Principal Computational Scientist/Sr. Principal Computational ScientistLinthicum, MD

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About this position:

We are seeking a computational scientist or applied mathematician to deliver significant and ongoing contributions to our growing numerical simulation team.

This candidate will aid in the development of algorithms, codes, and analytical tools that contribute to numerically solving complex mathematical models of physical phenomena related to superconductivity.

The ideal candidate has experience in the numerical simulation and analysis of partial differential equations, knowledge of state-of-the-art scientific computing methods, and the ability to analyze deterministic or stochastic differential equations using techniques commonly utilized in applied mathematics. Strong candidates demonstrate scientific curiosity and are willing to learn about emerging technologies and will be able to effectively communicate their own knowledge to others.

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This position requires work on site at our Linthicum, MD location or our Annapolis Junction, MD location.

Your responsibilities:

  • Build needed physics-based mathematical models and/or improve upon existing models for the accurate description of superconductivity, electromagnetism, and quantum-mechanical systems.

  • Develop and/or implement algorithms, routines, and codes in C, C++ and Python for efficiently solving partial differential equations in a high-performance computing (HPC) environment.

  • Collaborate with numerical simulation team members on code development, testing and validation of simulation tools, and analysis of mathematical or numerical models.

  • Communicate frequently with the simulation team, physicists, engineers, and organizational leadership to determine development requirements and report on progress.

  • Document methods and results in technical papers and presentations.

What you need to be successful in the role:

  • Creative problem-solving skills.

  • Desire to learn new technologies and technical skills necessary to advance them.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate in a small group setting as well as work independently.

  • Strong written and oral Interdisciplinary communication skills.

This position can be filled as a Principal level OR Sr. Principal level. Qualifications for both are listed below:

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Computational Scientist:

  • Ph.D. degree in scientific computation, applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, or a related field and 0-4 years of related work experience.

  • Knowledge of algorithms, methods, software libraries, and other tools commonly used in scientific computation.

  • Proficiency writing code in C, C++ or Fortran; some experience writing code in Python.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with peers in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS/SCI) with polygraph clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement of this.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in scientific computation, numerical analysis, or HPC.

  • Experience implementing numerical methods for numerically solving partial differential equations, nonlinear algebraic equations, or differential-algebraic systems of equations.

  • Experience applying finite element-based methods in the analysis and solution of differential equations.

  • Experience developing mathematical models or validating models against experimental data.

  • Experience working in a high-performance computing environment.

  • Experience writing MPI-based parallel codes and/or scientific codes that make use of general-purpose GPUs.

  • Experience using version control software and familiarity with version control best practices.

  • Experience in creating and maintaining test plans and implementing testing scripts.

  • Knowledge of superconducting physics, quantum mechanics, or condensed matter physics.

  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance.

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Computational Scientist:

  • Ph.D. degree in scientific computation, applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, or a related field with a minimum of 4 years of experience working in a technical capacity involving scientific computation, numerical analysis, or high-performance computing (HPC).

  • Experience implementing numerical methods or leveraging established software libraries to solve partial differential equations, nonlinear algebraic equations, differential-algebraic systems of equations, sparse linear algebra problems, or other types of problems involving scientific computation.

  • Strong proficiency writing code in C, C++ or Fortran; experience writing code in Python.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with peers in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS/SCI) with polygraph clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement of this.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant experience numerically solving partial differential equations in an HPC environment.

  • Experience writing MPI-based parallel codes and/or scientific codes that make use of general-purpose GPUs.

  • Experience applying finite element-based methods in the analysis or solution of differential equations.

  • Experience developing mathematical models or validating models against experimental data.

  • Experience using version control software and familiarity with version control best practices.

  • Experience in creating and maintaining test plans and implementing testing scripts.

  • Knowledge of superconducting physics, quantum mechanics, or condensed matter physics

  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance.

Interested candidates who meet some or all requirements are encouraged to apply. We welcome applicants from all academic, scientific, and personal backgrounds!

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.