Staff RF/Analog Mixed-Signal IC Design EngineerLinthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10160620

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America | McClellan, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Polygraph

  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Are you interested in exploring a career on the cutting edge of IC 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 of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking motivated and experienced Integrated Circuit (IC) Design Engineers to join our team in the design and layout of custom, low-power, RF, analog and mixed signal circuits. The ideal candidate will have experience designing high frequency, low-noise circuits in a range of technology nodes; experience with RF CMOS and SiGe HBTs is highly desirable. Background in high frequency electromagnetic modeling is a plus. Experience with on-wafer RF testing is also desirable.

​What You’ll get to Do:

Candidate will be expected to coordinate and lead a team of IC designers and layout engineers to produce high performing, low noise RF circuits.

Tasks will include schematic capture, circuit simulation, circuit layout, physical verification (LVS, DRC), and parasitic extraction for a variety of RF, analog and mixed signal circuits. The right candidate will be comfortable in a dynamic environment with rapidly developing technologies and tools. The right candidate will have experience in custom circuit design with Cadence Virtuoso and modeling circuit performance using ADE/Spectre and/or ADS. The candidate must be able to take a design from concept through modeling, layout and verification and create a test plan based on circuit requirements. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.

This position requires work on site in either Baltimore, MD or Sacramento, CA area facilities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field with 14 years of experience in either Analog, Digital or Mixed Signal Circuit design (12 years with MSc or 9 years with a PhD)

  • Solid understanding of circuit design theory; extensive hands-on custom circuit design experience.

  • Working knowledge of the IC design flow including schematic capture, simulation, layout, and physical verification (DRC/LVS).

  • Proficiency with Cadence Virtuoso for schematic capture, circuit simulation, and custom layout; physical verification using Assura or Calibre.

  • Microwave engineering background; understanding of s-parameters and impedance matching techniques.

  • Proficient use of ADS for linear and nonlinear circuit characterization.

  • Ability to lead an IC design project from concept through tapeout. Create and maintain chip design schedule and meet tight deadlines in accordance with the overall program schedule.

  • Good understanding of IC manufacturing and testing processes.

  • Experience with product validation and testing.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, able to efficiently disseminate information to leadership and respective working group.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Design chip lead with a proven record of successful tapeouts; ability to design sub-blocks and perform chip level integration.

  • 10+ years of circuit design experience in a variety of technology nodes; experience designing with SiGe HBTs is a plus.

  • Design of passive and active RF circuits up to 10GHz.

  • Experience implementing low noise techniques for noise-critical blocks such as LNAs, mixers, op-amps.

  • Proficient use of commercial tools in predicting the noise behavior of devices and circuits; understanding of device noise modeling.

  • 2D and 3D Electromagnetic modeling background with commercial tools, such as Analyst, Axiem, Clarity, CST, HFSS, Momentum and Sonnet.

  • Create test plans, collaborate with the test team, supervise product testing, and interpret/disseminate test results.

  • Experience using scripting languages SKILL or Python.

  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance

What We Can Offer You

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Salary Range: $157,500 - $247,600

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.