Physicist (level 3/4) for Superconducting Electronics

The Advanced Concepts and Technologies group of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking Physicists to research and develop advanced superconducting quantum annealing circuits. The qualified candidates will become part of Northrop Grumman's Transformational Technology Business Area within the Advanced Concepts and Technologies (AC&T) organization. Transformational Technology is focused on developing state-of-the-art next generation superconducting electronics (SCE) and advanced computing technologies.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Design novel superconducting qubits, couplers, readout, and large-scale quantum annealing circuits
  • Design novel multi-chip/3D integrated circuits
  • Propose new superconducting circuit design concepts
  • Collaborate with top device theorists and quantum information scientists
  • Collaborate with government-furnished foundry to optimize fabrication capabilities
  • Travel to partner sites
  • Help establish circuit design priorities
  • Help refine circuit design flows
  • Analyze experimental data and provide recommendations
  • Publish novel results

This job may be filled at a level 3 or a level 4 based on the qualifications below. ACandT

This job may be filled at a level 3 or a level 4 based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for a level 3:

Must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or a closely related technical discipline (or will complete by December 2017)

The selected candidate may be required to obtain a security clearance (US citizenship required)

Basic Qualifications for a level 4:

Must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or a closely related technical discipline plus at least 4 years of relevant experience

The selected candidate may be required to obtain a security clearance (US citizenship required)

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with quantum computing, quantum annealing, and classical computer science desired

Familiarity with superconducting qubits, solid-state qubit operation, qubit test and measurement desired

Familiarity with cryogenic experiments, analog and digital electronics desired

Familiarity with noise phenomena, noise modeling, decoherence mechanisms desired

Familiarity with Cadence, mask layout, physics-based simulation, superconducting circuit design, verification and fabrication desired

Familiarity with randomized benchmarking, Landau-Zener interferometry, or macroscopic quantum tunneling desired

Familiarity with transport phenomena, microwave engineering, quantum mechanics desired

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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