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Principal Microelectronics Semiconductor Engineer

Requisition ID: R10039371

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a Principal Microelectronics Semiconductor Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Principal Microelectronics Semiconductor Engineer will develop cutting edge wafer level DC, RF, and millimeter-wave stressing and testing software of advanced III-V semiconductor products. You will support on-going reliability screening and technology qualification, you will perform a wide variety of tasks including hands-on laboratory hardware development, software development, troubleshooting, equipment set up and optimization, data analysis, and sustaining module-level testing. You will thrive in a team environment and possess good communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform hands-on laboratory RF test/stress development, RF test/stress software development

  • Troubleshoot test process set up and optimization

  • Reliability data analysis and support manufacture screening and engineering

  • Act as a resourceful point of contact for both the test, reliability, and development teams

  • Support the development of teams in the investigation of issues

  • Programming experience in Keysight VEE, NI LabView languages

  • This position will be in a lab environment

You will thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. You will collaborate closely with product and process engineers, and integration/test engineers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of electrical engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in STEM and 3 years of electrical engineering experience OR PhD Degree.

  • Knowledge of RF test instrumentation and measurement techniques, test software development (Keysight VEE, NI LabView), semiconductor device operation, and semiconductor processing techniques.

  • Previous programming experience in one or more of the following: MS Visual Basic .NET, ANSI C and C-shell.

  • Hands-on experience with manual and automated semiconductor MMIC stress/test.

  • Ability to obtain a clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Course work or work experience in Microwave Engineering and Device Physics

  • 1+ year of programming experience in either Keysight VEE, NI LabVIEW or both.

  • Strong GUI development skills preferred.

  • Experience in equipment driver development.

  • Working knowledge of Mil-Spec compliance requirements.

  • Active DoD Secret


Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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.