Principal / Sr. Principal Cryogenic Engineer Systems (CLEARANCE REQUIRED) Linthicum, 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.

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. The Advanced Technology Lab of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking Cryogenic Test Management engineers. The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman's Transformational Technology Business Area. Transformational Technology is focused on developing state-of-the-art next generation superconducting electronics (SCE) and advanced computing technologies.

Qualified Cryogenic systems engineers will have experience and specific technical knowledge of at least four of the following responsibilities :

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Championing process improvement activities.

  • Establishing and analyzing test procedures.

  • Devises and implements methods and procedures for evaluating the accuracy of test stand installs and qualification.

  • Devises and implements methods and procedures for tracking test assets, and develop a plan for periodic review of assets activity (e.g., in use, idle, at calibration, needs repair/upgrade, awaiting final disposition, etc.) across multiple labs.

  • Provide a monthly report on the status of all assets to the program offices as required.

This position will serve on-site in Linthicum / Annapolis Junction, MD.

This position can be filled at either Principal Cryogenic Systems Engineer OR Sr. Principal Cryogenic Systems Engineer. Qualifications for both listed below.

This position is contingent upon active TS/SCI with poly clearance per business requirements.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Cryogenic Systems Engineer :

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics with 5 years of related experience, or 3 years with a Master's Degree, or 0 years with a PhD.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

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

  • Experience troubleshooting electronic test systems

  • Cabling and Rack installation/cyber system integration experience.

  • US Citizenship with a current active TS/SCI with poly clearance per business requirements.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Cryogenic Systems Engineer :

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics with 9 years of related experience, or 7 years with a Master's Degree, or 4 years with a PhD.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

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

  • Experience troubleshooting electronic test systems.

  • Cabling and Rack installation/cyber system integration experience.

  • US Citizenship with a current active TS/SCI with poly clearance per business requirements.

Preferred Qualifications for Principal / Sr. Principal Cryogenic Systems Engineer :

  • Experience with superconducting electronics test platforms

  • Experience with cryogenic test environments

  • Experience with microwave electronics

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements

Salary Range: $99,800 - $157,000

Salary Range 2: $123,800 - $194,500

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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.

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