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Staff Superconducting Electronics Test Engineer, Transformational Computing

Requisition ID: R10108164

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Linthicum, MD, USA   |  Annapolis Junction, MD, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Polygraph
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 1

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 Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Processing Solutions Business pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines the leading edge of exotic new technologies, and drives advances in the sciences. One of our most challenging new fields is Transformational Computing, which combines the unique properties of superconductivity and quantum mechanics to develop radical new energy-efficient computing systems. Our team is chartered with providing the skills to transform computing beyond Moore’s Law, advancing development of computer architectures, processing/memory subsystems, and large-scale high-performance computing systems. You’ll work in a R&D environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these processing solutions a reality and deliver remarkable new advantages to the warfighter.

The Systems Engineering group is seeking Superconducting Electronics test engineers to join our devices test team.

This position will serve on-site in Linthicum/ Annapolis Junction, MD.


  • Lead and support test and test development activities for Quantum electronics research and development.
  • Testing procedures for the characterization and validation of quantum device function.
  • Support the current and future development of test platforms within function, cost and schedule constraints.
  • Document and implement test requirements and procedures.
  • Review test plans for accuracy and completeness.
  • Compile data and help to define changes required in testing methodology, equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Superconducting Electronics Test Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or a similar technical discipline with 14 years of related experience, or 12 years with a Master's Degree, or 9 years with a PhD.
  • Work knowledge in the use of at least one of the following programing languages; MATLAB, Python, C, or C++.
  • Practiced experience with RF test equipment such as: O-scopes, Network analyzer, spectrum analyzers, etc.
  • Strong analytic skills and familiarity in performing data analysis.
  • Knowledgeable in basic principles of microelectronic device physics.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to team members both written and verbally.
  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with CI/FS poly clearance per business requirements.

Preferred Qualifications of Sr. Principal Superconducting Electronics Test Engineer:

  • Experience in superconducting electronics and associated test platforms test platforms.
  • Expertise of the principles of superconductivity.
  • Familiarity working with cryogens and/or cryogenic test systems. 
  • Prior experience working in a laboratory environment.
  • RF device test experience.
  • Adept at leading small teams of engineers and/or technicians.
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and requirements.
  • Active TS/SCI with CI/FS poly security clearance.

This position reports to Linthicum, MD, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Annapolis Junction, MD, MD, USA.

Salary Range: $153,600 USD - $241,400 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

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 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.