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Staff High-Performance Computing Scientist

Requisition ID: R10096524

  • CategoryCategory: Research and Sciences
  • LocationLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace! Do you enjoy a culture where your voice is valued? Start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. Here at Northrop Grumman, 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. As a company, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive workforce and understand that our employees are at their best with a healthy work-life balance, both of which are examples of the many benefits of joining our team!

About this position:

We are seeking an individual with the skills of a computational scientist, applied mathematician, numerical physicist, or software engineer looking for the opportunity to make significant and ongoing contributions to a high-performance computing (HPC) center. The ideal candidate has significant experience in the numerical simulation of physical phenomena, knowledge of state-of-the art methods employed in scientific computation, and the ability to design, develop, test, and deploy software on HPC systems. Strong candidates are willing to learn about emerging technologies and can effectively communicate their own knowledge to others. The candidate is expected to perform as a leader in the development and application of algorithms, data structures, codes, and analytical tools to advance high-performance computational capabilities across multiple areas of physical study.

This position requires work on site full-time in Linthicum, MD.

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop and/or implement algorithms, data structures, routines, and codes in C/C++, Fortran, and/or Python to advance the computational capabilities of users of HPC systems.
  • Collaborate with numerical simulation team members on code development, testing and validation of simulation tools, and analysis of mathematical or numerical models.
  • Support HPC system users in identifying, understanding, and resolving limitations in their computational workflows.
  • Frequently communicate with technical staff and organizational leadership to determine development requirements and report on progress.
  • Document methods and results in technical papers and presentations.

What you need to be successful in the role:

  • Creative problem-solving skills in heterogeneous HPC environments.
  • Motivation to learn new technologies and technical skills necessary to advance them.
  • Ability to collaborate in a small group setting as well as work independently.
  • Interdisciplinary communication skills.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in scientific computation, applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, or a related field with 9 plus years of related working experience in a technical capacity involving scientific computation or HPC systems.
  • Strong proficiency writing code in C/C++ or Fortran; experience writing code in Python.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with peers in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS/SCI) clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement of this.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant experience developing mathematical models or validating models against experimental data.
  • Significant experience writing MPI-based parallel codes and/or scientific codes that make use of general-purpose GPUs.
  • Experience using version control software and familiarity with version control best practices.
  • Experience administering HPC systems used for scientific applications.
  • Knowledge of superconducting physics, quantum mechanics, or condensed matter physics.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance.

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.