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Sensor and Tracking Modeling and Simulation Developer

Laurel, Maryland Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Sensor and Tracking Modeling and Simulation Developer

Introduction: The JohnsHopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader inscientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore andWashington, DC is seeking a Sensor and Tracking Modeling and SimulationDeveloper to participate in or lead multidisciplinary simulation-based studiesin the precision strike domain. We are a collaborative and fun group, 40 strong, of software designers, engineers, physicists, mathematicians,statisticians, data analysts, problem solvers, and systems analysts whocome together to produce world class, end-to-end constructive simulationstudies. The result of which impacts decisions at many level of the DoD. Submityour application to learn more about this rewarding opportunity.

The Johns Hopkins UniversityApplied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research anddevelopment, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking aSensor and Tracking Modeling and Simulation Developer.

Job Summary: Code developerto build a modeling and simulation (M & S) environment for the evaluation oftracking systems operating in complex, multi-platform, pulse-denseenvironments. A successful candidate will be working primarily in the domain ofmodeling and simulation; in particular, modeling of tracking and datafusion-related effects. This effort will focus on modeling the initialization,maintenance, and periodic update of an integrated track picture formed on aplatform with on- and off-board measurements from sensors of many modalities.


1. Work as part of a smalldevelopment team to create and maintain an integrated MATLAB/C -based modelingand simulation environment for the evaluation of tracking platform performancein electronic attack environments (75%)

2. Participate as part of ananalysis team to model and evaluate the performance of platforms in theaforementioned M & S environment (15%)

3. Develop and present formalbriefing materials to technical experts, operational stakeholders, and sponsors(5%)

4. Write technical reports(5%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, AppliedPhysics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, oranother highly analytical math-driven discipline. Familiarity with thefundamentals of modeling and simulation development and analysis. Familiarity withthe fundamentals of radar and tracking/state estimation (e.g., Kalmanfiltering). Proficiency with code development in MATLAB and C . Stronginterpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:Master’s degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics,Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or anotherhighly analytical math-driven discipline. 2 years’ experience in modeling andsimulation development and analysis. 2 years’ experience with modeling andsimulation of radar and/or tracking systems. Familiarity with basic concepts inelectronic attack, Link-16, and networked platforms.

Special Working Conditions:Air and vehicle travel to U.S. Government and DOD contractor facilities.

Security: Final Secretclearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Governmentsecurity investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for an SSBIand access to classified information. Preference for current SSBI. Eligibilityrequirements include US citizenship.

Benefits: APL offers acomprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matchingretirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuitionprogram for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate withskills and experience. For more information about our organization, pleasevisit our web site at **************.

Equal Employment Opportunity:Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of theEducation Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regardto race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,disability, or protected Veteran status.

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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