Weapons Control 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 a Weapons Control Analyst.

Job Summary: Analyze SSBN and / or SSGN weapon control systems. Perform special weapon system studies.


  1. Analyze SSBN or SSGN weapon control systems, perform independent studies, and support test and evaluation. (50%)
  2. Perform concept, trade, and feasibility studies related to weapon control systems for potential new weapon systems. (40%)
  3. Perform investigations of strategic weapon control systems for inclusion in training 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: B. S. in electrical or mechanical engineering or other relevant discipline or equivalent level of relevant experience. At least 5 years of experience working with SSBN or SSGN weapon control systems. Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to interact effectively with individuals of different experience levels and backgrounds including sponsor, external industry, and military personnel.

Desired Qualifications: M. S. in electrical, mechanical engineering or relevant technical field. Ten years of experience working with Ohio Class submarine fire control / weapon control systems. Experience working with Strategic Systems Programs (SSP). USS Ohio Class patrol / deployment experience working directly with the fire control / weapon control system.

Special Working Conditions:
Occasional travel and trips to Washington Navy Yard.

Top 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 Top Secret level. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship

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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