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Senior Weapons Integration System Engineer

Company: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labor
Location: Laurel
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:


Do you want to make critical contributions to how the US Navy performs Offensive Surface Warfare (OSuW)?Are you excited to understand how some of the world 's most advanced military defense systems operate?If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.We are seeking a highly technical senior systems engineer and specialist in system-of-systems (SoS) integration to support design and T&E (testing and evaluation) of combat systems on surface combatants. The ideal candidate would demonstrate a deep understanding of systems engineering, including standard processes for complex integrations. Through continuous learning opportunities and access to world-renowned authorities, we will help you strengthen your ability as an authority in addressing integration challenges between combat systems, hypersonic weapons systems, standard missiles, and sophisticated radar systems. You will be joining a team passionate about continuous improvement, innovation, and collaboration, with opportunity to be an authority in solving challenges of national importance by fielding and improving the next generation of combat systems for the fleet.Apply if you...Have a strategic, tactical, and analytical mind and are motivated to learn and pioneer new concepts in the surface warfare domain.Want to be a key systems engineer and domain specialist in the systems of system integration of groundbreaking weapons' systems for Aegis and Zumwalt class ships.Are a self-starter having demonstrated the capability to work in a small team under only general supervision from the technical lead. Attention to detail, innovative thinking, and some understanding of surface warfare and strike warfare are desirable.Want to join a highly motivated and agile systems engineering team solving complex systems of systems (SoS) integration problems for the U.S. Navy's ground breaking programs.As a Senior Weapons Integration System Engineer, you will:Apply your past experience in solving complex systems-of-systems integration problems for the U.S. Navy's ground breaking programs including Zumwalt, AEGIS, and Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) in a high tempo, quickly advancing environment.Be an authority on the command and control (C2) element as it applies to the surface warfare domain, understanding data flows, logical implementation, and interfaces that enable new kill-chains.Conduct deep, highly technical analysis to address critical System of System (SoS) integration challenges and lead design work to solve emerging challengesGenerate systems engineering products such as performance specifications, requirements, trade study reports, CONOPS, test and evaluation management plans, test plans and procedures, test schedules, and data collection plans to support both lab-based and shipboard live fire testing.Prepare for and participate in technical interchange meetings, providing technical insight to contractor, government agency, and research laboratory participants.Lead collaboration with multi-agency partners to develop, review, and validate robustness of new processes and logic for combat systems capabilities.Serve as a technical trusted agent to government sponsors, providing technical recommendations and guidance to acquisition decisions.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...Have a B.S. in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Math or equivalent technical fieldHave 7+ years of applied technical experience in Systems EngineeringHave 3+ years of direct workable experience in complex SoS engineering and integration, developing requirements, specifications, or interface documentation.Have 2+ years of experience in successfully leading a team of engineers.Are able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writingAre willing and able to travel up to 10% of the time, as needed.Have the ability to obtain an Interim Secret security clearance and ultimately a Secret clearance. 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. CitizenshipYou'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...Have an M.S. or Ph.D. in Engineering or a related technical fieldHave 7+ years of relevant deep technical experience in Systems Engineering and are proficient with standard processes in Model Based Systems EngineeringHave experience working in the Precision Strike domain, are familiar with Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM), Tomahawk Strike Network (TSN), Mission Planning, or hypersonic weapon systemsBasic understanding kill chain of precision strike or anti-air warfareHave experience with Link-16, Common Data Link (CDL),or Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), unmanned surface vehiclesHave workable technical experience with surface combat systems and end-to-end weapon engagement, weapon supportDemonstrate superior initiative, energy, and organizational skillsHave an active Top Secret or above 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
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 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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