Principal / Sr. Principal Test Engineer - Transformational ComputingLinthicum, 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 Systems Engineering group is seeking a test engineer to join our devices test team.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and support test and test development activities for Quantum electronics research and development.

  • Testing procedures for the characterization and validation of quantum device function.

  • Support the current and future development of test platforms within function, cost and schedule constraints.

  • Document and implement test requirements and procedures.

  • Review test plans for accuracy and completeness.

  • Compile data and help to define changes required in testing methodology, equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements.

This position will serve on-site in Linthicum / Annapolis Junction, MD.

This position can be filled at either the Pincipal OR Sr. Principal Systems Engineer level. Qualifications for both listed below.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Test Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or a similar technical discipline with 5 years of related experience, or 3 years with a Master's Degree, or 0 years with a PhD.

  • Work knowledge in the use of at least one of the following programing languages; MATLAB, Python, C, or C++.

  • Practiced experience with RF test equipment such as: O-scopes, Network analyzer, spectrum analyzers, etc.

  • Strong analytic skills and familiarity in performing data analysis.

  • Knowledgeable in basic principles of microelectronic device physics.

  • Ability to communicate effectively to team members both written and verbally.

  • This position requires the applicant to be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with poly clearance per business requirements .

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Test Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or a similar technical discipline with 9 years of related experience, or 7 years with a Master's Degree, or 4 years with a PhD.

  • Work knowledge in the use of at least one of the following programing languages; MATLAB, Python, C, or C++.

  • Practiced experience with RF test equipment such as: O-scopes, Network analyzer, spectrum analyzers, etc.

  • Strong analytic skills and familiarity in performing data analysis.

  • Knowledgeable in basic principles of microelectronic device physics.

  • Ability to communicate effectively to team members both written and verbally.

  • This position requires the applicant to be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with poly clearance per business requirements .

Preferred Qualifications of Principal /Sr. Principal Test Engineer:

  • Experience in superconducting electronics and associated test platforms test platforms.

  • Expertise of the principles of superconductivity.

  • Familiarity working with cryogens and/or cryogenic test systems.

  • Prior experience working in a laboratory environment.

  • RF device test experience.

  • Adept at leading small teams of engineers and/or technicians.

  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and requirements.

  • Active TS/SCI with poly security clearance .

Salary Range: $102,400 - $160,900

Salary Range 2: $127,000 - $199,600

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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