Staff High Performance Compute Systems Engineer, Transformational Computing Linthicum, MD

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.

The Transformational Computing business within Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is a highly motivated, talented, and growing organization focused on advancing the science and engineering of superconducting electronic systems into new capabilities and products. Transformational Computing is developing the technologies to transform computing beyond Moore's Law by advancing development of computer architectures, processing and memory subsystems, and large scale high performance computing systems.

The Systems Engineering group is seeking an experienced High Performance Compute (HPC) Traffic Modeling Engineer to perform front-end system design activities and product development. Reporting to the Systems Engineering Lead, the HPN/HPC Traffic Modeling Engineer will collaborate with research scientists and product teams to perform system architecture and design activities. As a member of the product development teams, the HPN/HPC Traffic Modeling Engineer will develop advanced computing research into product designs and architectures. While the focus is on hardware/software systems, a cross-functional team will be needed that can apply aspects of microwave and analog electronics, digital hardware design, mechanical and thermal design, and environmental control.

The HPN/HPC Traffic Modeling Engineer will:

  • Lead the systems engineering effort, support systems and the target transformational computing system. This senior systems engineering role is expected to work across the transformational computing group.

  • The systems engineer will be responsible for the definition of system requirements and associated verification and validation approaches. The system engineer shall be expected to work with customers, scientists and engineers.

  • The systems engineering effort will use a model-based systems engineering methodology as adapted to support an R&D environment in support of the development of tools and advanced computational systems.

  • As part of a cross-functional systems team, mentor, and cross-train other team members.

  • Lead the trade study definition, metrics development and evaluations for the use of novel technologies to aid in the development of support tools and target transformational computing systems.

  • Working with the SEIT Lead, they will lead, establish, and enforce the adoption of standard processes, configuration management, and good engineering practices

  • Engage in systems thinking and demonstrate technical leadership.

  • Willingness to learn and understand state of the art concepts and technologies that are foundational to the transformational computing technical architectures.

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

Basic Qualifications for Staff HPN/HPC Traffic Modeling 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 14 years of related experience, or 12 years with a Master's Degree, or 9 years with a PhD.

  • The 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.

  • Experience and direct technical knowledge of at least four of the following:

  • High Performance Networking/ High Performance Compute Traffic Modeling and associated analysis.

  • Developing detailed models of the high performance computer system capable of accurately projecting performance.

  • Analyzing and optimizing traffic patterns in complex, high performance computer networks.

  • Working with Systems Engineering and Digital Design teams to ensure that the architecture meets requirements and is implemented correctly on an FPGA or ASIC platform.

  • Interacting with customers, both internal and external, to convey architecture principles and concepts.

  • Efficient and effective communication of design and architecture to digital designers for implementation, simulation, and synthesis.

Preferred Qualifications for Staff HPN/HPC Traffic Modeling Engineer :

  • Experience leading cross functional teams.

  • Experience in custom hardware system design.

  • Knowledge or experience in microwave, high speed digital, or cryogenic test.

  • Active TS/SCI with CI/FS poly security clearance.

Salary Range: $153,600 - $241,400

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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