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Northrop Grumman Principal Physicist/Sr. Principal Physicist in Linthicum, Maryland

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

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 depending on the qualifications below.

Qualifications:

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

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

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.

Job Category : Research and Sciences

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