Description: Lead and manage APL tasking for Surface EW offboard countermeasure development efforts to include Advanced Offboard Electronic Warfare (AOEW) and a family of Nulka decoy systems. AOEW is a complex decoy supported by the integration of an AN/ALQ-248 payload, MH-60R/S, Link-16, CDLMS, AEGIS, SSDS, and AN/SLQ-32. Nulka is a family of quick reaction terminal defense decoys deployed from the AN/SLQ-32. This position will serve as the focal point for PEO IWS 2D countermeasure programs, providing technical and engineering expertise in the areas of Surface EW decoy performance, systems-of-systems (SoS) integration, SoS engineering and integration and test. This will be a dual-hatted position and the selected candidate will fill the role working from their current technical group, reporting to the Surface EW Systems and Threat Engineering Program Manager.
Mission Effectiveness (40%) - Work with the program management team in leading Surface EW Decoys efforts. Contribute actively to vision and strategy development for emergent efforts and future challenges.
Develop relationships with PEO IWS 2D leadership and ensure that APL is making critical contributions to development, integration and evaluation of AOEW, Nulka and future decoy programs.
Coordinate with multiple APL, NAVSEA, and NAVAIR teams to ensure that APL is providing critical contributions to the Navy’s quick reaction and persistent EW countermeasure needs.
Organizational Competencies (10%) – Work with program and AMD leadership to ensure that our Surface EW Decoys staff competencies meet the current and future needs of our organization to enable thought leadership and high impact contributions to Surface EW decoy improvement and future concept development efforts.
- Foster collaboration with APL line management to define and communicate project priorities and address technical and programmatic risks.
Develop an understanding of Surface EW Decoys competencies necessary for current and future work. Work with line supervisors to identify areas of need for increased depth and breadth for hiring and training.
Staff Development (10%) – Actively engage and partner with Surface EW Decoys staff to assess areas for their future growth, establish a development plan to address those areas, identify opportunities for growth, and provide coaching along the way. Identify or develop the necessary training for staff to grow and learn key Surface EW competencies.
Resources (10%) - Continually evaluate and improve the Laboratory’s resources in software development, computing facilities and infrastructure to support AOEW and Nulka activities.
Functional (30%) - Efficiently and effectively execute the management and technical responsibilities of the Surface EW Decoys Project Manager role.
Develop and negotiate tasking with PEO IWS 2D leadership. Lead the execution of those tasks to ensure that all milestones and products are delivered on time and within budget.
Coordinate with Surface EW Systems and Threat Engineering Program leadership and staff to ensure alignment of decoy development efforts with other Surface EW activities.
Ensure that appropriate Quality Management processes are utilized to deliver quality products to the sponsor, including developing Task Management Plans, Risk Assessments and Product Realization Plans.
Have a B.S. degree in engineering or other meaningful technical field plus at least 5 years of experience in a relevant technical area. Demonstrated success in conducting managing complex technical tasking. Highly effective oral and written communications skills. Ability and willingness to interact with multiple sponsors, prime contractors, peer organizations and senior JHU/APL staff.
Have experience working with PEO IWS on complex systems engineering challenges. And have experience with EW systems development.
Current Top Secret clearance required. Applicant selected 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.
Special Working Conditions:
This position requires frequent travel in the Washington, DC area and occasional travel to destinations across the Continental U.S.
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. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.
APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.