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Principal/Senior Principal Device Development Engineer

Requisition ID: R10063131

  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems seeks to fill a Device Development Engineer position in the Semiconductor Technologies group with a focus on device and process development for next-generation RF technologies within our Advanced Technology Lab (ATL). ATL is located just outside of Baltimore, MD - where we design, manufacture, and test microelectronic products for internal and commercial production, as well as emerging programs. We have over 21,000 square feet of Class 100 wafer fabrication cleanroom that supports variants of Si, SiGe, GaAs, and SiC.

At Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Technology Lab –VARIETY describes the work that our teams enjoys. Our team at ATL has the chance to work on both production and development programs, as well as troubleshooting and process improvements. Many people on our team work on more than one product/ program, have exposure to other products and development, and fulfill a variety of technical roles. Our team is focused on developing new RF, EO/IR, and superconducting technologies enabling the next generation of Northrop Grumman programs.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Device Development Engineer will be focused on technologies such as advanced III-V devices, with opportunities to connect with multiple advanced technologies at various stages in the research and development process.  The Device Development Engineer must be hands-on in laboratory and semiconductor fabrication environments, and agile in handling multiple, novel material systems and projects.  The ideal candidate would also have some experience designing, modeling, and testing electronic devices.  The role of this Device Development Engineer will be to lead emerging device and process development efforts in bringing development programs into production; engaging in development work where no precedent may exist; and interfacing with test, and design engineers to ensure high-quality, comprehensive efforts are integral components of successful programs.

This candidate must have an aptitude for hands-on laboratory and experimental work. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. 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 at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications Principal Device Development Engineer:

- Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics, Materials Science, Physics, or closely related technical major with 5 years relevant experience (Masters with 3 years or PhD with 0 years)

- Must have an understanding of semiconductor processing and fabrication.

- Must have an aptitude for hands-on laboratory and experimental work.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

- Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance (US Citizenship is a requirement for this).

Basic Qualifications Senior Principal Device Development Engineer:

- Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics, Materials Science, Physics, or closely related technical major with 9 years relevant experience (Masters with 7 years or PhD with 4 years)

- Must have an understanding of semiconductor processing and fabrication.

- Must have an aptitude for hands-on laboratory and experimental work.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

- Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance (US Citizenship is a requirement for this).

Preferred Qualifications:

- Course work in semiconductor processing, analog and RF/mmW electronic circuits.

- III-V microelectronics fabrication experience.

- Device physics expertise in III-V and/or Silicon electronics.

- Experience with circuit and electromagnetic modeling (SPICE, ADS, HFSS) and layout.

- DC and RF test analysis and compound semiconductor engineering experience.

- Experience with semiconductor device physics and transistor design.

- Experience with DOEs, JMP, and statistical analysis.


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.