DescriptionAre you passionate about analyzing air combat systems and searching for an opportunity to apply your modeling, simulation, and analysis background in an engaging, collegiate environment If so, we are looking for someone like you to join the Air Combat and Strike Mission Analysis Group!As an Air-to-Air Modeling & Simulation Analyst you willAnalyze the effectiveness and employment of airborne systems operating in complex environments using tools such as AFSIM.Develop, evaluate, and analyze tactics and concepts of employment for ground breaking technologies such as air platforms, sensors, countermeasures, and weapons including manned-unmanned vehicles.Work with a team of analysts who will benefit from your experience, and senior engineers with whom you will guide the direction of analysis.Have the opportunity to present your work through briefings to both technical specialists and pivotal decision makers.Have opportunities to engage in independent research projects that encourage creative solutions and reward independent initiative. QualificationsYou will meet our minimum qualification for the job if youHave a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or related area.Have demonstrated excellence in conducting mission-level modeling, simulation, & analysis in the air-to-air domain with tools such as AFSIM or Brawler.Are skilled in conducting quantitative analysis, rapidly learning new and exciting concepts.Have strong scripting and programming skills with any of the following languages: Python, MATLAB, C/C++, or JAVACan work effectively in a highly collaborative environment and communicate sophisticated ideas directly with government civilians, military officers, and other contractorsAre able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a 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. citizenshipYou’ll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if youHave a Master's or PhD degree in a technical field listed above.Have demonstrated excellence leading a team performing mission-level modeling, simulation & analysisHave an active Top-Secret security clearance.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. About UsAPL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact . Only by ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.