Northrop Grumman Semiconductor/ RF Test Engineer 3/4 in Linthicum, Maryland

The Advanced Concepts and Technologies (AC&T) group of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an exceptionally talented, motivated, and creative Semiconductor/RF 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, Silicon Germanium, Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Silicon Carbide, 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. Join us for the chance to work with an amazing, experienced, and talented team while helping serve your country. Enjoy the opportunity to grow and learn with a variety of challenging projects in R&D, ongoing long term programs, and new programs targeting future military platforms.

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 candidate must be a strong team participant, have excellent communication skills, and be resourceful and multitalented. A strong understanding of semiconductor technology and microelectronic process engineering is essential.

The Semiconductor/RF Test Engineer will support development and execution of RF MMIC and SOC test for multiple technologies including GaAs/GaN/SiGe. The Test Engineer will be responsible for understanding the test requirements, documenting the test plan, and developing the software and hardware solution necessary.

Administrative and technical responsibility includes test software and hardware development, daily and forward-looking test scheduling, test data integrity, equipment/software improvements, and supporting the procurement of both expense and capital test equipment. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ensuring configuration control of test software and hardware, test quality, test documentation quality, test equipment calibration, and compliance to customer documents (e.g. Source Control Documents). Excellent verbal and written communication skills also required.

This req may be filled as a level 3 or a level 4 depending on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for a level 3:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related technical area with at least 5 years of relevant experience (3 years with an MS and 0 years with a PhD), including experience in electrical test development

  • Software programming experience is absolutely required

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance (US citizenship required)

Basic Qualifications for a level 4:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related technical area with at least 9 years of relevant experience (7 years with an MS and 4 years with a PhD), including experience in electrical test development

  • Software programming experience is absolutely required

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance (US citizenship required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Semiconductor testing experience - MMIC wafer level RF test, SOC RF and functional pattern testing

  • Experience with Network analyzers, Spectrum analyzers, Electroglas Probers, Wedge probes and Probecards, Keithley test equipment

  • Experience with operating Systems such as UNIX and Windows

  • Programming experience with some of these: C++, Visual Basic, Perl

  • Active secret clearance

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.

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 most positions.