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Data Analyst

Company: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Location: Laurel
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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 weapon assets.

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 future.

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 analysis pipelines.
  • 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 makers.

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 domain.
  • 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 U.S. citizenship.

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

  • Have a MS or PhD in on of the scientific or technical fields listed above.
  • 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 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

Keywords: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Baltimore , Data Analyst, Other , Laurel, Maryland

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