Northrop Grumman Material Scientist/Principal Material Scientist in Linthicum, Maryland
At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Capabilities sector is leading development of next generation high performance computing systems for Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions (CIMS). These systems are designed using our patented superconducting digital logic technology - Reciprocal Quantum Logic (RQL). On a gate for gate basis, RQL consumes orders of magnitude less power than CMOS while running at significantly higher clock speeds. Having demonstrated its performance with basic circuits, Northrop Grumman is advancing the technology in development of processors, memory subsystems, and large scale high performance computing systems. The Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions (CIMS) Advanced Capabilities sector is seeking a Material Scientist or a Principal Mechanical Engineer with experience in cryogenics thermal engineering to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The qualified cryogenics thermal engineer researches and implements new thermal management technologies, develops analytical models to predict thermal performance of cryogenic systems, and designs, develops, and performs testing on thermal systems operating in the cryogenic realm. The ideal engineer will have experience in developing detailed thermal models, interfacing with hardware designed for cryogenic systems (including dewars and refrigerators), and have some mechanical design experience. This position focuses on developing processes and testing facilities designed to be cooled with liquid helium. Knowledge of liquid helium operations is a plus. Knowledge of thermal analysis software (COMSOL, IcePak, Sinda/Fluint) or similar platforms is preferred. The ability to work with an integrated product team of diverse engineers is necessary. The ability to follow, improve, and develop cryogenic thermal engineering processes is desirable. Knowledge of cryogenic safety systems is a plus. This is a dual band requisition and may be filled as a Material Scientist or a Principal Material Scientist. The qualifications for both are listed below:
Basic Qualifications for a Material Scientist: Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field, specializing in thermodynamics and heat transfer, with 2 or more years of cryogenic experience or a M.S Degree with 0 years of experience. Hands on experience handling liquid helium Computer skills in thermal analytical tools Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in an interactive group environment are essential The ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance, U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite Basic Qualifications for Principal Material Scientist: Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, or related field, specializing in thermodynamics, with 5 or more years of cryogenic experience, a M.S Degree with 3 years of experience or a Ph. D with 0 years of experience. Hands on experience handling liquid helium Computer skills in thermal analytical tools Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in an interactive group environment are essential The ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance, U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite. Preferred Qualifications: A Master or PhD degree in one or more of the fields mentioned above Working knowledge of ADRs and Dilution Refrigeration Electronics cooling experience Design and analysis experience with superconducting circuitry CAD/CAM experience Secret or higher clearance 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Job Category : Engineering