Sr Principal RFIC Design Engineer at Northrop Grumman (Baltimore, MD)

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Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Sr. Principal MMIC RFIC Design Engineer position supports 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.

Northrop Grumman is searching for candidates with interest in Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) design. The candidate will build upon their previous RF or microwave circuit design experience to perform RF/microwave highly integrated circuit design, including schematic capture, schematic simulation, electro-magnetic simulation, physical layout, verification (DRC and LVS), and device test and characterization.

Typical designs include:
  • Low noise amplifiers (LNA)
  • Power amplifiers (PA)
  • Mixers, switches, phase shifters, attenuators, and vector modulators for radar system applications

The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience with design, layout, test, and troubleshooting of RF/microwave circuits. Candidate should have experience working in a team environment and have the ability to lead others. Technologies will include GaAs, GaN, InP, SiGe, and superconducting electronics. Design experience in SiGe technology and processes is a plus.

This position will be filled at a Sr. Principal MMIC RFIC Design Engineer based on the qualifications below:

Basic Qualifications
  • Sr. Principal MMIC RFIC Design must have a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree with 9 years' experience; Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree with 7 years' experience; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree in RF/Microwave, MMIC, or RFIC design with 4 years' experience.
  • Familiarity with microwave design tools (ADS/Momentum, AWR Microwave Office, Cadence Virtuoso).
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance per business requirement (U.S. Citizenship is a prerequisite)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience with RF/microwave circuit design
  • Proficiency with Cadence Virtuoso and Spectre RF
  • Previous experience with ADS suite of tools including Momentum, HFSS, Mentor Calibre verification tools, and AWR Microwave Office.
  • Experience designing in SiGe technologies is a plus.
  • Active Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $120,000.00 - $180,000.00

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to basepay. 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/orpersonal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (, we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, or by your start date if it is after January 18. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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Northrop Grumman operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Falls Church, VA, Linthicum Heights, MD and San Diego, CA. Northrop Grumman was founded in 2022. It has 85636 total employees. To see all 89 open jobs at Northrop Grumman, click here.
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