Cryogenic Thermal AnalystLinthicum, MD

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The Northrop Grumman 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 combines the unique properties of superconductivity and quantum mechanics to develop radical new energy-efficient computing systems. Our team is chartered with providing the skills to transform computing beyond Moore's Law, advancing development of computer architectures, processing/memory subsystems, and large-scale high-performance computing systems. You'll work in a R&D environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these processing solutions a reality and deliver remarkable new advantages to the warfighter.

The Networked Information Solutions (NIS) Advanced Processing Solutions business is seeking Thermal Engineers to join our Simulation and Modeling team.

This position requires work onsite at either our Advanced Technologies Laboratory located in Linthicum, MD or in Annapolis Junction, MD

Candidate will work as a thermal engineer supporting the development of superconducting computing technologies. Responsibilities include creating low temperature numerical models, running experiments measuring material thermal properties, boundary resistances, and heating in components. The job will often require deep dives into literature to understand the unique physics that occurs in the sub-Kelvin/nanoscale regime.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science in: Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics or related field specializing in thermodynamics and heat transfer with 2 years of professional experience, a M.S Degree with at least 6+ months of related research or working experience.

  • Working knowledge of thermal analysis software (COMSOL, IcePak, Sinda/Fluint) or similar.

  • Experience with and proficiency in:

  • Problem solving and analytical skills

  • Heat transfer and thermodynamics

  • Experimental design

  • Ability to communicate effectively to team members both verbally and in writing.

  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Design and analysis experience simulating heat transfer within superconducting circuitry.

  • Working knowledge of cryogenic test systems; dilution refrigeration, 4 K cryo-coolers, Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigeration (ADR) and liquid helium immersion.

  • Experience in modeling mechanical structures in; Solidworks, NX or similar.

  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and requirements.

  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance

Salary Range: $83,300 - $124,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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