Principal/Sr Principal EM Simulation EngineerLinthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10160850

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 2

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 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.

Are you interested in exploring a career on the cutting edge of next-generation circuit design? You'll leverage your current experience and join our team of scientists and engineers in design of integrated circuits for emerging applications in low-temperature environments. You’ll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these design solutions a reality.

The Microelectronics Designs and Applications (MDA) Business Area (BA) of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking motivated and experienced physicists and engineers to join our team of simulation and materials experts to aid in the design and layout of custom, low-power, low-temperature, RF, analog and mixed-signal ASICs. Selected candidates will support Northrop Grumman’s Superconducting ASIC Design, Advanced Technology Laboratory (ATL) Foundry, Electromagnetic Simulations, and RF Packaging teams. Selected candidates will build upon their previous silicon wafer fabrication, materials science, and EM single/multi-port circuit modeling experience to perform circuit simulation, and liaison between Fabrication and EM Simulation teams about silicon materials to improve simulation practice fidelity and knowledge base. The best candidates will be self-driven, motivated by success, and have a strong desire to learn the MDA BA’s fabrication and simulation processes.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Manage, enhance, and maintain high-frequency simulation and Multiphysics software tools such as ANSYS, ADS, COMSOL, etc.

  • Coordinate between different teams and programs to identify problems and provide solutions.

  • Work with Subject Matter Experts (SME) and other team members to develop, document, and propagate best practices.

  • Research novel simulation techniques and implement improvements to current simulation practices and tools.

  • Perform model validation on simulations completed by other team members.

This position requires work on-site in Northrop Grumman Baltimore, MD area facilities.

Basic Qualifications - Principal EM Simulation Engineer:

  • BS in electrical engineering, or a related STEM field, with 5 years of experience, or MS degree with 3 years of experience, or PhD with 0+ years of experience.

  • Knowledge of Fabrication/Foundry 3D EM simulation and validation.

  • Experience with 3D Electromagnetic modeling background with commercial tools such as ANSYS (HFSS/Maxwell3D), COMSOL, etc.

  • Understanding of silicon manufacturing and testing processes.

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

  • Willing to work full-time on-site in Baltimore Maryland.

Basic Qualifications - Sr. Principal EM Simulation Engineer:

  • BS/MS/PhD in electrical engineering, or a related STEM field, with 9/7/4+ years of related professional history involving circuit design and simulation.

  • BS in electrical engineering, or related STEM field, with 9 years of related professional history involving circuit design and simulation, MS with 7 years of experience, or PhD with 4+ years of experience.

  • Mastery of Fabrication/Foundry 3D EM simulation and validation.

  • Proficiency with 3D Electromagnetic modeling background with commercial tools such as ANSYS (HFSS/Maxwell3D), COMSOL, etc.

  • Mastery of silicon manufacturing and testing processes.

  • Able to obtain and maintain TS/SCI Clearance with CI Polygraph. US Citizenship is a requirement for this.

  • Willing to work full-time on-site in Baltimore Maryland.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in physics, electrical engineering, or related STEM field.

  • An interest in superconductivity and Quantum technology.

  • An active TS/SCI clearance with a Polygraph.

  • Modeling validation experience.

  • Parameter extraction experience.

  • Resonant structure analysis.

  • Have a solid understanding of materials and how they interact with RF.

  • Deep understanding of model validation with fabrication/material interactions.

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance with CI Polygraph.

Salary Range: $102,400 - $153,600

Salary Range 2: $127,000 - $190,600

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 conditions.

Employees 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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, 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 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.