Principal Transformational Physicist Aurora, CO

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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated candidate with a strong background in quantum computation to help us architect quantum computing systems. As part of our group, you will work with a core team of scientists and engineers to make important contributions in the interest of our national defense and security. We are a collaborative and 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 architect, analyze, and code procedures for fault-tolerant quantum error correction, state distillation, and related topics. There are opportunities to branch out in a variety of directions from that starting point.

This position requires work on site located at our Northrop Grumman's facility in Aurora, CO

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a closely related technical discipline (or will complete by June 2024)

  • Strong background in fault-tolerant quantum computation and quantum information theory

  • Familiarity with computational methods for analysis and simulation of quantum protocols

  • Programming experience in C++ and Python

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with polygraph clearance per business requirements (US citizenship is a prerequisite)

  • Proven skill at tackling/solving complex problems

  • Ability to learn new topics quickly in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work well in a collaborative, diverse environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with noise-modeling and/or decoherence mechanisms

  • Familiarity with algorithms, quantum algorithms, and/or theoretical computer science

  • Familiarity with superconducting qubits or superconducting device physics

  • Experience with Mathematica

Salary Range: $120,900 - $181,300

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.

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 most positions.