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Requisition ID: R10111862

  • CategoryCategory: Research and Sciences
  • 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: No
  • 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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman is seeking Transformational Physicist. This position will be located at our Mission Systems Sector in Linthicum, MD or Annapolis Junction, MD location.

The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman’s 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 is focused on developing innovative next generation superconducting electronics (SCE) and advanced computing technologies.

We are seeking a motivated device/quantum/solid-state physicist to help us design the next generation of high-performance computing solutions!  You will be a part of a team of scientists and engineers focused on the quantum trade space who are turning conceptual designs into reality. We are a hard-working team that strives to foster a culture of belonging, mentorship, and personal growth. We are passionate about creating innovative solutions to exciting multi-disciplinary challenges!

This position requires work onsite at our Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) facility in Linthicum, Maryland or Annapolis Junction, MD location.

Job Opportunities in this Position:

As a member of our team, you will:

  • Design superconducting quantum circuits, including circuit schematics, physical layout, and integration.
  • Simulate quantum circuit behavior to bound critical parameters prior to fabrication.
  • Support research activities by integrating quantum techniques/skillsets alongside classical circuit and microchip engineers.
  • Collaborate with the fabrication and test teams.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have a BS degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related STEM field with 2 years of related design experience.
  • Knowledge Quantum Mechanics and Electromagnetics
  • Be able to obtain a TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • An understanding of superconductivity
  • Masters Degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering or related STEM field
  • Knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following:
    • Knowledge of superconductor physics
    • Superconducting circuits simulation experience
    • Python, C/C++
    • HFSS, ADS, IC Design, Ansys tools, WRSpice, Cadence, COMSOL
    • Automation tools
    • Data analysis, Machine Learning
  • An active TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance

Salary Range: $81,000 USD - $121,600 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.