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Senior Principal ASIC DFT Engineer

Requisition ID: R10076916

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector (NGMS) is a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of sectors that keep our nation and our allies safe from undersea to space and cyberspace.

NGMS, Digital Technologies Group, is seeking an ASIC DFT Engineer to join our team of highly qualified, diverse individuals in Digital Technologies. Qualified applicant will become part of the Digital Technologies department, which specializes in product designs for a variety of applications from undersea to outer space. The individual will be responsible for DFT (Design for Test) aspects of ASIC Design. Successful candidates will have a thorough understanding of digital design concepts and have prior experience with ASIC development process. Must be knowledgeable in VHDL, Verilog or SystemVerilog RTL coding and be highly proficient in DFT methodologies. This candidate will have an ability to operate in a team environment and collaborate across the different teams as required to accomplish the goals.

This position will be in Linthicum, MD.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline and a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience (7+ years with an MS; 4+ years with PhD)

  • An additional 5 years of experience can be used in Lieu of a BS degree

  • Experience in full product life cycle of ASIC Design

  • Experience with Cadence, Mentor and/or Synopsys test insertion and ATPG tools

  • Experience with hierarchical scan testing, IEEE-1500 and/or IEEE-1687, and test compression

  • Experience with at-speed scan testing

  • Experience integrating DFT features of 3rd party IP

  • Experience with JTAG IEEE-1149.1 and IEEE-1149.6 (AC JTAG)

  • Experience with memory BIST and logic BIST

  • Experience generating test patterns and analyzing and debugging test failures

  • Experience working with test engineers to implement ATPG vectors on tester hardware

  • Proficiency in HDL (VHDL/Verilog/SystemVerilog)

  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Tcl, Python or Perl

  • Knowledge of Synthesis, P&R and Static Timing Analysis would be a plus

  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or higher


Salary Range: $136,300 USD - $204,500 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.