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Northrop Grumman Principal Cryogenic Test Engineer 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 Processing Solutions is working to develop next generation high performance computing systems to meet the mission demands of the NGMS Networked Information Solutions (NIS) business. Superconducting electronics forms the core of our technology, with a focus on energy-efficient computation including 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. Qualified individuals will join our team in mission to transform computing beyond Moore's Law, advancing development of computer architecture, processing/memory subsystems, and large scale high performance computing systems. You'll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside physicists, design engineers, and superconducting semiconductor foundry engineers to make these processing solutions a reality.

The Networked Information Solutions (NIS) Advanced Processing Solutions business is seeking engineers with cryogenic test experience.


  • Lead and support test development activities for superconducting electronics development

  • Develop automated procedures for superconducting logic device characterization

  • Support the development of test platforms within cost and schedule constraints

  • Document test requirements and procedures

  • Review test plans for accuracy and completeness

  • Support training of junior technical staff (Principal only)


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical area (BSEE or other Engineering discipline preferred) with 5 years of relevant experience with cryogenic microwave test (3 years with technical MS)

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively to team members both verbally and in writing

  • Proficiency in at least one of MATLAB, Python, C, or C++ Experience leading teams or projects

  • Experience troubleshooting electronic test systems

  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with superconducting electronics test platforms

  • Experience with cryogenic test environments

  • Experience with test automation and data analysis in MATLAB

  • Experience with microwave electronics

  • Experience with digital logic test automation

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

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Job Category : Engineering