Superconducting Electronics Design EngineerLinthicum, 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.

Are you interested in exploring a career in the cutting edge of IC circuit design? You'll leverage your current experience against our training and your team's wealth of knowledge with the goal of designing Reciprocal Quantum Logic (RQL) and superconducting devices in a highly collaborative team environment.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Capabilities division is a leader in the development and manufacture of next generation high-performance computing. Superconducting electronics form the core of our technology, with development thrusts in both quantum and classical logic. Our quantum computing activities include the development of superconducting devices for both quantum annealing and gate-model quantum computation. Our classical computing activities focus on energy-efficient computation using our patented superconducting digital logic technology, RQL. With a well-established impressive performance this technology is appealing for a variety of immediate applications and future research possibilities at a time when Moore's law is dramatically slowing. You'll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these design solutions a reality.

We are seeking motivated Design Engineers or Physicists to join our team in the design of hardware for our superconducting systems. Tasks include machine learning hardware design and code development, preferably with python. The right candidate will be comfortable in a dynamic environment with rapidly developing technologies and tools. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field with 2 years of experience in ither Analog, Digital or Mixed Signal Circuit design (0 years with technical MS or a PhD).

  • Familiarity with machine learning models with a preference for experience in model compression techniques such as quantization.

  • Experience in code development with a preference for python and demonstrated competence with collaborative code development tools such as GitHub.

  • Experience in numerical modeling of physical dynamic systems such as analog or mixed signal electronics design.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Strong communication skills, able to efficiently disseminate information to leadership and respective working group.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement for this.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience in superconducting systems or novel machine learning hardware development is desired but not expected.

  • Knowledge of Quantum Information or Quantum Mechanics

  • Working knowledge of analog/mixed-signal circuit design flow including schematic capture, simulation, layout and physical verification (DRC/LVS)

  • Microwave engineering design background; solid understanding of transmission line theory and matching circuitry

  • Electromagnetic modeling background employing commercial tools, such as HFSS, Clarity, or CST

Salary Range: $81,000 - $121,600

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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