Missile Test and Evaluation Engineer

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Systems Engineering
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FPS - Force Projection Sector
Are you interested in the test and evaluation of our nation's premier missile systems?
 
Do you enjoy solving challenging problems with a diverse team of engineers?

If so, we are seeking an engineer to help us perform test & evaluation, reliability assessment, design, and concept analyses on Navy / Air Force strategic missile systems. You will also serve as a trusted advisor to our governement partners to develop performance requirements and plan test & evaluation activities. As a member of the team, you will also participate in field site testing for some missile systems.

As a Missile Test & Evaluation Engineer...
  • You will perform missile system test and evaluation, primarily in support of the Navy Trident II and Air Force strategic missile programs, including assessments of reliability and maintainability issues
  • You will develop performance requirements for in-development missile systems
  • You will advise government partners on test & evaluation planning and strategy
  • You will evaluate SSBN data products and flight test telemetry to determine missile and reentry body performance during submarine deterrent patrol and flight tests
  • You will support other group tasking in the areas of missile and reentry body modeling and simulation, range systems evaluation, and field site support for flight tests
  • You will perform reliability modeling related to missile and reentry systems
  • You will document and present analysis findings as appropriate and interact with sponsors and representatives of other agencies
  • You will support test operations at field sites during SSBN submarine shakedown operations and missile flight tests 
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...  
  • Have a B.S. in aerospace engineering or other related technical discipline with at least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Have knowledge of key missile/reentry subject areas such as aerodynamic performance, flight dynamics, guidance, flight control, and propulsion  
  • Have a strong computer background and programming skills, including MATLAB 
  • Are comfortable interacting effectively with individuals of different experience levels and backgrounds including external industry and military personnel  
  • Have strong communication skills both verbal and written are required  
  • Have initiative, interest in skill development and the flexibility to accept assignments of varied scope and skill
  • Are able to travel for meetings and field tests (approx. 20-25 days per year)
  • Have an active final Secret Clearance and are able to obtain a Top Secret level security 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
  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.
You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...
  • Have a M.S. in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical engineering with 5+ years of experience specific to the test & evaluation or modeling & simulation of missile and/or reentry systems or subsystems, including MATLAB Simulink
  • Have a strong background in missile body functional, aerodynamic, and interface performance requirements
  • Have design experience for related missile and reentry body subsystems
  • Have had previous experience with Navy / Air Force strategic missile and/or reentry systems
  • Have an active Top Secret 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
www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

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