Advanced Computing Research Consultant

The Challenge:

What if you could use your scientific and engineering skills to inform advanced research projects in high-performance computing systems for next generation defense applications? As an advanced computing consultant, you understand the power inherent in harnessing novel devices, hardware architectures, and emerging algorithms for computation systems of transformative speed and capability. That knowledge is key when it comes to assisting the DoD with strategic consulting on new technologies to improve performance for future computing systems.

In this role, you'll work with world-class scientists and engineers to impact national security investment through the development of cutting-edge technologies for military applications. You'll leverage your technical expertise to support senior DoD decision makers with the strategic evaluation of new concepts and assessments of technological gaps in need of investment, recommendations on the feasibility and potential impact of future research programs by preparing in-depth analyses, conducting background research, traveling to R&D facilities, and interfacing with the R&D community. You will work closely with government clients to track and evaluate the progress of sponsored research and communicate technical findings to a wide audience. This position is located in Arlington, VA.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience in benchmarking of high-performance computing systems, or R&D in quantum computing, quantum algorithms, or novel computational architectures and algorithms
  • Experience with superconducting electronics design, fabrication, and performance modeling
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • BA or BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with performance and error modeling of computational systems and low-level hardware, including simulation program with integrated circuit emphasis (SPICE), or hardware description languages (HDL)
  • Experience with superconductor and semiconductor fabrication tools and processes
  • Experience collaborating with multiple organizations on government-sponsored research activities
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Active Secret clearance preferred
  • PhD degree in EE, Physics, CS, Mathematics, or a related field with a focus in quantum computing preferred


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Build Your Career:

When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other professionals doing similar work across multiple markets. You’ll share best practices and work through challenges as you gain experience and mentoring to develop your career. In addition, you will have access to a wealth of training resources through our Engineering & Science University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 tech courses, certifications and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of experts who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.

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