Principal Engineer Microelectronic Semiconductors, Linthicum, MD

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Linthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10085836
Category: Engineering
Location: Linthicum, MD, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
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: 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 Emerging Capabilities Development group of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Microelectronics Product 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, 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.

The qualified candidate will have a general knowledge of semiconductor processing, digital or RF circuit design and test. Candidate will join a production team working closely with multiple programs and area managers to support on-time delivery of products derived from a variety of CMOS, SiGe HBT and compound semiconductor technologies. As a Product Engineer you will interface with both peers and representatives from design, assembly, test, inspection, product integration, and program management. You will work to resolve issues, identify areas for improvement and coordinate efforts to drive them to completion.

Core responsibilities for this position include monitoring and analyzing test yields, maintaining specifications and assembly process flows, and tracking and communicating progress and schedule. Additional responsibilities include production support engineering with respect to testing methods, assembly, inspection flows, quality, product specifications and yield improvements. Candidates must have an aptitude for data manipulation and analysis via tools such as JMP and/or custom programming via languages such as Python.


This requisition may be filled as a Microelectronics Semiconductor Engineer or Principal Microelectronics Semiconductor Engineer

Basic Qualifications for Microelectronics Product Engineer:

– Must have bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline with 2 yrs. product engineering experience or master’s degree with 0 yrs. experience 

– Must have general understanding of semiconductor processing

– Must have general MS Office suite experience


Basic Qualifications for Microelectronics Principal Product Engineer:

– Must have bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline with 5 yrs. product engineering experience or master’s degree with 3 yrs. experience 

– Must have prior experience working as microelectronic product, design, process, integration, and/or test engineer.

– Proficiency with performing data & statistical analysis using data analysis tools (JMP, Minitab, R, Matlab, YieldWerx, etc)

Preferred Qualifications:
-Solid State Physics or other relevant engineering physical science disciplines.

-Understanding of analog, digital and RF device test and characterization techniques.

-Familiarity with semiconductor product qualification tests & industry standards

-Yield enhancement or manufacturing experience including six sigma disciplines.

-Experience with JMP, Python, Tableau and/or other programming & data analysis software.

Salary Range: $81,000 USD – $121,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $99,800 USD – $149,800 USD

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10085836 2023.01.14

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