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Missile Defense Analyst

Company: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labor
Location: Semmes
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionAre you a critical thinker who loves exploring data to discover issues and find innovative ways to tackle problems? If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at APL! We are seeking a skilled and hard-working analyst to join the BMDS System Analysis Team (BSAT) under the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) program. You will apply your domain expertise and technical knowledge of Missile Defense System command and control, and direct a team to perform algorithm maturity assessments throughout the system development lifecycle. This position will directly support the MDA/BC organization responsible for leading Government, Contractor, FFRDC, and UARC organizations in ensuring the C2BMC and BMD OPIR Architecture (BOA) baselines are developed and meeting the needs of the Warfighter. As a Missile Defense Analyst: You will:

  • Plan and coordinate technical assessments of multiple systems by 15+ staff across the BSAT organizations, implementing meticulous development and assessment processes that ensure confidence in interoperability and performance of missile defense systems.
  • Work closely with the government and contractor to identify and resolve key issues.
  • Provide recommendations and guidance for current and future C2BMC and BOA builds, helping senior leadership craft the evolution of missile defense by prioritizing and planning future capabilities while coordinating technical details across systems.
  • Review and present key findings, issues, and opportunities at major reviews as MDA/BC's key technical authority.
    QualificationsYou meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
    • Have a bachelor's degree or higher in physics, mathematics, engineering, or other relevant degree.
    • Have experience briefing and working with O-6 and above leadership.
    • Have 4 years' experience performing analysis of MDA programs or combat systems.
    • Have demonstrated ability leading analysis teams.
    • Are able to clearly and concisely communicate complex topics to audiences with mixed expertise, both verbally and in writing.
    • Hold an active Secret level security clearance by your start date. 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 5 or more years' experience conducting analysis for MDA programs.
      • Have 2 years' experience as a technical lead or project manager.
      • Hold an active Top Secret security clearance.
      • Have a PhD in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or equivalent technical field. 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 UsAPL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Only by ensuring that everyone's voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

Keywords: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labor, Mobile , Missile Defense Analyst, Professions , Semmes, Alabama

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