Principal Superconducting PCM Physicist/Sr. Principal Superconducting PCM PhysicistLinthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10155147

  • Category: Research and Sciences

  • Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Polygraph

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: No

  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace! Do you enjoy a culture where your voice is valued? Start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. Here at Northrop Grumman, we take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today. As a company, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive workforce and understand that our employees are at their best with a healthy work-life balance, both of which are examples of the many benefits of joining our team!

Are you passionate about solving important problems that impact the world we live in?

Are you seeking for purposeful work that will shape the future?

Are you looking to join a technically rich and diverse environment that respects you for who you are?

If so, we may have a place for you!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal Superconducting PCM Physicist or Sr. Principal Superconducting PCM Physicist

This position requires onsite fulltime work onsite at our Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) facility in Linthicum, Maryland or our Annapolis Junction, MD location.

We are seeking a motivated Physicist to help us test the next generation of high-performance computing solutions! Our technology is built around superconducting electronics and energy efficient computation. You will work with a team of scientists and engineers to design, fabricate, and test superconducting electronics focused on process control monitoring and reporting. We are a hard-working team that strives to foster a culture of belonging, mentorship, and personal growth. We are passionate about creating innovative solutions to exciting multi-disciplinary challenges!

As a member of our team:

  • You will be interfaceing between the test teams and software teams to understand software requirements and to prototype software, such as baseline tools, updating the existing framework, designing software architecture, and develop instrument drivers.

  • You will be assisting the launching of tools developed by the software team, helping troubleshoot test lab bugs, and any other software related issues that arise during test operations.

  • You will be responsible for maintaining codebase through building unit tests and peer reviewing pull requests.

  • You will be prototyping and improving test automation procedures, for example developing test modules that are able to collect metrics for a new design of experiment in an automated fashion.

  • You will be involved in the collaboration efforts to stand up novel test stand capabilities while understanding the full scope of the effort including hardware and software.

What you need to be successful in the role:

  • Interest in interfacing with the test teams to optimize test automation.

  • Motivation to learn new technologies and technical skills.

  • Penchant for applying theoretical physics to empirical data.

  • Ability to collaborate in a small group setting (4-7 people) as well as work independently.

This position can be filled as either a PrincipalSuperconducting PCMPhysicist or a Sr. Principal Superconducting PCM Physicist. Qualifications for both are listed below:

Basic Qualifications for Principal Superconducting PCM Physicist:

  • PhD in experimental physics, electrical engineering, or a related field (or will complete by December 2024) ; OR Master's Degree and 3 years of relevant professional experience; OR a Bachelor's Degree with 5 plus years of relevant professional experience.

  • Experience designing and executing experiments in physics or electronic device research.

  • Experience with instrument control over TCP IP or GPIB.

  • Experience with RF test equipment such as: Oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, arbitrary waveform generators, digital multimeters, source meters. .

  • Experience working in a lab environment and considerable coding experience.

  • The ability to demonstrate strong communication skills and to work on a diverse multi-disciplinary team.

  • A strong ability to learn new topics quickly and independently solve problems in a fast-paced environment.

  • Clearance : Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance with polygraph (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite).

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Superconducting PCM Physicist:

  • PhD in experimental physics, electrical engineering, or a related field and 4 plus years' of relevant professional experience; Master's Degree and 7 years of relevant professional experience; Bachelor's Degree and 9 plus years' of relevant professional experience.

  • Experience designing and executing experiments in physics or electronic device research.

  • Experience with instrument control over TCP IP or GPIB.

  • Experience with RF test equipment such as: Oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, arbitrary waveform generators, digital multimeters, source meters.

  • Experience working in a lab environment and considerable coding experience.

  • The ability to demonstrate strong communication skills and to work on a diverse multi-disciplinary team.

  • A strong ability to learn new topics quickly and independently solve problems in a fast-paced environment.

  • Clearance : Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance with polygraph (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite).

Preferred Qualifications for both Principal or Sr. Principal Superconducting PCM Physicist:

  • A PhD in Experimental Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.

  • Deep expertise of cryogenic experimental methods.

  • Experience with superconducting electronics or digital circuits.

  • Experience with cryogenic test systems.

  • Ability to automate experimental tasks using high level and built-in software languages.

  • Experience with integrating theory, design, and testing methodology to improve the product development cycle within an agile framework.

  • An active TS/SCI clearance with a Polygraph.

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.