Northrop Grumman Principal Semiconductor Test Engineer in Linthicum, Maryland
At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.
As a Semiconductor Test Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.
The Advanced Concepts and Technologies (AC&T) group of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Semiconductor Test Engineer for our Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) - located outside of Baltimore, Maryland - where we design, manufacture, and test semiconductor products for internal and commercial production customers as well as emerging technology programs.
Northrop Grumman's ATL semiconductor foundry is a unique capability supporting a range of production microelectronic devices (Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Silicon Carbide, and Carbon Nanotubes) and providing leading edge technology development in superconducting electronics. Our devices enable a number of Northrop Grumman's ground based radars, avionic radars, and space systems. Our multidisciplinary foundry team enables activities from development to sustainment process engineering. ATL is responsible for all aspects of semiconductor technology including design, mask making, wafer fabrication, test, and assembly.
The Semiconductor Test Engineer is responsible for wafer and package level semiconductor test activities. This includes both new product test development and production test support of digital, analog, mix signal or process control monitor devices. Typical tasks include identifying and evaluating test hardware, designing and debugging probe cards and package test fixtures, verifying equipment operation and performance, troubleshooting issues, developing test code, documenting test plans and procedures, evaluating test data, training and certification of test technicians and operators, and performing continuous test improvements. The Test Engineer will interface with test engineering peers, design engineers, product engineers, process engineers, and program managers to resolve issues, optimize test accuracy and capability, improve yields and tester throughput, and meet customer needs.
BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline with 5 years of relevant experience; MS Degree with 3 years experience; PhD with 0 years experience
Experience (industry or coursework) in device testing/design with basic digital, analog, or process monitor device knowledge.
Good understanding of SPC, design of experiments, and industry standard data analysis software packages (JMP, Minitab, SQL, etc.).
Familiarity with set-up and operation of oscilloscopes, source meters, spectrum analyzers, etc.
Source code certification and revision control.
Good communication and problem solving skills and willingness to work as a team.
Demonstrated understanding of process and product documentation requirements.
Aptitude for technology development and laboratory work.
US Citizenship required; Must be able to obtain Secret clearance.
Production environment semiconductor test experience.
Automated Test Equipment and wafer prober operation.
Basic programming, database access and instrument control experience.
Advanced test methodologies including scan, BIST, discrete structures.
Labview, TestStand C#, Perl, Python, Visual Basic coding experience.
Versed in test fixture and PCB design.
Familiar various tester platforms: Teradyne, National Instruments, Keithley, Advantest - Experience with rack and stack type of test systems.
Soldering and test fixture building skills.
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