Weapon Control System Systems Engineer
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 Weapons Control Systems System Engineer.
Job Summary: Work in a multi-discipline environment to define and evaluate systems, software and hardware engineering requirements, architecture, and design level products in support of a weapons control system (WCS) for Department of Navy (DoN) surface combatants/submarines.
- Serve as a systems engineer, performing definition and analysis of system, hardware and software requirements including traceability and testability, interfaces (external and internal), architecture (including DoDAF 2.0), and design products. Identify discrepancies and provide actionable recommendations to achieve system capabilities. (50%)
- Conduct research, studies, and engineering analyses, and propose concepts or solutions to address technical issues and concerns. Provide recommendations and supporting data to advise our sponsors. Develop technical documentation such as analysis of alternatives, white papers, and cost benefit analyses, communicating with warfighters as needed. (20%)
- Assist in hardware Functional Qualification Test (FQT)/Environment Qualification Test (EQT) planning and coordination to include review and development of test plans and procedures. (10%)
- Assist in the definition and execution of systems engineering processes (requirements analysis, system architecture definition, functional allocation, system engineering reviews, and design validation/verification/test) for Department of Defense Acquisition Programs. (5%)
- Conduct risk, issues, and opportunities identification and assessments related to systems, software and hardware engineering activities, including schedule, cost, and performance impacts. Provide recommendations for risk mitigation. (5%)
- Effectively communicate analysis process, results, conclusions, and proposed concepts or solutions. Develop and deliver formal presentations to sponsor and multi-organizational team. (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.
- B.S. in systems engineering, software engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering or a closely related discipline. A minimum of seven years of relevant systems engineering experience to include developing system requirements, performing functional analysis and allocation, assessing software and hardware design, conducting trade studies, and Systems Engineering lifecycle processes. Demonstrated ability to conduct risk assessments. Knowledge of the Systems Engineering processes. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, and ability to work as part of a multi-organizational team.
- M.S. in systems engineering, software engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering or a closely related discipline. Experience in complex systems engineering development from requirements elicitation and analysis, system architecture development and decomposition through system requirements verification. Experience in: weapon control systems, DoN surface combatants/submarines, Tomahawk or other strike warfare systems, complex systems integration, Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) (including usage of modeling tools), hardware Functional Qualification Test (FQT)/Environment Qualification Test (EQT) planning, and cybersecurity. Experience with the US Military, particularly the strike warfare communities.
Special Working Conditions: Periodic travel required to sponsor and contractor worksites within the continental US; approximately one day per month.
Security: Secret Clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information up to the Secret level. 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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