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Combat Systems Engineer / Analyst
Laurel, MD

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Job Description

Are you looking for exciting work developing state of the art concepts to leverage networked force-level combat systems capabilities to defeat emerging threats to our Navy and Marine Corps?

Do you love working in an exciting and collaborative environment with passionate team members to solve challenging technical problems? Do you want to have a meaningful impact on the world around you and contribute to solving critical challenges that face the country?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking motivated and talented engineers, mathematicians, and scientists to help us develop the next generation of solutions to our nation's most challenging air and missile defense problems. We need creative and innovative thinkers that will push the boundaries of capability by thinking creatively, taking risks, and collaborating across a team of engineers to develop solutions to threats posed by the proliferation of supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles, ballistic and hypersonic missiles, and unmanned aerial systems,

As a Combat Systems Engineer / Analyst...

* Your primary responsibility will be contributing to the development and analysis of networked combat systems to optimize employment of task force assets to improve Navy and Marine Corps lethality.
* You will perform assessments of fielded systems and find opportunities for improvement, propose and develop innovative concepts/algorithms, and conduct analysis to assess potential future systems performance.
* You will effectively communicate technical recommendations to APL leadership, government sponsors, and the engineering community.
* You will contribute to a dynamic group culture to uphold core values through participation in collaborative teams and activities, as well as a dedication to continual improvement, innovation and risk-taking, and developing high quality products.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

* Have a Bachelor's degree in engineering, applied physics, computer science, or applied mathematics
* Have 5 years of experience with system-level analysis or concept development of DoD systems. Advanced degrees may substitute for years of experience.
* Have proficiency using MATLAB, Python, or C to conduct mathematical and engineering analysis
* Are an effective communicator in both written and verbal forms
* Hold an active Secret security clearance or able to obtain a Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

* Have a Master's degree or PhD in engineering, physics, computer science, or mathematics, and/or a desire to continue your education
* Have 5 to 10 years experience developing and analyzing DoD combat systems
* Experience in operating or designing Navy and Marine Corps combat and electronic warfare systems
* Have a Top Secret or higher 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. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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