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Quantum Test Engineer/Principal Quantum Test Engineer

Northrop Grumman
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Capabilities division is leading the development of the next generation of high-performance computing. Superconducting electronics forms the core of our technology, with development thrusts in both quantum and classical logic. Our quantum computing activities include the development of superconducting devices for both quantum annealing and gate-model quantum computation. Our classical computing activities focus on energy-efficient computation using 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 Capabilities division seeks experienced test engineers to develop these technologies into high-performance computing systems. You'll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside physicists, design engineers, and superconducting foundry engineers to make these technologies a reality.

**Responsibilities:**

+ Lead and support test development activities for superconducting quantum computing
+ Develop automated procedures for qubit characterization and tune-up
+ 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)

**This position can be filled at a Quantum Test Engineer level OR a Principal Quantum Test Engineer level. Qualifications for both levels are listed below:**

**Qualifications:**

**Basic Qualifications for Quantum Test Engineer:**

+ Bachelor's degree in a technical area (BSEE or other Engineering discipline preferred) with 2 years of relevant experience with cryogenic microwave test.
+ 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 troubleshooting electronic test systems
+ US Citizenship

**Basic Qualifications for Principal Quantum Test Engineer:**

+ 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

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Experience with superconducting qubit test
+ Experience with milliKelvin test platforms including dilution refrigerators
+ Experience with test automation and data analysis in MATLAB
+ Experience with microwave electronics
+ Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements

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

**Job Category** : Engineering
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Posted: 2020-05-21 Expires: 2020-06-20

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