Sr Principal Engineer Circuit DesignLinthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10160019

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • 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: 1

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.

The Northrop Grumman Microelectronics Center is seeking an exceptionally talented, motivated, and creative Senior Principal Engineer 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 manufacturing test methodologies is essential.

The Senior Principal Engineer Test Engineer will support development and execution of Process Control Monitoring device test for various fab technologies. The individual will be responsible for understanding test requirements, documenting test plans, and developing necessary software and hardware solutions. Administrative and technical responsibilities include test software and hardware development, daily and forward-looking test scheduling, test data integrity, equipment/software improvements, and supporting the procurement of 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). The candidate must exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Test Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with 9 years related experience or a Master's Degree with 7 years' experience.

  • Be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite).

  • Direct semiconductor test engineering experience.

  • Direct experience in leading with a team of test and product engineers.

  • Software skills in a modern language such as C#, Python, C++ or Java.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree GPA of 3.3/4.0 or higher.

  • Experience making discreet device measurements.

  • Knowledge of Process Control Monitoring (PCM) devices.

  • Experience with wafer or die testing, including ATE Tester and prober operation.

  • Direct hands-on experience building / repairing test hardware.

  • Experience with statistical process control methodologies and software.

  • Exhibit leadership & teamwork capabilities, interpersonal communication skills, both inside and outside of work environment(professional/community/extracurricular).

  • Direct experience in preparing and presenting presentations to cross-functional teams.

Salary Range: $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.