Sr Staff Engineer Circuit Design Linthicum, MD

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 Emerging Capabilities Development Organization of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an exceptionally talented, motivated, and creative Senior Staff Engineer Circuit Design - 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 Sr Staff Engineer Circuit Design Test Engineer will have a technical lead/test architect role in development and execution of digital/analog/mixed signal/RF IC device test solutions for products in various fab technologies and/or levels of integrations. The individual will be responsible for understanding new product test requirements, architecting new test solutions to meet such requirements, developing necessary software and hardware components, and performing verification and validation work required for engineering and production test release. Sr Staff Engineer Circuit Design - Test Engineer is expected to lead the development of new innovations and technologies in manufacturing IC test solutions to help the ATL test team in solving difficult, and often unique, test problems. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, team/peer training and certification, participation in Program discussions for test planning, test cost & schedule development, and assisting management with building resource and test strategy development. The candidate must exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with 14 years related experience or a Master's Degree with 12 years' experience or a PHD with 10 years experience

• Direct semiconductor test software and hardware development experience

• Prior test lead and/or test architect experience, working on developing production test solutions for highly integrated and complex IC's.

• Direct experience in leading a team of test and/or product engineers, responsible for talent development and training

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

• Hands-on hardware skills including probe card and package part fixture/DIB design & coordinating layout & assembly

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

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience/proof of innovative test solution development and implementation (IP disclosures / patents)

• Knowledge of various fab technologies/process, including deep node silicon and III-V devices.

• Experience with developing test solutions for high speed processors, high speed direct sampling ADC/DAC, mmWave RFIC, 3DHI, EO/IR, and/or High Power RF Amplifiers.

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

• Active participation & experience in presenting at various technical conferences

Salary Range: $170,600 - $256,000

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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