Undersea Systems Operations Analyst

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 an experienced data science/engineering professional to analyze and evaluate maritime based data for operations and threat assessment.

Job Summary: Provide systems analysis and support to Undersea Warfare (USW) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) assessments. Participate in or lead tactical or operational performance analyses and create metrics for measuring performance in support of Navy sponsored work.


  • Analyze and evaluate the performance of USW and ASW platforms and sensors. Become familiar with the systems and develop methods and metrics for evaluating the operational us thereof. (50%)
  • Work with acoustic engineers, data analysts and operations experts in a team environment to evaluate and optimize metrics (e.g. Measures of Performance or Measures of Effectiveness) for undersea platforms and sensors. Document results in formal reports and annotated briefs for delivery to DoD sponsors. (35%)
  • Interact with DoD and or Navy personnel to facilitate task execution and work prioritization. Brief sponsor or DoD command staff on the results of the work. (15%)

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 in Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or other related technical discipline with five or more year’s of relevant experience. Strong analytical, operational, problem solving and organizational skills. Must be technically and analytically oriented with a proven ability to lead small teams. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with Navy/DOD and fleet operational personnel. Some short term travel to Naval bases or Navy vessels is required.

Desired Qualifications: MS degree in Engineering, Physics or Applied Mathematics. Experience working with or for the sea services (e.g. Navy or Coast Guard). Prior experience with maritime surveillance systems, submarine operations or exposure to Navy Theater-level OPINTEL programs. Operational, engineering or analytical knowledge of USW or ASW systems.

Security: Top Secret Clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for an SSBI and access to classified information. Preference for current SSBI. Eligibility requirements include US 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 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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