Integrated Circuit Process Design Kit Developer (PDK) 3/4

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a candidate for the position of Integrated Circuit Process Design Kit Developer (PDK) in Advanced Concepts and Technologies (AC&T). The position is located at the Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) – situated outside of Baltimore, MD – where we design, manufacture, and test semiconductor products for internal and commercial production as well as emerging programs.

At Northrop Grumman our PDK Engineers enjoy a broader range of work and variety of assignments than your typical environment. The PDK team has a revolving collection of 80 production and development processes that we support at any time, and Northrop Grumman does not silo our PDK Engineers to one program or one task. Our PDK Engineers typically work on 2 or more different programs at once and have the opportunity to touch all areas of PDK development within those programs. As a PDK Engineer at Northrop Grumman you can also effect change in PDK processes. See a better way to do things? You DO have the opportunity to make those changes here at Northrop Grumman.

Join us for the chance to work with an amazing, experienced, and talented team. We are expanding with new work on many development and production programs. If you want to work on a team where your coworkers are excited to come to work and solve problems, and where people are actively invested in their work – then Northrop Grumman’s ATL is the right place for you.

The ideal candidate will have solid process design kit (PDK) development skills and strong experience developing/augmenting/debugging process techfiles and design verification (DRC/LVS/PEX) rule files.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create & maintain PDK techfiles
  • Create & maintain design verification rulefiles
  • Create & maintain skill based P-Cells
  • Create & maintain scripts to create CAD capabilities
  • Peer review work of other PDK team members
  • Create & maintain quality assurance capabilities to verify implementations
  • Promote & implement best practices for PDK creation and maintenance tasks
  • Create & maintain PDK documentation

This job requires solid interpersonal and team skills for cross-functional collaboration; high attention to detail; ability to self-check work outputs; and ability to lead technical projects.

This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4 based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical area (BSEE or other Engineering discipline preferred) with 5 years of relevant experience; (Or a technical MS with 3 years of experience; Or 0 years with a PhD).
  • Experience creating and/or augmenting integrated circuit process design kits for compatibility with microelectronics foundry processes
  • Solid knowledge of the Cadence Virtuoso environment AND DRC/LVS/PEX within Cadence DIVA, Cadence Assura, or Mentor Graphics Calibre
  • Experience generating scripts (SKILL, PERL, Ocean, Linux Shell, etc.) to provide capabilities within a CAD environment

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical area (BSEE or other Engineering discipline preferred) with 9 years of relevant experience; (Or a technical MS with 7 years; Or 4 years with a PhD).
  • Experience creating and/or augmenting integrated circuit process design kits for compatibility with microelectronics foundry processes
  • Solid knowledge of the Cadence Virtuoso environment AND DRC/LVS/PEX within Cadence DIVA, Cadence Assura, or Mentor Graphics Calibre
  • Experience generating scripts (SKILL, PERL, Ocean, Linux Shell, etc.) to provide capabilities within a CAD environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance
  • Knowledge of semiconductor process development, design, manufacturing and testing
  • Experience taking lab measurements on process control monitor (PCM) test structures or interpreting results from automated testing of those structures
  • Experience utilizing the spectre simulator to verify models match measurements
  • Proficiency with Cadence Virtuoso technology file development
  • Proficiency with Cadence Assura DRC/LVS/PEX development and debugging

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.

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