Principal RF IC Design Engineer/Sr. Principal RF IC Design Engineer

    • Linthicum Heights, MD

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Capabilities sector is leading development of next generation high performance computing systems for Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions (CIMS). These systems are designed using our patented superconducting digital logic technology - Reciprocal Quantum Logic (RQL). On a gate for gate basis, RQL consumes orders of magnitude less power than CMOS while running at significantly higher clock speeds. Having demonstrated its performance with basic circuits, Northrop Grumman is advancing the technology in development of processors, memory subsystems, and large scale high performance computing systems.

The Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions (CIMS) Advanced Capabilities sector is seeking a RF IC Design Engineer who will be responsible for the design and layout of superconducting integrated circuits to support the development of Northrop Grumman's patented RQL circuit family. The candidate will build upon their previous RF or microwave circuit design experience and apply these skills to superconducting circuit design.

Tasks will include schematic capture, circuit simulation, circuit layout, electromagnetic (EM) simulation, physical verification (DRC and LVS), and device test and characterization. The right candidate will be comfortable in a dynamic environment with rapidly developing technologies and tools. Verilog-A or Verilog-AMS and electronics test lab experience are a plus.

This job may be filled at Principal RF IC Design Engineer OR a Sr. Principal RF IC Design Engineer based on the qualifications below.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications for a Principal RF IC Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical area with 5 years of experience in RF/Microwave, MMIC, or RFIC design (3 years with technical MS or 0 years with a PhD)
  • Experience with some of the following: IC custom design tools (e.g. Cadence or Mentor) for schematic capture, circuit simulation, and full custom layout; RF mixed signal circuit design experience (Digital and Analog); physical verification skills utilizing Cadence Assura or Mentor Calibre.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement of this.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced Degree - either MS or PhD
  • Current Secret clearance
  • Proficiency with ADS suite of tools including Momentum, HFSS, Cadence Spectre and Virtuoso, and AWR Microwave Office
  • Strong design automation skills
  • Experience with analog behavioral modeling
  • Electronics test lab experience
  • Experience with low-temperature experimental measurements, microwave engineering
Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal RF IC Design Engineer:
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical area with 9 years of experience in RF/Microwave, MMIC, or RFIC design (7 years with technical MS or 4 years with a PhD)
  • Experience with some of the following: IC custom design tools (e.g. Cadence or Mentor) for schematic capture, circuit simulation, and full custom layout; RF mixed signal circuit design experience (Digital and Analog); physical verification skills utilizing Cadence Assura or Mentor Calibre.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement of this.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced Degree - either MS or PhD
  • Current Secret clearance
  • Proficiency with ADS suite of tools including Momentum, HFSS, Cadence Spectre and Virtuoso, and AWR Microwave Office
  • Strong design automation skills
  • Experience with analog behavioral modeling
  • Electronics test lab experience
  • Experience with low-temperature experimental measurements, microwave engineering
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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