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Staff Fault Tolerant Computational Physicist with Security Clearance

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10153576--- *Category:* Research and Sciences--- *Location:* Aurora, Colorado, United States of America--- *Clearance Type:* Polygraph--- *Telecommute:* No- Teleworking not available for this position--- *Shift:* Days (United States of America)--- *Travel Required:* Yes, 10% of the Time--- *Relocation Assistance:* Relocation assistance may be available--- *Positions Available:* 1 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 comeOur 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 moonWe 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 wayOur 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 impossibleOur employees are not only part of history, they're making historyAt 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 comeOur 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 moonWe 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 wayOur 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 impossibleOur employees are not only part of history, they're making historyNorthrop Grumman is seeking a motivated candidate with a strong background in quantum computation to help us architect quantum computing systemsAs part of our group, you will work with a core team of scientists and engineers to make important contributions in the interest of our national defense and securityWe are a collaborative and hard-working team that strives to foster a culture of belonging, mentorship, and personal growthWe are passionate about creating innovative solutions to exciting multi-disciplinary challenges! As a member of our team you will architect, analyze, and code procedures for fault-tolerant quantum error correction, state distillation, and related topicsThere are opportunities to branch out in a variety of directions from that starting point*This position requires work on site located at our **Northrop Grumman's facility in Aurora, CO* *Basic Qualifications:*--- Ph.Din Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a closely related technical discipline with 9+ years of professional experience post-graduation.--- Strong background in fault-tolerant quantum computation and quantum information theory--- Familiarity with computational methods for analysis and simulation of quantum protocols--- Programming experience in C++ and Python--- Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance per business requirements (US citizenship is required)--- Proven skill at tackling/solving complex problems--- Ability to learn new topics quickly in a fast-paced environment--- Ability to work well in a collaborative, diverse environment *Preferred Qualifications:*--- Familiarity with noise-modeling and/or decoherence mechanisms--- Familiarity with algorithms, quantum algorithms, and/or theoretical computer science--- Familiarity with superconducting qubits or superconducting device physics--- Experience with Mathematica--- Active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance *Salary Range: *$190,500 - $285,700 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 conditionsEmployees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base payAnnual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company resultsEmployees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term IncentivesIn 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 businessThe application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting dateHowever, 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 workforceWe 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 classFor our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visitU.SCitizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

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