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System Performance Analyst
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland
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Date Posted October 17, 2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description 

System Performance Analyst-22224 


Position Description

Do you find designing, developing, and executing modeling and simulation (M&S) tools in languages such as Python, C++, and MATLAB exciting and interesting?


Are you seeking a highly impactful position working with senior leaders in the United States Air Force (USAF)?


Are you looking for meaningful work developing and running complex simulations for state-of-the-art acquisition programs?


If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at the APL Eglin Air Force Base field office.


We are seeking a creative, driven analyst to work closely with multiple Air Force sponsors to support the design and development of essential M&S tools. You will actively participate in the evaluation of the projected performance of the next generation of groundbreaking USAF weapons. You will use simulation tools to quantitatively evaluate the expected performance of these complex systems in the far future, and you will communicate your findings with senior government leaders and provide recommendations to key players in the acquisition community. You will help the APL team enable decision-makers to make informed choices in defense of the nation. You will join our hardworking team in an inclusive environment where we value innovation, creativity, life-long learning, and professional growth. We always strive to cultivate an environment of collaboration and teamwork as we work hand-in-hand alongside our sponsors.


As a System Performance Analyst...

  • Your primary responsibility will be to plan and execute quantitative studies while working as an integrated part of a government technical team.
  • You will design, develop, and debug novel or existing software tools for use in quantitative evaluations.
  • You will compile quantitative reports and/or briefings to deliver to senior government and military leaders.
  • You will participate in key government meetings and technical interchanges, providing verbal and/or written analytical conclusions and recommendations to USAF leadership and to external contractors.



You meet our minimum requirements for the job if you...

  • Possess a BS degree in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, or another related discipline.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication abilities.
  • Are proficient with code debugging and development in at least one object-oriented language such as C++ or Java.
  • Are proficient in at least one analytical development environment such as MATLAB or Python.
  • Are proficient with statistical concepts pertinent to M&S-based analysis such as Monte Carlo simulations, Design of Experiments, and statistical inference.
  • Have familiarity with the Windows and the Linux operating systems.
  • Are comfortable with common software configuration management practices and tools such as Git.
  • Are able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government 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 requirements if you...

  • Possess an MS degree or PhD in a highly analytical discipline.
  • Have 2 or more years of experience conducting simulation-based studies for government or defense applications.
  • Are knowledgeable with topics pertinent to state estimation such as Kalman filtering and multiple hypothesis tracking.
  • Are familiar with the fundamentals of sensor performance estimation, electronic warfare, and data links.
  • Are in possession of a permanent 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 challenging 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 applicants that meet the minimum qualifications 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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