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Sr Principal Engineer Systems – Digital Superconducting

Requisition ID: R10075026

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • 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: 4

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 Networked Information Solutions (NIS) Advanced Processing Solutions business is seeking engineers to join our Superconducting Digital Function test team.

This position requires work onsite at our Advanced Technologies Laboratory located in Linthicum, MD.


  • Lead and support test and test development activities for superconducting electronics development.
  • Testing procedures for the characterization and validation of digital device function in superconducting devices.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering discipline with 9+ years of relevant experience.  A Master’s degree with 7 years of relevant experience.  Or a PhD in a related discipline with 4 years’ experience.
  • Proficient in the use of at least one of the following programing languages; MATLAB, Python, C, or C++.
  • Well established trouble shooting and system integration experience.
  • Strong analytic skills and familiarity in performing statistical analysis.
  • Familiarity of RF hardware and associated components.
  • Experience programing and automating digital logic test hardware.
  • Experience developing small/medium size applications in Python/MATLAB.
  • Experience leading projects with the ability to communicate effectively to team members both written and verbally.
  • Eligibility to obtain and hold a TS/SCI security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in superconducting electronics and associated test platforms test platforms.
  • Familiarity working with cryogens and/or cryogenic test systems. 
  • Adept at leading small teams of engineers and/or technicians.
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and requirements.
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

Salary Range: $120,000 USD - $180,000 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.