Principal / Sr. Principal Cryogenic Engineer Systems - Transformational ComputingLinthicum, MD

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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.

Responsibilities for the Principal / Sr. Principal Cryogenic Systems Engineer position include:

  • Demonstrating project management skills and championing process improvement activities

  • Establishing and analyzing test procedures.

  • Devising and implementing methods and procedures for evaluating the accuracy of test stand installs and qualification.

  • Devising and implementing methods and procedures for tracking test assets, and developing 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.

  • Providing reports 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.

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.

  • This position requires the applicant to be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with poly clearance per business requirements.

  • 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.

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.

  • This position requires the applicant to be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with poly clearance per business requirements.

  • 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.

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

  • Experience with superconducting electronics test platforms

  • Experience with cryogenic test environments

  • Experience with microwave electronics

  • Experience with systems software such as MatLab, Solidworks, or LabView.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements.

  • Active TS/SCI with poly security clearance

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Salary Range: $102,400 - $160,900

Salary Range 2: $127,000 - $199,600

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.

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