Weapons Control 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 Engineer.

Job Summary: Analyze strategic weapon control systems, provide subject matter expertise and simulation requirements for the SWS Virtual Instructor Program (VIPr – training product which uses a three dimensional, first-person-shooter-style simulation to immerse warfighters in the tactical environment), and conceptualize weapon control systems for future payload and missile systems


  1. Analyze Navy and/or Air Force strategic weapon control systems, perform independent studies, and support test and evaluation. (35%)
  2. Perform concept, trade, and feasibility studies related to weapon control systems for potential future payloads and missiles. (35%)
  3. Perform investigations of strategic weapon control systems for inclusion in training systems. (15%)
  4. Provide requirements for strategic weapon control training simulator. (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: B. S. in electrical or mechanical engineering or other relevant technical discipline or equivalent level of relevant experience. At least 5 years of experience working with Navy or Air Force 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. Active Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications: M. S. in electrical, mechanical engineering or relevant technical field. Ten years of experience working with Ohio Class submarine strategic fire control systems or Air Force Minuteman weapon control systems. Experience working with Strategic Systems Programs (SSP). USS Ohio Class patrol experience or Minuteman missile launch system 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 selectedwill be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet theeligibility requirements for access to classified information up to the TopSecret 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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