Principal OR Sr. Principal Computational ScientistLinthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10160637

  • Category: Research and Sciences

  • Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America | Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Polygraph

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 2

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.

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.

We are seeking a computational physicist, computational scientist, or applied mathematician to fill the role of a high-performance computing computational physicist. This candidate will use and develop algorithms, codes, and analytical tools to numerically solve complex mathematical models of physical phenomena related to superconductivity while interacting with experimental colleagues to solve complex problems.

The ideal candidate has knowledge of state-of-the-art scientific computing methods, experience in joint experimental-theory collaborations, and experience with models of superconductivity. Strong candidates demonstrate scientific curiosity and are excited to participate in the evolution of new technologies and can effectively communicate their own knowledge to others.

This position requires work on site at our Linthicum, MD location or our Annapolis Junction, MD location.

Your responsibilities:

  • Implement algorithms and codes for large-scale simulation of mathematical models in a high-performance computing (HPC) environment.

  • Incorporate input from the scientific computing team on code development, testing, and validation of simulation tools, as well as creation of model pipelines or workflows.

  • Communicate iteratively and regularly with the simulation team, physicists, engineers, and organizational leadership to determine development requirements and report on progress.

  • Develop physics-based mathematical models and/or improve upon existing models for the accurate description of superconductivity, electromagnetism, and quantum-mechanical systems.

  • Document methods and results in technical papers and presentations; document code for users and other developers.

What you need to be successful in the role:

  • Innovative problem-solving skills.

  • 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 for a Principal Computational Scientist:

  • Bachelor’s degree in physics, applied mathematics, scientific computation, computer science, materials science and engineering, or a related field with 5 years of relevant experience (3 years with an M.S. or 0 years with a Ph.D.).

  • Proficiency with physics-based simulations and simulation output visualizations including python-based tools and libraries.

  • Knowledge of algorithms, methods, software libraries, and other tools commonly used in scientific computation.

  • Ability to productively communicate with peers in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS/SCI) with polygraph clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement of this.

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Computational Physicist:

  • Bachelor’s degree in physics, applied mathematics, scientific computation, computer science, materials science and engineering, or a related field with 9 years of relevant experience (7 years with an M.S. or 4 years with a Ph.D.).

  • Proficiency with physics-based simulations and simulation output visualizations including python-based tools and libraries.

  • Knowledge of algorithms, methods, software libraries, and other tools commonly used in scientific computation.

  • Experience and ability in leading peers in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS/SCI) with polygraph clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement of this.

Preferred Qualifications for both Principal and Sr. Principal Computational Scientist:

  • Background in computational physics, scientific computation, or high-performance computing.

  • Experience implementing numerical methods for numerically solving differential equations.

  • Experience developing physics-based mathematical models and validating models against experimental data.

  • Experience working in a high-performance computing environment.

  • Experience using version control software and familiarity with version control best practices.

  • Knowledge of multiscale modeling approaches and/or multi-physics simulations.

  • Knowledge of superconducting physics, quantum mechanics, or condensed matter physics.

  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance.

Salary Range: $123,900 - $185,900

Salary Range 2: $153,600 - $230,400

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.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.