2024 Internship - STEM - Applied Space Research

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The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
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Laurel, MD
recency icon Posted 09-10-2023

Job Description

DescriptionAre you in a STEM degree looking to apply your degree and learn how to apply reseach for space application?Are you self motivated and want to apply your technical skills to work in a collaborative enviorment for our National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United State Space Force and United States Space Command sponsor base?If you are pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Software Engineering, or a related field and want to work in space, we would love to have you join the Applied Space Research!We are seeking a driven computer scientist, engineer, mathematician, or scientist to help us in the development and performance assessments of various space systems. You'll be joining a hardworking team who balance independent- and team-work on a variety of space-based projects. You will be working with other interns and subject matter experts to develop solutions for data fusion, laser technologies, machine learning, intelligent systems, modeling and simulation, performance assessment, remote sensing, sensor tasking, signature analysis, and testing for both existing and conceptual space systems. As a member of the Applied Space Research team, you will research, design, develop and test space components that technically characterize the performance of current, proposed and future space systems, sensors (EO/IR, radar, etc.) and constellations. You will leverage your own experience and that of subject matter experts with physics-based simulations to determine the performance of these systems in space as well as the effects of space and terrestrial enviornments. We are a group of staff from various backgrounds which include astronomy, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics. If you are willing to learn about space and a completely new warfighting domain and you enjoy computer simulations, programming, and solving challenging problems, you might be the perfect addition to our group!As an intern in modeling, simulation and analysis you will ...Perform modeling studies of space-based remote sensing constellations and systems.Contribute to the development and assessment of new space systems.Apply your technical expertise and creativity to develop and implement new modeling, simulation and analysis tools as needed.Develop presentations to effectively communicate technical results to the team, APL leadership, and government sponsors.Work in a collaborative team environment and contribute to our dynamic group culture by pursuing innovative, cross-disciplinary ideas that contribute to the critical challenges facing our nation in space.Design, implement, test, and deploy software applications in a dynamic environment alongside other software engineers, engineers, and scientists. On the modeling and simulation team, you will be responsible for developing feature upgrades to improve the fidelity of the models and the testing environment. Collaborate with other subject matter experts to design solutions to various problems. Propose new areas of research relevant to our sponsor's future problems in space.Apply new and innovative methods and software tools to enhance existing modeling, simulation and analysis systems to solve new challenges. Apply your knowledge of software engineering methodologies and continuously expand your familiarity with software tools and standards.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 as the sponsors mission is changed or adjusted. QualificationsYou meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you ...Pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Software Engineering, or a related field.Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.Have an interest in modeling, simulation, design of experiments or performance analysis of space-based sensors, and constellation analysis. Have development experience with C/C++, Matlab, Python or equivalent programming languages. Are interested in designing and maintaining software systems.Possess excellent communication skills on an interdisciplinary team that puts an emphasis on using modern tools for efficient and direct communication.Have a desire to learn and explore new technologies with an eye to apply those modern technologies to develop disruptive, new solutions.Have the ability to complete tasking requirements without direct oversight.Thrive in a dynamic project environment with evolving technologies and problem-sets!Are able to ultimately obtain a TS/SCI level security clearance. If selected, you 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.You will go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you have any of the following...Experience working with data from space-based assets to design and maintain modeling, simulation and analysis systems.Experience related to modeling, simulation, or performance analysis of space systems and constellations, or physics-based modeling for space applications.Experience in statistical estimation, quantitative evaluation, and/or physics-based modeling.Experience in a formal technical leadership role, leading a technical team, building modeling and simulation systems and models to assess space based systems and space communication systems. Experience with any simulation and testing tool (think STK, AFSIM, etc.).Strong space physics skills.Passion for modeling, simulation, and associated software verification and validation. An active TS/SCI clearance.Why work at APL?The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at About UsAPL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact . Only by ensuring that everyone's voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.