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Structural Engineer/Analyst
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland
Date Posted 07/05/2022
Employment Type FULL TIME
Application Deadline 05/31/2023

Are you looking for exciting opportunities to develop innovative solutions to redefine the next generation of missile systems in air and missile defense?

Do you have a passion for structural design and analysis directed towards meeting the current and emerging needs of the Department of Defense (DoD)?

Are you a motivated, growth-minded person that wants to be a contributing member of a diverse team geared towards solving technical problems crucial to our nation 's defense?

If so, we 're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking an emerging structural analyst to help us develop and test sophisticated target and interceptor flight systems.


As a structural analyst...

  • Your primary responsibility will be to develop and run structural models in support of a broad range of missile programs.
  • You will implement first principles techniques to develop loads to design, analyze, and test a variety of mechanical systems, including flight hardware.
  • You will engage with and contribute to diverse multi-disciplinary teams with the goal of solving engineering problems critical to the nation 's defense.
  • You will apply a range of analysis tools including high-fidelity FEA software to analyze and evaluate design decisions for missile and related systems.
  • You will creatively use engineering knowledge to perform structural analysis of ground breaking flight hardware and supporting systems.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Have a B.S. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or similar discipline
  • Have 1+ years of professional experience with commercial finite element analysis (FEA) codes such as Abaqus, Nastran, or Ansys
  • Familiarity with MATLAB or Python programming directed towards tackling engineering problems
  • An understanding of strength of materials and FEA techniques
  • Are interested in developing your skills in the areas of structural analysis and design
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with some history of making important, engineering contributions to diverse, multidisciplinary teams.
  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a 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.
  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.


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 at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

About Us

APL 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 Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. 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.

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