Modeling & Simulation Scientist/Engineer for Space Applications
Laurel, MD 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description

Are you interested in applying your physics and engineering skills to solve real-world problems in space applications?

Are you seeking to make critical contributions to important problems facing our nation in space defense and space science?

If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our group at APL!

We are a diverse, collaborative group of scientists and engineers who develop and analyze mission concepts and space-based architectures, develop algorithms for analysis of space-based remote sensing data, and do physics-based modeling and simulation for National Security Space as well as NASA applications.

As a modeling & simulation scientist or engineer you will . . .

  • Perform modeling studies of space-based remote sensing constellations and systems
  • Contribute to the development and assessment of new space systems
  • Apply your technical expertise and creativity to develop and implement new modeling and analysis tools as needed
  • Develop presentations to effectively community technical results to your team, APL leadership, and government sponsors
  • Work in a collaborative team environment and contribute to our dynamic group culture by pursuing innovative, cross-disciplinary ideas that contribute to the critical challenges facing our nation in space


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

  • Have a PhD in Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or a related field.
  • Have experience related to modeling, simulation, or performance analysis of space systems and constellations, or physics-based modeling for space applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills, with the capability to effectively communicate complex technical information.
  • 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.
  • Are able to obtain a TS/SCI 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.

You 'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you have . . .

  • Experience with STK or similar modeling tools.
  • An active TS/SCI 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 .


About Us

APL 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.

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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Regular, Full Time
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