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Principal Semiconductor Backend Process Engineer/ Senior Principal Semiconductor Backend Process Engineer

Requisition ID: R10049556

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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: 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.

Emerging Capabilities Development organization of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an exceptionally talented, motivated, and creative Backend Process 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, Silicon Germanium, Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, and Silicon Carbide) 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.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The main area of focus will be in the Back End Semiconductor processing which encompasses Die Singulation, Die Sort, Die Attach and/or Advanced Packaging.

The selected candidate will have responsibility for

  • Sustaining production
  • Designing and executing process/equipment improvement projects
  • Developing new processes based on production and development program requirements
  • Evaluate, design, and improve process
  • Establishing standard operating procedures and engaging the operations team to ensure these are followed
  • Supporting statistical process control (SPC) and continuous improvement efforts
  • Training technicians and maintaining process documentation

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.

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This requisition may be filled as a Principal Semiconductor Backend Process Engineer or Senior Principal Semiconductor Backend Process Engineer

Basic Qualifications Principal Semiconductor Backend Process Engineer:

-Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Microelectronics, Material Science, or closely related technical major with 5 years of relevant experience (Masters w/ 3 yrs or PhD w/0 yrs)

-Must be familiar in backend semiconductor processing

-Must have experience in die separation and die mount

-Experience with DOEs, JMP, Minitab, Statistical analysis

-Candidate must possess good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, problems solving skills with ability to work with a diverse group of people including technicians, engineers and management

-Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance (US citizenship required)

Basic Qualifications Senior Principal Semiconductor Backend Process Engineer:

-Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Microelectronics, Material Science, or closely related technical major with 9 years of relevant experience (Masters w/ 7 yrs or PhD w/4 yrs)

-Must be familiar in backend semiconductor processing

-Must have experience in die separation and die mount

-Experience with DOEs, JMP, Minitab, Statistical analysis

-Candidate must possess good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, problems solving skills with ability to work with a diverse group of people including technicians, engineers and management

-Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance (US citizenship required)

Preferred Qualifications:

-Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Microelectronics, Material Science, or closely related technical major with 2 years of relevant experience

-Experience in lean manufacturing practices and structured problem-solving methodology

-Familiarity with Advanced Packaging (Bumped die, MCMs, IPAs)

-Experience leading and guiding the production teams

-Experience developing technical specifications for process material procurement

-Experience developing technical specifications for equipment procurement

-Active Secret clearance


Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $120,000 USD - $180,000 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.