Full Job Description
Are you searching for diverse estimation, control, and simulation analysis work in aerospace and missile systems engineering?
Do you have experience in inertial navigation and state estimation?
Do you like contributing to some of our country's most difficult national security challenges?
If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.
We are seeking an engineer to help us design and analyze a variety of navigation systems, evaluate and refine algorithms and approaches and perform error propagation and covariance analysis. As a member of our team, you will contribute to exciting projects supporting the US Department of Defense and the warfighter. We strive to develop, apply, and maintain deep expertise in strapdown, GPS aided, and terrain aided navigation systems. Our diverse team of hardworking engineers believe in fostering an environment of continuous learning and mentoring.
As a navigation systems engineer you will...
Apply and maintain an understanding of navigation, sensors, estimation, and sensor fusion. We work with inertial measurement unit (IMU), global positioning system (GPS), and terrain mapping sensors, while collaborating with vendors and sponsors to refine and improve methodologies.
Develop, implement, and study flight systems in a simulation environment with a focus on navigation models. You will apply simulations to predict behavior as well as identify potential system pitfalls, and utilize Monte Carlo, probabilistic, and other analysis techniques to understand trends from simulation output and perform high-level system design trades.
Interface navigation systems with and develop/modify algorithms for flight system guidance and control.
Perform tests of model hardware in both a lab environment and on an actual system. You will provide test support and post-test analysis of hardware and navigation algorithms implemented in onboard software.
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
Possess a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related technical discipline
Have 5 years of experience working with state estimation or control systems analysis and design
Are skilled in development and analysis of inertial navigation systems, sensors, and state estimation via Kalman or other optimal filtering algorithms
Have experience and interest in related fields such as guidance and control systems or 6 degree-of-freedom modeling and simulation
Are comfortable with analysis and development using MATLAB, Simulink, and C
Possess strong communication abilities, both verbal and written. Must work effectively with diverse teams and be able to multi-task and support multiple development projects concurrently
Are able to obtain Interim Secret levelsecurity clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain Secret level clearance. If selected, you will be subjectto a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirementsfor access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S.citizenship.
You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...
Have a MS or PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related technical discipline.
Have a desire to take on leadership and business development opportunities
Have experience with software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop development.
Why work atAPL?
The JohnsHopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-classexpertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and sciencechallenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneeringnew technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer avibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work,continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.
At APL, we celebrateour differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employeesenjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program,unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL'scampus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about ourcareer opportunities atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.