Are you searching for an opportunity to apply your data analysis
background in an engaging, collegiate environment?
Are you passionate about analyzing complex problems with state
of the art software and computing capabilities?
The Strike Analysis Group at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics
Lab is looking for you!
Our dedicated team of engineers, physicists, mathematicians, and
computer scientists are engaged in an extensive portfolio of
projects with the U.S. military. Our analysts support the
acquisition, maintenance, and assessment of various aircraft and
We want you to join our team, and provide your background in
data analysis to expand our capabilities and help us stay on the
cutting edge of the field.
Our work is sophisticated, engaging, and frequently has
significant impact to Department of Defense programs. We pride
ourselves on our intellectual integrity, and our ability to deliver
outstanding, unbiased analysis products. Our team emphasizes
personal improvement and growth over short-lived success.
If this sounds like an environment that would help you foster
and grow your interest in our domain, consider us as part of your
As a Data Analyst:
- Your primary responsibilities will be performing analysis on
sensor, tracker, communication, and weapon data generated by
mission-level simulations such as AFSIM, EADSIM, or SUPPRESSOR with
the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions,
and supporting decision-making.
- You will also collaborate with our software development team on
improving our customized tools, including designing efficient data
representations for large datasets, testing accurate interactions
across interdependent algorithms, and automating production
- You will likely work with a small team including junior
analysts who will benefit from your experience, and senior
engineers with whom you will guide the direction of projects.
- You can engage in IRAD projects that encourage creative
solutions and reward independent initiative.
- You will have the opportunity to present your work through
briefings to both technical specialists and pivotal decision
You will meet our minimum qualification for the job if you
- Have a BS degree in a technical or scientific field such as
Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Computer Science.
- Have 2 years of experience working in the data analysis
- Are highly skilled in conducting statistical analysis, learning
new and challenging topics and effectively communicating complex
ideas to a variety of partners.
- Are proficient to fluent in a programming or scripting language
such as MATLAB, Python, or R.
- Are willing, able and passionate about learning new concepts
and growing your personal skill set.
- Are able to obtain Interim Secret level security clearance by
your start date and can ultimately obtain 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
You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you
- Have a MS or PhD in on of the scientific or technical fields
- Have experience analysing mission-level simulations.
- Have an active Top-Secret security 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
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.