Northrop Grumman

Principal Physicist/Sr. Principal Physicist

1 week agoLinthicum Heights, MD

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 Advanced Technology Lab of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking Physicists. The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman's Transformational Technology Business Area. Transformational Technology is focused on developing state-of-the-art next generation superconducting electronics (SCE) and advanced computing technologies. Qualified Physicists will have experience with some of the following: - superconducting tunnel junction fabrication/characterization - transport phenomena - solid-state qubit operation - microwave engineering - low-temperature experiments - quantum mechanics and quantum computing - RSFQ - superconducting fabrication and superconducting circuit design - measurement of superconducting circuits - digital logic design/development - superconducting electronics. This requisition may be filled at a Principal Physicist or a Sr. Principal Physicist. Qualifications for both are listed below: Basic Qualifications for a Principal Physicist: Must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a closely related technical discipline (or will complete by September 2020) Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance (US citizenship is required for this) Experience in one or more of the following: superconducting tunnel junction fabrication/characterization, transport phenomena, solid-state quibit operation, microwave engineering, low-temperature experiments, quantum mechanics, RSFQ, superconducting fabrication, superconducting circuit design, measurement of superconducting circuits, quantum computing, digital logic design/development, or superconducting electronics Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with decoherence mechanisms, physics based simulation, analog and digital electronics, computer simulations, dilution refrigerator operation desired Experience with RSFQ, memory, Cadence, mask layout, multilevel circuit design, design verification and superconducting fabrication desired - Familiarity with superconducting qubits, quantum computing, and classical computer science desired Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Physicist: Must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a closely related technical discipline plus at least 4 years of relevant experience Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance (US citizenship required for this) Experience in one or more of the following: superconducting tunnel junction fabrication/characterization, transport phenomena, solid-state quibit operation, microwave engineering, low-temperature experiments, quantum mechanics, RSFQ, superconducting fabrication, superconducting circuit design, measurement of superconducting circuits, quantum computing, digital logic design/development, or superconducting electronics Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with decoherence mechanisms, physics based simulation, analog and digital electronics, computer simulations, dilution refrigerator operation desired Experience with RSFQ, memory, Cadence, mask layout, multilevel circuit design, design verification and superconducting fabrication desired - Familiarity with superconducting qubits, quantum computing, and classical computer science desired 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. 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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.