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iReturn IC Design Engineer / Principal IC Design Engineer

Requisition ID: R10112877

  • CategoryCategory: Administrative Services
  • LocationLocation: Beavercreek, OH, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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.

At Northrop Grumman Mission Systems we understand that sometimes we must pause our professional life to support our family and loved ones. After taking a career break to care for children, aging parents or other family obligations, the road to return to work can be intimidating. iReturn can be the steppingstone in returning to your career.

We are seeking experienced and motivated professionals who are looking to return to the workforce after a career break of a minimum of 2 years in the integrated circuit design field.  The Northrop Grumman iReturn program provides experienced professionals with internal support, mentors, and connections with other iReturning employee to transition back to a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development, and networking opportunities. This "Returnship" program focuses on providing you with a seamless transition back into the workforce.

Applicants must have prior work experience in integrate circuit design.

Our team in Beavercreek, OH is seeking motivated Analog/Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit (IC) Design Engineers who are looking to re-enter the field and join our team in design and layout of custom superconducting circuits. You will use your skills as an IC designer while learning about superconducting circuit design.

Tasks will include schematic capture, circuit simulation, circuit layout, physical verification (LVS, DRC), and parasitic extraction for a variety of superconducting circuits. The right candidate will be comfortable in a dynamic environment with rapidly developing technologies and tools. The candidate must have some experience in custom circuit design, preferably with Cadence Virtuoso. Experience with modeling circuit performance using Spice tools or ADE/Spectre, and/or experience with EM software such as HFSS, Momentum, Clarity or CST is highly desirable. Familiarity with quantum information is a plus. The candidate should have experience taking a design from concept through modeling, layout and verification and creating a test plan based on circuit requirements. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Career Break of a minimum of 2 years required.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in science, technology, engineering, or related discipline 5 years of experience in either Analog, Digital or Mixed Signal Circuit design; 3 years with Masters Degree; OR 0 years with a PhD
  • Solid understanding of circuit design theory; hands-on custom circuit design experience
  • Experience with IC custom design tools (preferably Cadence Virtuoso) for schematic capture, circuit simulation, and custom layout; physical verification using Assura or Calibre
  • Basic understanding of IC manufacturing and testing processes
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and milestones according to program schedule
  • Excellent communication skills, able to efficiently disseminate information to leadership and respective working group
  • Clearance: Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.


Salary Range: $71,500 USD - $119,000 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

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.