Undersea Warfare Operations Researcher

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Research and Analysis
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FPS - Force Projection Sector

Do you have experience investigating and solving complex issues in the maritime domain, and conveying results to a variety of audiences? 

Are you interested in applying your skills to complex problems supporting national security? 

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

We are seeking an analyst with operational experience to provide technical contributions and leadership to support continued American undersea superiority. You'll be joining a hardworking team of analysts and operators who apply the latest technology to complex problems supporting the US Navy Sea Control Mission.  We strive to foster an environment of collaboration while working on complex technical challenges that contribute to the security of the United States.

As an Undersea Warfare Operations Researcher you will...

  • Analyze and evaluate the performance of USW and ASW platforms and sensors.
  • Become familiar with the systems and develop methods and metrics for evaluating the operational use thereof.
  • Work with acoustic and non-acoustic engineers, data analysts and operations experts in a team environment to develop employment concepts for undersea platforms and sensors.
  • Document results in formal reports and annotated briefs for delivery to DoD sponsors.
  • Interact with DoD and or Navy personnel to facilitate task execution and work prioritization.
  • Brief sponsor or DoD command staff on the results of the work.

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

  • Have a BS degree in Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or other related technical discipline with five or more years of relevant experience.  
  • Have Strong analytical, operational, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Are technically and analytically oriented with a proven ability to lead small teams.
  • Have relevant Experience working with or for the Navy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with Navy/DOD and fleet operational personnel.
  • Can support some short term travel to Naval bases and/or Navy vessels
  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Top Secret level 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 degree in Engineering, Physics or Systems Engineering/Management.
  • Have prior experience with maritime surveillance systems, submarine operations or exposure to Navy Theater-level OPINTEL programs.
  • Operational, engineering or analytical knowledge of USW or ASW systems.
  • Active Secret or higher level 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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