Principal OR Sr. Principal Design PhysicistLinthicum, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace! Do you enjoy a culture where your voice is valued? Start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. Here at Northrop Grumman, we take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today. As a company, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive workforce and understand that our employees are at their best with a healthy work-life balance, both of which are examples of the many benefits of joining our team!

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Processing Solutions (APS) Business pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines the leading edge of exotic new technologies, and drives advances in the sciences. One of our most challenging new fields is Transformational Computing, which combines the unique properties of superconductivity and quantum mechanics to develop radical new energy-efficient computing systems.

We are seeking a motivated device/quantum/solid-state physicist to help us design the next generation of high-performance computing solutions! You will be a part of a team of scientists and engineers making these processing solutions a reality and deliver remarkable new advantages to the warfighter. We are a 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

  • Design superconducting quantum circuits, including circuit schematics, physical layout, and integration.

  • Simulate circuit behavior to bound critical RF parameters prior to fabrication.

  • Support research activities by integrating quantum techniques/skillsets alongside classical circuit and microchip engineers.

  • Collaborate closely with the fabrication and test teams.

This position requires work onsite at our Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) facility in Linthicum, Maryland or our Annapolis Junction, MD location.

This position can be filled at the Principal Design Physicist level OR the Sr. Principal Design Physicist level. Qualifications for both are listed below:

Basic Qualifications for Principal Design Physicist:

  • A master's degree in physics, electrical engineering, or a related STEM field with 3 years of related experience; PhD in physics, electrical engineering or related STEM field.

  • Knowledge of Quantum Mechanics and Electromagnetics.

  • Two years of specific experience in one or more of the following:

  • Coding/designing and running simulations, with a focus on cross-platform interfacing.

  • Planning and executing circuit design and validation.

  • Implementing Design of Experiments (DoE) concepts, including interactions with test teams.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with polygraph clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications for Principal Design Physicist:

  • A Doctoral degree.

  • A deep understanding of superconductivity.

  • An understanding of low temperature experimental practices.

  • An active TS/SCI clearance with a Polygraph.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Design Physicist:

  • A master's degree in physics, electrical engineering, or a related STEM field with 7 years of related experience; PhD in physics, electrical engineering or related STEM field with 4 years of related work experience.

  • Knowledge of Quantum Mechanics and Electromagnetics.

  • Two years of specific experience in one or more of the following:

  • Coding/designing and running simulations, with a focus on cross-platform interfacing.

  • Planning and executing circuit design and validation.

  • Implementing Design of Experiments (DoE) concepts, including interactions with test teams.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with polygraph clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications for Sr. Principal Design Physicist:

  • A Doctoral degree.

  • A deep understanding of superconductivity.

  • An understanding of low temperature experimental practices.

  • An active TS/SCI clearance with a Polygraph.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.