Systems Integration Engineer


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 Integration Engineer for Navy surface combatant ships.

Job Summary: Develop and evaluate requirements and design for Navy netted sensor and combat systems from Integrated Fire Control systems engineering and operational points of view.

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

  • Perform kill chain end-to-end performance analysis at need-dependent levels of fidelity to assess integrated fire control architecture variants, i.e., impact of changes to sensor, network, and shooter combinations. (50%)
  • Understand and analyze various aspects of Navy combat and weapon system functionality as related to integration with networks providing IFC-capable sensor data. (15%)
  • Understand and analyze multi-faceted sensor (individual and netted ) performance metrics as related to the needs of naval combat and weapon systems. (15%)
  • Use and improve existing Navy IFC M&S analysis capabilities and develop new ones as warranted for the specific mission (10%)
  • Formally document concepts, analyses results, system requirements as needed. Present new concepts, results, etc to individual and, at times, multiple government sponsors for IFC element systems and system of systems. (10%)

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 in EE, Mathematics, Physics, or comparable technical field with at least 3 years of experience. Strong analytical and logical skills and attention to detail. Experience with Navy combat systems, sensors, and weapon systems. Understanding of warfighter environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to perform effectively as part of a team and have strong leadership skills.

Desired Qualifications: MS desired. Experience with the Cooperative Engagement Capability. Experience and background in some or all of the following: Familiarity with C, C , and MATLAB modeling. Familiarity with algorithms for tracking, correlation, data association, sensor registration, Kalman filtering, classification and data management.

Special Working Conditions: Travel three days a month to remote sites, working in closed areas, occasional extended hours.

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 orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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