Supercomputer Processor Architect 5

Northrop Grumman's Advanced Technology Lab is developing a new family of digital logic known as Reciprocal Quantum Logic (RQL). On a gate for gate basis, RQL consumes five orders of magnitude less power than CMOS while running at significantly higher clock speeds. Having demonstrated its performance with basic circuits, we are now developing processors, memories, and larger systems.

The RQL Architect will contribute to a team designing ultra low power supercomputers using RQL. The candidate must have experience designing high performance digital logic. Experience in developing and implementing complex computing systems using state of the art approaches to high performance parallel processing is highly desired.

Candidates must be comfortable working in a research environment with constantly shifting priorities and requirements.

Job responsibilities:

  • Design instruction sets and commands for a high-performance computer system
  • Architect Processors and Memory for a high-performance computer system
  • Evaluate computing architectures for optimal performance on purpose built machines
  • Architect processor/memory units for efficient pipelined processing and performance
  • Interact with customers, both internal and external, to convey architecture principles and concepts
  • Efficient and effective communication of design and architecture to digital designers for implementation, simulation and synthesis ACandT

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other relevant technology field with 14 years of related experience including some digital design experience (12 years with an MS; 9 years with a PhD)

Must have working knowledge of processor architecture concepts

Must be fluent in an RTL language (VHDL, Verilog or SystemC)

Must be a US citizen and able to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience with the entire design process, from design through tape out, through test and acceptance

A Master's degree or PhD in a related field is highly desired.

Familiar with C

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.



Meet Some of Northrop Grumman's Employees

Jacqueline T.

Electrical Engineer

Jacqueline operates on power electronics for Northrop Grumman’s space application projects. She meets with engineering groups, chats with customers, and works on circuit analysis.

Jonathan M.

Electronics Engineer

Jonathan works with avionics industry subject matter experts to come up with new feature developments before implementing those ideas in the Northrop Grumman laboratory.

Back to top