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Principal Design Enablement Engineer/ Sr. Principal Design Enablement Engineer

Requisition ID: R10074880

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • 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: 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.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Processing Solutions Business pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines the leading edge of exotic new technologies, and drives advances in the sciences. One of our most challenging new fields is Transformational Computing, which combines the unique properties of superconductivity and quantum mechanics to develop radical new energy-efficient computing systems. Our team is chartered with providing the skills to transform computing beyond Moore’s Law, advancing development of computer architectures, processing/memory subsystems, and large scale high performance computing systems. You’ll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these processing solutions a reality and deliver remarkable new advantages to the warfighter.

The Networked Information Solutions (NIS) Advanced Processing Solutions business is seeking a Design Enablement EngineerThe ideal candidate will have solid understanding of microelectronic electrical principles, demonstrated organizational skills and a willingness to learn and grow in a team environment.  The development nature of our foundry activities will provide a willing candidate the opportunity to grow into an integral member of the Northrop Grumman design community.

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Support digital design and implementation of full-custom digital and mixed signal ASIC circuits
  • License and hardware server usage and tracking
  • Cluster support for the hardware engineering compute cluster
  • EDA tool approval requests, installation, testing
  • Support module file creation
  • 3rd party IP installations
  • Work closely with the design community to recommend streamlining techniques for the design flow and improved the efficiency

This position requires onsite support at our Linthicum, MD office.

This position can be filled at the Principal Design Enablement Engineer level OR the Sr. Principal Design Enablement Engineer level. Qualifications for both are listed below:

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Design Enablement Engineer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM related field with 5 years of related experience; 3 years with Masters, 0 year with a PhD.
  • Experience with some of the following: IC design tools (e.g. – Cadence or  Mentor): Genus, Innovus, Tempus, Jasper, Conformal, Calibre, Virtuoso, Spectre, Assura, ADS, HFSS
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Navigate file structures in the LINUX environment.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance per business requirements.
  • US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in the entire ASIC design flow from RTL through tape-out (RTL coding, simulation, synthesis, static timing analysis, logic equivalence, DFT insertion)
  • Tool experience with Formal verification Synopsys Formality or Cadence Conformal
  • Familiarity with EDA standards used in cell/library development and modeling – Liberty, LEF (library exchange format), DEF (design exchange format), OA (OpenAccess)
  • Experience interfacing with engineers and managers to schedule projects and to provide schedule updates and roadmaps.
  • Experience with account management
  • DoD Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Design Enablement Engineer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM related field with 9 years of related experience; 7 years with Masters, 4 year with a PhD.
  • Experience with some of the following: IC design tools (e.g. – Cadence or  Mentor): Genus, Innovus, Tempus, Jasper, Conformal, Calibre, Virtuoso, Spectre, Assura, ADS, HFSS
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Navigate file structures in the LINUX environment.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance per business requirements.
  • US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in the entire ASIC design flow from RTL through tape-out (RTL coding, simulation, synthesis, static timing analysis, logic equivalence, DFT insertion)
  • Tool experience with Formal verification Synopsys Formality or Cadence Conformal
  • Familiarity with EDA standards used in cell/library development and modeling – Liberty, LEF (library exchange format), DEF (design exchange format), OA (OpenAccess)
  • Experience interfacing with engineers and managers to schedule projects and to provide schedule updates and roadmaps.
  • Experience with account management
  • DoD Secret clearance

Salary Range: $109,900 USD - $164,900 USD
Salary Range 2: $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.