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Senior Modeling and Simulation Scientist
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland
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Date Posted December 27, 2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description 

Senior Modeling and Simulation Scientist-22883 


Position Description



Are you passionate about physics-based modeling, simulation and analysis of the performance of communications systems?




Are you a creative, driven, forward-thinking engineer who loves working with like-minded colleagues to advance exciting new Radio Frequency (RF) engineering technologies?




Are you searching for an opportunity to make a critical technical impact on solving some of the most profound technical challenges involving the defense of the US?




If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.




The Nuclear Command and Control group uses physics-based modeling and simulation tools to perform studies which predict the effectiveness of strategic communications systems in peacetime and nuclear wartime scenarios.  Our work contributes directly to maintaining US nuclear deterrence and keeping our country safe.  Our team develops, applies, and maintains deep expertise in RF modeling and engineering, advancing state-of-the-art simulations and conducting groundbreaking RF research that changes the way our nuclear forces operate.


As a Senior Modeling and Simulation Scientist…


  • Your primary responsibility will be to lead teams designing and conducting perform detailed analyses of mission performance for Navy and Air Force assets, identify operational gaps, and make recommendations on ways to address those gaps.
  • You will conduct architectural and operational trade analyses to inform acquisition strategies, sustainment efforts, state-of-the-art solutions.
  • You'll collaborate with our government partners and your teammates to create groundbreaking new concepts for expanding the modeling and analysis suite. 
  • You will craft reports and presentations to communicate results to team members and government partners.

Strong candidates will have deep expertise with modeling, statistical data analysis, signal processing, Monte Carlo simulation, and software development.  Even stronger candidates will have experience with RF communications, operations research, and digital mission engineering, in which system-of-systems tools and practices are exploited to understand, model, analyze, architect, design, and manage complex missions as end-to-end mission threads.






You meet the minimum qualifications for this position if you have:


  • PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, EE or related field
  • Have at least 5 years professional experience 
  • Strong Modeling and Simulation background with statistical analysis, RF communications, software development (familiarity with UNIX, LINUX, MATLAB, C, C++, FORTRAN, and Java)
  • Excellent problem solving skills and oral / written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and across a multi-organizational team
  • An ability to travel on a limited basis
  • An ability to obtain a TS 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:


  • PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, EE or related field
  • Have at least 10 years professional experience 
  • Military operational communications systems analysis experience
  • RF Modeling and Simulation expertise
  • Active TS 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. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and 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.




APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.



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