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Modeling and Simulation Analyst
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland
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Date Posted March 24, 2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description 

Modeling and Simulation Analyst-23589 


Position Description

Do you have an interest in helping to define the future of air combat?


Are you passionate about analyzing complex problems with state of the art software and computing capabilities?


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


We are seeking a Air-to-Air Modeling and Simulation Analyst to help us evaluate and define solutions to enable the U.S. military to conduct combat operations in challenging operational environments. You’ll be joining a hardworking team of engineers who support wide-range of military sponsors analyzing challenging technical and tactical problems. We strive to foster an environment of experimentation and creativity to address some of our country's most challenging tasks. As a member of our team you will contribute to analyzing the capabilities and tactical employment of novel air combat systems and capabilities such as manned-unmanned teaming.


As a Modeling & Simulation Analyst…

  • Your primary responsibilities will be to collaborate with a small team and use mission-level modeling tools such as AFSIM and Brawler to analyze the effectiveness and employment of airborne systems operating in complex environments
  • You will work with Strike Fighter Tactics Instructors to build detailed models and accurately represent the way aircrews make tactical decisions and commit operator errors in high consequence conditions
  • You will help develop, evaluate and analyze tactics and concepts of employment for cutting-edge air platforms, sensors, countermeasures, weapons and systems including manned-unmanned vehicles
  • You will develop and present formal briefing materials to technical specialists, operational partners, and sponsors



You will meet our minimum qualification for the job if you…


  • Have a BS degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Aerospace, Electrical or other Engineering degree
  • Have 2+ years of experience working with modeling and simulation software to conduct analysis
  • Are highly skilled in conducting statistical analysis, learning new and challenging topics and effectively communicating complex concepts to a variety of partners
  • Have strong scripting and programming skills with any of the following languages: Python, MATLAB, C/C++, FORTRAN and JAVA
  • Are willing, able and passionate about learning air-to-air concepts and the use of modeling and simulation tools
  • Hold an active SECRET security clearance and are able to obtain a Top Secret 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 MS or PhD degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Aerospace, Electrical or other Engineering degree
  • Have experience using mission-level modeling software such as Brawler, AFSIM, SUPPRESSOR, JIMM or REACT
  • Have an active 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 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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