Full Job Description
Are you passionate about mentoring and coaching technical staff?
Do you enjoy shaping and nurturing a diverse portfolio of specialty systems engineering tasks that are critical to Navy and Air Force strategic deterrent weapon systems?
If so, then we're looking for someone like you to join our leadership team at APL. We are seeking a Specialty Systems Engineering Section Supervisor to join our amazing leadership team in the Weapon Systems Engineering Group in the Force Projection Sector. We provide vital systems engineering and system development expertise to nationally important strategic deterrence capabilities for the Navy and Air Force. As a member of our team, you will lead a team of specialty system engineers in developing concepts, models, and recommendations across the system lifecycle phases for several critical strategic weapons systems development programs. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to create and contribute to our Digital Engineering initiatives to accelerate the engineering efforts of APL and our sponsors. We are passionate about making critical contributions to these critically important programs, and you will be a key part of our success. With your help, we will remain at the forefront of weapon systems engineering for the Force Projection Sector.
As a Section Supervisor...
Your primary responsiblity will be to provide Systems Engineering expertise to the sustainment and recapitalization of U.S. Nuclear Triad and Strategic Deterrent Systems with emphasis on specialty systems engineering (for example, maintainability, reliability, supportability).
You will interact with Program and Project Managers within the Strategic Deterrence Mission Area to identify, propose, support, and lead complex systems design, trades, development, demonstration, test and evaluation efforts.
You will actively pursue and support new tasking for the section and the group. Define/develop opportunities to leverage the group’s capabilities in support of new programs with critical challenges.
In line with the group’s vision, you will provide section leadership, conduct coaching, provide timely performance feedback, promote career growth, and advance/nurture section technical competencies. You will establish strong working relationships with staff and group/program leadership to support these. You will participate on the group’s leadership team by monitoring technical work, balancing section task loading, drafting personnel requisitions, interviewing candidates, and providing input on hiring decisions.
You will execute the FPS Leadership Expectations consistent with APL’s Leadership Attributes:http://FPSLeadership.
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
Have a BS in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or relevant technical field and at least five years of relevant experience.
Have at least three years of systems engineering experience in the design, development or evaluation of a complex weapon system.
Have experience in a domain of specialty systems engineering (for example, maintainability, reliability, supportability).
Have excellent interpersonal, organizational, leadership, and written and oral communication skills.
Have demonstrated ability to function in a team environment as a team lead (formally or informally) and as an individual technical contributor to solve complex problems.
Have demonstrated ability to effectively interact with sponsors, external organizations, management, and staff.
Have strong multi-tasking and engineering/analytical skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a demanding environment
Are willing and able to travel periodically, including short duration visits to sponsor offices at the Washington Navy Yard and to supporting contractor sites, as well as occasional travel to other military bases across the country.
Hold an active Secret security clearance and can ultimately obtain Top Secret level 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 an MS degree in Systems Engineering or advanced degree in engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, or relevant technical field.
Have experience with project or line management.
Have experience with Trident II Strategic Weapon System, Columbia Class SSBN Program, Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS), or Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Systems.
Have prior knowledge of Strategic Systems Program organization and processes, Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center organization and processes, and/or Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition experience.
Have understanding and/or experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Digital Engineering (DE).
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 athttp://www.jhuapl.edu/careers.