Space and Missile Defense Test Engineer
Company: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laborator
Posted on: August 24, 2019
Do you have an interest in supporting the nation's missile defense
Are you an authority in leading test and evaluation efforts?
If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL
of scientists and engineers dedicated to applying space-based
technology in the defense of our nation.
We are seeking a systems engineer to lead the team testing and
evaluating the performance missile defense systems using state of
the art spacecraft observations and analyses. The applicant should
have knowledge and experience with space and missile defense
systems and a dream to solve the nation's challenges.
As a Space and Missile Defense Systems Test Engineer ...
- Your primary responsibility will be to lead the JHUAPL
Spacebased Kill Assessment (SKA) MDA flight test support effort.
Serve as the primary point of contact for the SKA program and the
Missile Defense Agency (MDA) flight test community. Coordinate
among the team leads to identify, optimize, and ensure proper
resources are in place to successfully support test activities.
Craft documents to implement procedures that will accurately assess
test outcomes by coordinating with project leadership, team leads
and technical groups as appropriate.
- You will establish flight testing requirements that provide
needed information and satisfy necessary pre-test and post-test
inputs. Devise and develop supportable flight test plans and
procedures for SKA flight test participation efforts in conjunction
with team members.
- You will manage and oversee analyses to build pre-test
predictions and post-test assessments of SKA's performance.
Participate in assessing that tests are accurately executed and
systems are functioning properly. Provide quick-look assessments of
- You will develop a creative strategy and subsequent
ground-breaking capability for participation in future tests. This
includes but is not limited to working with MDA to build SKA into
the relevant reviews.
- You will identify and develop business opportunities in related
fields; conduct sponsor engagements, and author proposals.
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
- Have a B.S. in engineering, physical sciences, or mathematics
plus 7 years of experience in space/missile defense systems with an
emphasis on testing. OR M.S. in engineering, physical sciences, or
mathematics plus 4 years of experience in space/missile defense
systems with an emphasis on testing.
- Have experience working within MDA's test planning and
- Have experience with tools such as Satellite Tool Kit (STK),
- Are willing and able to [special working conditions like
travel, schedule, lifting/walking]
- Hold an active Secret or higher security clearance. If
selected, you will be subject to a government security
investigation and must meet the requirements for access to
classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S.
You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...
- Have M.S. in engineering, physical sciences, or
- Have 10 years of experience in MDA testing.
- Hold an active Top Secret/SCI clearance. If selected, you will
be subject to a government security investigation and must meet the
requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility
requirements include U.S. citizenship.
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. With a wide selection of
challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance
program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our
employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance.
APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area.
Learn more about our career opportunities
APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity,
sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
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