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Integrated Circuit Design Engineer

Requisition ID: R10072445

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Baltimore, MD, USA   |  Unknown City, AZ, USA  |  Unknown City, CO, USA  |  Unknown City, DC, USA  |  Unknown City, FL, USA  |  Rolling Meadows, IL, USA  |  Unknown City, IL, USA  |  Unknown City, MA, USA  |  Unknown City, NM, USA  |  Unknown City, NY, USA  |  Morrisville, NC, USA +10 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman's EDIC group delivers full-custom ICs to provide the core functionality of our Advanced Multifunction Sensor products. In support of that activity, we are seeking a Principal Analog Integrated Circuit Design Engineer.


Position may be filled in any of these Northrop locations:

  • Rolling Meadows, IL
  • Linthicum, MD
  • Morrisville, NC

Position Overview:

The Design Engineer will support the design and implementation of analog circuits which provide regulated voltages currents and sense RF signals as well as other circuit operating conditions. The analog parameters are supplied in digital form for use by the host system to allow accurate control, test and instrumentation. Most of our designs operate at radio and microwave frequencies but we also design circuits to operate in the optical frequency range from Long Wave IR to the visible part of the spectrum. For these circuits, the analog circuitry is in the primary signal path and provides wide dynamic range signal processing and conversion. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering - ideally with some credits in Microelectronics or Semiconductor Physics
  • 5 years of relevant experience with B.S. or 3 Years with an M.S. degree
  • Strong transistor level circuit design and analysis skills
  • Good understanding of fundamental semiconductor device physics
  • Familiar common analog circuits such as amplifiers, bandgap volage references, voltage regulators as well as A/D and D/A converters
  • Signal processing functions such as Integrators, differentiators and filters
  • Familiarity with schematic entry and simulation tools such as Cadence Virtuoso and Spectre. Use of the tools to characterize DC and AC performance such as bandwidth, gain/phase margin, PSRR over process/voltage/temperature corners.
  • Should be familiar with integrated circuit layout and best practices to ensure good component matching and minimize errors due to parasitic effects.
  • Eligible for a Secret or higher security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience of completing a custom IC design to tape-out
  • Use of robust design techniques backed up by simulation coverage
  • Accustomed following a rigorous design process with checkpoint reviews
  • Familiarity with use of IC Layout tools is not a requirement but candidates with some experience of layout implementation or a willingness to learn would be strongly preferred.

This position reports to Baltimore, MD, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 10 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $99,800 USD - $149,800 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.