Electronic Warfare Systems Engineer
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory - Laurel, MD

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Provide systems engineering and technical leadership to conduct requirements and performance analysis supporting the development of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent

at each task):
Provide technical leadership in systems engineering to PEO IWS 2E and 2D programs to ensure the quality of systems engineering products is sufficient to meet DoD and NAVSEA technical review requirements and establish a disciplined, common process across Surface EW programs. Develop and refine system and software specifications for Surface EW systems development through interactions and coordination with APL, Navy and contractor EW analysts and engineers. Initiate or conduct trade studies as needed. Review requirements language and manage the configuration of requirements baseline documentation using DOORs and other tools as prescribed by PEO IWS 2E/D programs. (80%)

Review, assess and make recommendations on proposed changes to requirements, design and production specifications as they relate to contract, allocated, and production baselines. Assess the impact of changes in meeting system requirements, document resulting gaps in operational capability, and assess the suitability of test methods to verify requirements at the system and component level. (10%)

Establish effective working relationships with counterparts on the Surface EW Government Team that are working systems engineering tasks, ensuring APL activities are coordinated and aligned with program objectives. (10%)

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:
BS in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or equivalent. At least eight years experience in systems engineering and analysis, requirements development, and modeling and simulation. Successful experience leading analysis team efforts. Ability to work independently and with government and DoD Sponsors and analysis teams. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidate must currently possess a Secret clearance with an ability to obtain Top Secret and SCI clearance.

Desired Qualifications:
MS in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or equivalent. At least ten years related to Navy ship defense with practical experience and progressive responsibilities and accomplishments in at least two of the following: AN/SLQ-32 EW, Nulka and chaff Decoy employment, defensive missiles, Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) and Aegis Combat System. At least five years of experience in active modeling and simulation development (including MatLab, C++) and high-fidelity model integration. Active Top Secret and SCI clearances.

Special Working Conditions:
Domestic travel to Sponsor and contractor facilities for meetings and reviews (could be 20%). Possible occasional support of test events involving extended hours, travel aboard ships, and travel to field-test sites.

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.

APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.

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