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Staff MMIC RFIC Design Engineer

Requisition ID: R10081214

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Unknown City, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift 12 hrs - Fri, Sat, Sun (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 Sr. Staff MMIC RFIC Design Engineer position serves as an expert for Northrop Grumman’s MMIC and RFIC product development. You will be joining an industry leading, technically broad, foundry independent design team generating products for cutting edge systems and applications.

Position Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will perform and advise junior engineers on RF/microwave highly integrated circuit design and architecture including requirements derivation, schematic capture, schematic simulation, circuit layout, electro-magnetic simulation, verification (DRC and LVS), and device test and characterization.

Typical designs include:

- Low noise amplifiers (LNA)

- Power amplifiers (PA)

- Mixers

- Switches

- Phase shifters

- Attenuators

- Filters


  • Sr. Staff MMIC RFIC Design must have a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree with 14 years’ experience; Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree with 12 years’ experience; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with 9 years’ experience

  • Sr. Staff Engineers should have a demonstrated ability in technical and team leadership overseeing mid-level and senior engineers. Mentorship responsibilities are part of the position

  • Proficient with microwave design tools (ADS/Momentum, AWR Microwave Office, Cadence Virtuoso)

  • Knowledge and experience with design, packaging, test, and troubleshooting of RF/microwave circuits

  • Experience working in a team environment and have the ability to lead a diverse and talented team of engineers

  • Experience with technologies will include GaAs, GaN, InP, and SiGe.

    Ability to perform RF front-end architecture development, system requirement derivation and decomposition to IC level is a plus

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance per business requirements. U.S. Citizenship is a prerequisite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise including multiple patents/disclosures/relevant technical awards or external publications/presentations in the field of RF/microwave circuit design
  • Proficiency with design CAD Tools such as Cadence Virtuoso and Spectre RF, ADS Suite, Mentor Calibre, and Verification Tools
  • Experience designing in SiGe technologies is a plus.
  • Active Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $141,800 USD - $212,800 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

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 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.