Are you seeking to make a critical contribution to the Department of Defense's newest Service, the United States Space Force (USSF)?
Are you interested in applying your physics, engineering and mathematical skills to solve real-world problems in space applications?
Are you an physicist, engineer, mathematician, statistician, or computer scientist skilled in space systems modeling, simulation and analysis?
If so, we would like to talk to you about serving as the subject matter expert for APL's Colorado Springs on-site presence working with the USSF Space Warfighting Analysis Center(SWAC). The SWAC is a direct reporting unit in theresponsible for conducting analysis, modeling, wargaming, and experimentation to create operational concepts and force design guidance for the service. In addition, the USSF's SWAC handles the force design and configuration of the nation's myriad satellite fleets. This on-site support at the sponsor's facility is in Colorado Springs, Colorado for at least 3 years, with the potential to either extend longer in Colorado, or to be re-posted back to JHU/APL in Laurel, MD.
We are a diverse, collaborative group of scientists, engineers and mathemitician 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.
In this subject matter expert role you will ensure expert guidance is provided for the evaluation of existing and conceptual space systems, using your understanding and experience of physics-based simulations of space-based systems and missions and leveraging APL resources in Laurel and Colorado. You will directly engage with senior members of the SWAC, supporting Department of Defense organizations and the Intelligence Community. As a member of the APL team, you will help execute analysis and inform algorithm and model development for characterizing the performance of space systems, sensors (EO/IR, radar, etc) and constellations. As a modeling & simulation scientist or engineer you will ...
Our team is a dynamic mix of analysis, software, sensor design, and mission experts responsible for supporting the USSF SWAC in meeting its overall mission.
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Base pay will take into account the selected candidate's knowledge, experience, skill and/or abilities with consideration for internal parity. APL may offer bonuses or other forms of compensation per internal policy and/or contractual designation. Additional compensation may be provided in the form of a sign-on bonus, relocation benefits, locality allowance or discretionary payments for exceptional performance. APL provides a comprehensive benefits package including retirement plans, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, part-time study and training and development. Base pay range for this role: Technical Senior Professional Staff I: $95K - $170K; Technical Senior Professional Staff II: $100K - $225K
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.
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 Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. 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.