Weapons Systems Engineering Lead

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Lexington Park, MD
Sep 23, 2022
Oct 07, 2022
Full Time
Description: Do you have experience performing systems engineering on complex systems? Would you like to help define and architect crucial weapons systems for our military? If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at APL! We are seeking a highly dynamic and creative Systems Engineer to work the Tomahawk Weapon System to engage with staff from APL, the Government, and other contractors to assess current performance and influence missile system development. As a member of our team you will represent APL to provide direct systems engineering support to the sponsor and to coordinate engineering activities with APL team members. Your contributions will help us transform data into knowledge, enabling decision makers to make informed choices on the future direction of the program.As a Weapons Systems Engineering Lead, your primary responsibilities will be to Perform systems engineering activities such as developing requirements and interfaces, identifying trade studies, planning and executing tests, and assessing risks.Work with government sponsor, industry, academic, and government laboratory staff to conduct research, trade studies, and engineering analyses to identify and apply promising emerging technologies to advanced weapon systems applications.Effectively communicate proposed concepts and analysis directly to our sponsors. Produce reports that bring together concept definitions, requirements, analysis results, and technical recommendations. Qualifications: You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you Have a Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Operations Research/Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Science or another related field.Have at least ten years of relevant experience in systems engineering principles and practices enabling significant contributions and leadership related to weapon systems development.Are highly skilled in early concept development and performing assessments that take into account cost, schedule, and performance criteria.Have strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to interact with sponsor representatives.Have the ability and willingness to travel to work with prime contractors and Government Labs and to provide technical advice during new system development/system modifications.Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Top Secret level 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 US citizenship.Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date. You 'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you Have knowledge and experience with Planning, Programming and Budgeting, Acquisition Process/Lifecycle, Research and Development, Test and Evaluation systems of DoD Systems.Hold an active Top Secret clearance or above. 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 www.jhuapl.edu/careers. About Us: APL 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 Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. 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.

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