The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Mission Planning Systems Engineer to significantly contribute in an engineering team environment to advance the state-of-the-art of Military Mission Planning systems around the globe.
Participate in an engineering team environment to support the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sponsors in mission planning system design, development, modeling, and evaluation. Work within a culture in which innovation is encouraged and supported. Participate in brain storming sessions involving a wide range of staff with various academic backgrounds and experience levels. Directly contribute to the development of innovative ideas to solve critical engineering challenges. Participate in systems engineering activities, including but not limited to, requirements and architecture definition, system verification and validation, and detailed design for Air & Missile Defense (AMD) programs in a team environment.
Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):
1. Participate in systems engineering activities including requirements definition and analysis. Work to include software tool design, algorithm design, algorithm implementation, testing, and associated documentation. (40%)
2. Provide subject matter expertise for real-world scenarios by conducting research, studies, and analysis to provide supporting data and associated recommendations for U.S. Navy and MDA decision makers. (40%)
3. Develop and deliver formal presentations to sponsors and the engineering community. Effectively communicate proposed concepts, solutions, and analysis results. Produce documentation to capture concept definitions, requirements,
analysis results, and technical recommendations (20%)
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.
: Required Qualifications:
Special Working Conditions: Occasional travel to sponsor and contractor facilities required for meetings and related activities.
Security: Applicant selected 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.