellence for options and strategies (materiel, nonmateriel, cross-Title, cross-domain) leading to a more resilient and enduring National Security Space (NSS) Enterprise.


  • Technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all efforts within SSDP related to analysis, options and strategies (materiel, nonmateriel, cross-Title, cross-domain) leading to a more resilient and enduring National Security Space (NSS) Enterprise.
  • Conduct analysis and develop technical products in support of tasking from within SSDP.
  • Educate the sponsor and other members on APL tools/capabilities/skills APL can provide in support SSDP.

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 degree or equivalent in Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Astro Physics or similar field with 8 years of experience.
  • Valid TS/SCI clearance with ability to work Special Access Programs
  • In-depth understanding of astrodynamics; architecture and requirements development; systems engineering; risk analysis; space situational awareness sensors, systems, techniques, tactics, procedures and operations; space control operations; satellite/constellation system design; and missile defense systems.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 10 years of experience with a master’s degree in appropriate technical field.
  • Experience in space systems analysis, space control systems, architectures and requirements development, physics-based modeling, Systems Tool Kit, MATLAB, SOAP, and Enterprise Architect.
  • Experience in leading technical teams of a least 4-6 people
  • Demonstrated adaptability in the workplace
  • Special Access Program experience
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with high-ranking military and civilians. Should be comfortable with briefing a 2-star (and above) on a regular basis.

Special Working Conditions: Will be working in a closed environment. Extended hours periodically required. Valid state driver’s license required. Travel as required to Laurel MD and other sponsor locations.

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 and the ability to obtain TS/SCI. Applicant must meet the requirements for access to classified information and have a current TS.

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 www.jhuapl.edu.

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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