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Staff Transformational Physicist

Requisition ID: R10026899

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Advanced Technology Lab of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking Physicists. The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Transformational Technology Business Area. Transformational Technology is focused on developing state-of-the-art next generation superconducting electronics (SCE) and advanced computing technologies. Qualified Physicists will have experience with some of the following: - superconducting tunnel junction fabrication/characterization - transport phenomena - solid-state qubit operation - microwave engineering - low-temperature experiments - quantum mechanics and quantum computing - RSFQ - superconducting fabrication and superconducting circuit design - measurement of superconducting circuits - digital logic design/development - superconducting electronics.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a closely related technical discipline plus at least 9 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance (US citizenship required for this)
  • Demonstrated track record of team leadership and technical execution on technical projects
  • Experience in one or more of the following: superconducting tunnel junction fabrication/characterization, transport phenomena, solid-state qubit operation, microwave engineering, low-temperature experiments, quantum mechanics, RSFQ, superconducting fabrication, superconducting circuit design, measurement of superconducting circuits, quantum computing, digital logic design/development, or superconducting electronics
  • An active TS/SCI with CI Polygraph clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with decoherence mechanisms, physics based simulation, analog and digital electronics, computer simulations, dilution refrigerator operation desired 
  • Experience with RSFQ, memory, Cadence, mask layout, multilevel circuit design, design verification and superconducting fabrication desired
  • Familiarity with superconducting qubits, quantum computing, and classical computer science desired

Salary Range: $180,200 USD - $270,200 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.