Combat Systems Engineer

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Laurel, MD
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
DescriptionWould you like the opportunity to influence the design and integration of future Surface Navy combat systems? Do you want to make significant contributions to improve essential combat system capabilities through operational and system of systems performance analyses?Are you looking to work in a challenging, collaborative, and rewarding environment?If so, we would like you to join us at APL!We are seeking a dynamic, creative and analytical candidate to help us assess the performance and influence the capability development of the US Navy's newest combat systems. We are looking to push the boundaries of system capabilities by providing critical system and operator performance analysis to both new surface combatants and surface groups composed of manned and unmanned platforms. Your contributions will help us transform data into knowledge, enabling decision-makers to make informed choices on the future direction of advanced development, integration and testing communities for the Navy's combat systems.As a Combat Systems Engineer, you will Apply your analytical and systems engineering skills to successfully translate operational needs into a comprehensive and effective combat system solution that incorporates technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Collaborate with internal and external partners through working groups to assess combat systems at the operational, functional, technical, and system performance level to inform the future development direction. Actively provide technical and thought leadership, through concept and feasibility studies, towards an effective defensive capability through the integration of sensors, weapons, additional information sources, and advanced decision processes into an Integrated Combat System (ICS) architecture. Assess multi-faceted combat system performance metrics against the ability of sensor and other information sources to meet the needs of the combat and weapon systems across multiple warfare domains. Collaborate with other combat system representatives to identify and leverage efforts that lead to a common, extensible design that can be applied to multiple ICS platforms Develop tools to analyze combat system performance and visualize data in innovative ways. Produce documentation and decision support papers on system requirements, system design, technical recommendations, and analysis results. Deliver presentations to technical staff, program leadership, and Sponsors. QualificationsYou meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you Possess a BS degree in a STEM field. Have 5+ years of progressive experience analyzing one or more of the following domains: Integrated Air and Missile Defense Sensors, Weapon System Operation, Command and Control Systems, Integrated Air and Missile Defense Weapons. Have experience and detailed working-level knowledge with either the Aegis combat system or the SSDS combat system Have a strong understanding of how system requirements, design, analysis, verification and validation activities are enabled by Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) across the engineering lifecycle Have experience solving complex system of systems problems Can perform effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Have strong interpersonal skills and are skilled at developing relationships across organizational teams, managers and sponsors. Have excellent oral and written communication skills. Are proficient at multi-tasking, prioritizing assignments, communicating progress and meeting deadlines. Are willing and able to travel as needed to remote sites and are comfortable working in closed areas. Hold an active Secret security clearance and can ultimately obtain a Top secret level 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 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 Possess a MS degree in a STEM field. Have 10+ years of experience analyzing one or more of the following domains: Integrated Air and Missile Defense Sensors, Weapon System Operation, Command and Control Systems, Integrated Air and Missile Defense Weapons. Have experience and interface level knowledge with both the Aegis combat system and the SSDS combat system Have direct experience applying MBSE in support of system development. Have an active Top Secret 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

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