Northrop Grumman Analog Mixed Signal IC Designer 3/4 in Linthicum, Maryland

Did you know that Northrop Grumman's Advanced Technology Lab is developing a new family of superconducting digital logic known as Reciprocal Quantum Logic (RQL)? On a gate for gate basis, RQL consumes five orders of magnitude less power than CMOS while running at significantly higher clock speeds. Having demonstrated its performance with basic circuits, we are now developing processors, memories, and larger systems.

We are seeking an Analog/Mixed Signal IC Design Engineer who will be responsible for the design and layout of superconducting integrated circuits to support the development of Northrop Grumman's patented RQL circuit family. You will use your skills as an Integrated Circuit designer while learning about superconducting circuit design.

Tasks will include schematic capture, circuit simulation, circuit layout, physical verification (Layout vs. Schematic and Design Rule Checking), and parasitic extraction for a variety of superconducting circuits. The right candidate will be comfortable in a dynamic environment with rapidly developing technologies and tools. Verilog-A or Verilog-AMS and electronics test lab experience are a plus.

This job may be filled at a level 3 or a level 4 based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for a level 3:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical area with 5 years experiencein Analog and or Mixed Signal Circuit design (3 years with technical MS or 0 years with a PhD)

  • Experience with some of the following: IC custom design tools (e.g. Cadence or Mentor) for schematic capture, circuit simulation, and full custom layout; mixed-signal circuit design experience (Digital and Analog); physical verification utilizing Cadence Assura

  • Able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement of this.

Basic Qualifications for a level 4:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical area with 9 years experiencein Analog/Mixed Signal Circuit design (7 years with technical MS or 4 years with a PhD)

  • Experience with some of the following: IC custom design tools (e.g. Cadence or Mentor) for schematic capture, circuit simulation, and full custom layout; mixed-signal circuit design experience (Digital and Analog); physical verification utilizing Cadence Assura

  • Able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement of this.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree either MS or PhD

  • Current Secret clearance

  • Experience performing chip level integration

  • Strong design automation skills

  • Experience with analog behavioral modeling

  • Electronics test lab experience

  • Experience with low-temperature experimental measurements, microwave engineering

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.