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Staff Experimental Physicist

Requisition ID: R10101349

  • CategoryCategory: Research and Sciences
  • 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: 2

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

We are seeking an experimental physicist with a robust coding background that has an interest in data acquisition and test automation software. The ideal candidate has experience with OOP in both python and Matlab, has built software for a test environment, and experience with standard lab instrumentation such as RF/DC sources and arbitrary waveform generators. Strong candidates are willing to learn about the underlying codebase to build software tools and optimize current procedures. This candidate is expected to aid in the development of algorithms, architecture, and analytical tools that contribute to automation software for a test lab.

This position requires work on site in Linthicum/ Annapolis Junction Maryland.

Your responsibilities:

  • You will be interface between the test teams and software team to understand software requirements and to prototype software, such as baseline tools, updating the existing framework, designing software architecture, and develop instrument drivers.
  • You will be assisting the launching of tools developed by the software team, helping troubleshoot test lab bugs, and any other software related issues that arise during test operations.
  • You will be responsible for maintaining codebase through building unit tests and peer reviewing pull requests.
  • You will be prototyping and improving test automation procedures, for example developing test modules that are able to collect metrics for a new design of experiment in an automated fashion.

What you need to be successful in the role:

  • Interest in interfacing with the test teams to optimize test automation.
  • Motivation to learn new technologies and technical skills.
  • Ability to collaborate in a small group setting (4-7 people) as well as work independently.

Basic Qualifications for Staff Experimental Physicist:

  • 12 years with a master's degree Physics, electrical engineering or related field; 9 years with a PhD in experimental physics, electrical engineering.
  • Experience with test lab software and electronics.
  • Experience in developing and contributing to a larger scale software projects.
  • Proficiency writing code in Matlab and Python in a version-controlled environment.
  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with CI/FS poly clearance per business requirements.

Preferred Qualifications for Staff Experimental Physicist:

  • PhD and 9 years in experimental physics, electrical engineering, or related field.
  • Knowledge of cryogenics physics, quantum information, and familiarity with COTS software packages such as Apache NiFi, QCoDeS, and MongoDB.
  • Experience writing in a version-controlled, OOP-based codebase in Python or Matlab for a large team with multiple contributors/users.
  • 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: $185,900 USD - $278,900 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.