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Electronics Reliability Engineer, Senior Principal

Requisition ID: R10105223

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

As a Senior Principal Electronics Reliability Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.

The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation. We are seeking an Enthusiastic, Motivated Engineer to join our team at our Linthicum, Maryland location.

  • This position is for full-time on-site, located at facility nearby the Northrup Grumman Mission Systems main campus in Linthicum, MD

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide engineering direction on failure analysis, circuit analysis, design, processing, and device physics support. Develop new analysis techniques.

  • Responsible for isolating and characterizing failure modes and understand the physics of failure at a fundamental level.

  • Characterization and verification of failures using bench test equipment. Decap parts using chemical and/or mechanical methods. Use of failure analysis techniques such as liquid crystal, probing, voltage contrast, cross-sectioning, and others.

  • Define and execute of environmental screening and reliability testing; which includes test design, setup, instrumentation, data logging, analysis, and report generation.

  • Highly cross-functional role, working directly with engineers of various disciplines, program management, quality, manufacturing.

  • Attend conferences communicate and network externally to keep abreast of new technologies and information

  • Serve as a subject matter expert to support physics of failure, root cause analysis, reliability and failure analysis

Basic Qualifications:

  • Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field

  • A Bachelor's degree and at least 9 years of relevant work experience, 7 years with a Masters, 4 with PhD

  • Perform failure analysis which include visual photo-documentation, electrical test, non-destructive troubleshooting, destructive test and present technical findings to customers

  • Experience operating laboratory equipment such as IR Scope, Micro-probe, X-Ray, Scanning Electron Microscope, Acoustic Microscope (C-SAM), Focused Ion Beam (FIB)

  • Ability to read schematics and layouts and apply failure analysis procedures to identify the failure location, failure mechanism, and the root causes.

  • Experience with electronic test equipment (digital/analog) such as curve tracers, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, and test systems to do board failure analysis and debugging.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, articulate conclusions to the team and advocate for appropriate action; includes presenting up to executive leadership and customers.

  • Ability to perform well under-pressure for highly visible and urgent issues.

  • Familiarity with industry standards (JEDEC, MIL) for qualifying electronics components for reliability

  • Proficiency in writing formal analysis reports that are distributed to internal and external customers.

  • U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interpret IC Design: Read schematics and layout plots, understand device functionality

  • Knowledge of CMOS and compound semi-conductor devices, device processing, device physics, basic chemistry and defect failure mechanisms

  • Skills in circuit analysis

  • Ability to design and develop custom device/component life tests

  • Knowledge of legacy and advanced microelectronic package technologies, materials, manufacturing, plating, and wire bond assembly

  • Familiarity with power supply circuit designs and troubleshooting

Salary Range: $112,300 USD - $168,500 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

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.