The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.
Job Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated individual to contribute to the development and assessment of innovative weapon system concepts for Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) (i.e. Ballistic Missile Defense and Anti-Air Warfare). This tasking will involve a variety of efforts spanning the systems engineering lifecycle, including: brainstorming of innovative IAMD technical and operational concepts; feasibility analyses for defining system performance requirements; algorithm and concept trade studies; detailed analyses using modeling and simulation tools; and the assessment of in-development and fielded systems.
The ideal candidate will be able to lead and collaborate with teams of APL and external stakeholders to develop analysis products and concepts that fill critical needs for the warfighter and help to achieve the Comprehensive Layered Defeat (CLD) vision.
Duties(Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):
- Propose, guide, and participate in systems analysis activities to identify, downselect, develop, and assess IAMD system concepts that fill a critical need for the warfighter. Includes participation in and potential leadership of multi-organization analysis teams for concept development and performance requirements analysis. (70%)
- Develop and deliver formal presentations to sponsors and the engineering community. Effectively communicate analytical plans, results and proposed concepts/solutions. Produce documentation to capture study plans/methodologies, analytical results, concept definitions, requirements, and technical recommendations. Serve as a resource to help ensure the successful transition of any new concepts. (20%)
- Contribute to A4D group culture to uphold APL, AMDS, A4 branch, and A4D group Vision, Strategy, Execution (VSE) and A4D Core Values through participation in collaborative activities, including group goal teams and A4 branch core competency development teams. (10%)
- MSdegree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or equivalent
- 5 or more years of experience with system-level analyses of DoD/Navy operational systems
- Proven success working in a multi-disciplinary team environment
- Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
- Security Clearance: Secret
- PhD degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or equivalent
- 7 or more years of experience with system-level analyses of air defense and/or ballistic missile defense systems
- Demonstrated success in leading multi-disciplinary teams and collaborating with/advising various sponsors
- Excellent verbal communication skills including preparing and presenting technical presentations to staff and sponsors
- Security Clearance: Top Secret