Consulting Computer Systems Architect

Northrop Grumman
Linthicum, MD
Dec 03, 2021
Dec 05, 2021
Full Time
Requisition ID: 21011722Category: Information TechnologyLocation: Linthicum - MD, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: PolygraphTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this positionShift: Days (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions Available: 1At 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.The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Processing Systems 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. Our team is chartered with providing the skills to transform computing beyond Moore's Law, advancing development of computer architectures, processing/memory subsystems, and large scale high performance computing systems. You'll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these processing solutions a reality and deliver remarkable new advantages to the warfighter. The Senior Architect will design ultra low power supercomputing processors and computers using RQL. The Senior Computer System Architect must have experience designing pipeline stages and data flow within a multi-core processor or high performance computer system. Experience in developing and implementing complex computing systems using state of the art approaches to high performance parallel processing is highly desired. Candidates must be comfortable working in a research environment with constantly shifting priorities and requirements. This role will be working directly with the customer in the creation, capture and execution of new programs in Transformational Computing. This role will be directly supporting the Transformational Computing director in the new business pursuits.Job Responsibilities:Designing instruction sets and commands for a massively parallel high-performance computer system.Designing data flow pathways for moving data within a massively parallel system efficiently and reliably.Optimizing parallel computing architectures for optimal performance on purpose built machines.Designing arithmetic logic units for efficient pipelined processing. . Interacting with customers, both internal and external, to convey architecture principles and concepts.Efficient and effective communication of design and architecture to digital designers for implementation, simulation and synthesis.Basic Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other relevant technology field with 20 years of relevant experience (18 years with an MS; 15 years with a PhD).Must be fluent in VHDL.Must be familiar with C and/or Matlab.Previous design experience is required.Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI CI Poly clearance (US Citizenship is a prerequisite).Preferred Qualifications:Ability to use, configure, and manager a Cadence Design.Previous experience with entire design process, from design point through tape out through test and acceptance.A Master's Degree or a PhD in related field is highly desirable.Salary Range: 179760 - 269640Employees 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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.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 US Citizenship is required for most positions.