Company Name:

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)


Laurel, MD

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Date Posted:

July 2, 2019

Reentry Systems Engineer

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC, is seeking a Reentry Systems Engineer. Job Summary: Actively participate in trade studies, performance assessments, and design of Navy / Air Force strategic reentry systems and other hypersonic systems. Duties: Engineering analysis, design, and performance of reentry bodies (35%) Perform trade studies on various reentry systems (25%) Reentry systems integration and interface analysis (15%) Evaluation of flight test telemetry to determine missile and/or reentry body performance (15%) Document and present analysis findings as appropriate and interact with sponsors and representatives of other agencies. (10%) 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: BS in engineering or other related technical discipline Working knowledge of key reentry subject areas such as aerodynamic performance, flight dynamics, and/or subsystem performance Strong computer background and programming skills, including MATLAB Must be able to interact effectively with individuals of different experience levels and backgrounds including external industry and military personnel Strong communication skills both verbal and written are required Initiative, interest in skill development and the flexibility to accept assignments of varied scope and skill Active Secret or higher level clearance Desired Qualifications: MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical engineering with 3 or more years experience specific to reentry systems or subsystems Previous experience with Navy and/or Air Force strategic reentry systems Strong background in some or all of the following categories: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, aerodynamics, structural dynamics, and interface performance requirements Design experience for related missile and reentry body subsystems Previous experience with MATLAB Simulink Special Working Conditions: Some travel required for meetings and field tests (approx. 20-25 days per year). Security: Top Secret Clearance is required to perform essential functions of the position. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information up to the Secret level. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship. Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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