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Maritime Surveillance LFA/CLFA System Design and Operations Analyst

Company: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Car
Location: Laurel
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:


Are you looking to be on the cutting edge of new and innovative ways to deploy active sonar capabilities within the Maritime Surveillance domain? -Are you passionate about working with groundbreaking, next-generation technologies? -Do you want to make significant contributions to improve essential U. S. Naval capabilities through operations analysis and test and evaluation? -If so, we're looking for someone like you to join us at APL. -We are seeking a dynamic, creative, and analytical candidate to help us assess the design and influence the capability development of the U.S. Navy's Maritime Surveillance Systems (MSS) Low Frequency Active (LFA), Compact LFA (CLFA), and prototype Deployable Active Systems. We are looking to push the boundaries of system capabilities by providing critical support to the U.S. Navy's Advanced Development, integration and testing community. Your contributions will help us transform data into knowledge, enabling decision makers to make informed choices on the future direction of the Navy's surveillance-based mission systems. You will join a hardworking and expert team of engineers, subject matter experts and software developers in an inclusive environment that values creative collaboration and innovation. -As a Maritime Surveillance Systems Engineer/Analyst, you will...

  • Collaborate with system developers and analysis team members to conduct lab-based and at-sea assessment of functional and operational Maritime Surveillance Systems CLFA, LFA and prototype Deployable Active Systems capabilities.
  • Ensure test scope, analysis methodology, appropriate measures of performance and data required to execute analysis are comprehensive.
  • Apply surveillance domain experience to develop new system display concepts, capabilities, and functions to improve system performance.
  • Research, investigate, and experiment with next-generation technologies and look for creative applications in unconventional ways.
  • Apply systems engineering expertise in support of future MSS LFA, CLFA and prototype Deployable Active Systems requirements and capability development to inform impending development direction.
  • Collaborate with analysts to contribute to evaluation of fielded MSS LFA, CLFA and prototype Deployable Active Systems.
  • Liaise between JHU/APL, acquisition sponsors (PMS 485), and fleet operational commands to inform future development decision-making and optimize operational utility and MSS LFA, CLFA and prototype Deployable Active Systems employment.

    You meet our minimum qualifications for this position if you...
    • Have earned a US Navy designator, billet classification, or enlisted classification code related to surveillance systems and / or active sonar.
    • Have extensive relevant experience in surveillance systems operations, training, and testing.
    • Have experience with US Navy developmental and operational test and evaluation.
    • Are passionate about applying operational experience and analytical skills in an innovative and collaborative environment.
    • Have strong interpersonal skills, are skilled at developing relationships across organizational teams and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Are proficient at multi-tasking, prioritizing assignments, communicating progress and meeting deadlines.
    • Are willing to participate in system test, delivery, and integration tests at sponsor or operational navy sites.
    • Are able to obtain an interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a TS/SCI 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 strong background or previous experience in acoustics analysis.
      • Have 6+ years of operational experience in the Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems.
      • Have experience conducting reconstruction and analysis of operational data.
      • Have 5+ years of experience leading a technical team.
      • Have previous experience with evaluation of U.S. Navy surveillance systems performance.
      • Possess a BS degree in Mathematics, Science, or Engineering or equivalent surveillance qualifications.
      • Have an active TS or higher level 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.

Keywords: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Car, Baltimore , Maritime Surveillance LFA/CLFA System Design and Operations Analyst, Professions , Laurel, Maryland

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