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Cyber Modeling and Systems Engineer
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland
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Date Posted 01/15/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Description

Do you have experience with modeling and analyzing systems for military capabilities?

Are you passionate about using innovation and technology to solve technical challenges involving the security of the United States?

If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

As a Cyber Modeling System Engineer, you will...

Develop new concepts and capabilities for modeling cyber phenomenology and describing and quantifying cyber defensive and anti-fragility designs. 

Engineer robust and resilient military platforms capable of operating in the face of determined cyber adversaries.

Contribute as a lead or co-lead in researching and developing new concepts for cyber defenses of hybrid systems containing enterprise, tactical and cyber-physical components. 

Develop new approaches to describing complex solutions that incorporate cyber risk, resilience, anti-fragility and key concepts to provide defensive designers the needed tools for robust and anti-fragile systems in the presence of evolving cyber adverse environments.  

Lead research and development of new methods, approaches and modeling to examine and expand defensive concepts with rigorous and defensible data driven evidence.

  • Cyber Analysis – expand on the current approaches and methods to incorporate more mathematical rigor, statistical maturity, and scientific methods towards cyber defensive concepts.  Contribute to the development of complex architectures and concepts to incorporate quantifiable evidence that systems are improved in the face of adverse cyber environments.

  • Cyber Modeling – Support development of analytics and tools used to perform quantitative analyses.  Provide new approaches to incorporate statistical confidence in cyber defensive results and recommendations.

  • Research and Development – Understand the analytic needs of the group and work with teams and leadership to develop new capabilities to quantify, describe, and build robust and capable systems resilient or anti-fragile in the presence of current and future cyber environments.


You meet the minimum qualifications for this position if you have:


  •  A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields.

  • Software systems architecture, design, and networking knowledge.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with bibliography of papers in refereed professional publications. 

  • A desire to work both independently and in diverse-skill teams.

  • Ability to travel (<10%) and occasionally work in closed areas.

  • An able to obtain a Top Secret level security 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:


  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields. 

  • Five or more years experience with software systems architecture, design, and networking knowledge.  

  • A strong knowledge of computer architectures for cyber-physical systems or enterprise networks. 

  • Working knowledge network modeling/simulation, and evaluation of cyber architectures.

  • A desire to be a technical thought leader with project management skills or interest.

  • Active Top Secret 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. 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.

Primary Location

 *United States-*Maryland-*Laurel

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