Principal/Sr. Principal Superconducting Electronics IC Design Engineer

Northrop Grumman

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Linthicum Heights, MD

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    Position summary

    rrent experience against our training and your team's wealth of knowledge with the goal of designing Reciprocal Quantum Logic (RQL) and superconducting devices in a highly collaborative team environment.

    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Capabilities division is a leader in the development and manufacture of next generation high-performance computing. Superconducting electronics form the core of our technology, with development thrusts in both quantum and classical logic. Our quantum computing activities include the development of superconducting devices for both quantum annealing and gate-model quantum computation. Our classical computing activities focus on energy-efficient computation using our patented superconducting digital logic technology, RQL. With a well-established impressive performance this technology is appealing for a variety of immediate applications and future research possibilities at a time when Moore's law is dramatically slowing. You'll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these design solutions a reality.

    We are seeking motivated Analog/Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit (IC) Design Engineers to join our team in design and layout of custom digital 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 must be able to take a design from concept through modeling, layout and verification and create a test plan based on circuit requirements. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.

    This position can be filled at the Principal Superconducting Electronics IC Design Engineer OR the Sr. Principal Superconducting Electronics IC Design Engineer. Qualifications for both are listed below:

    Basic Qualifications for Principal IC Design Engineer:

    • Bachelor's degree in a technical area with 5 years of experience in in either Analog, Digital or Mixed Signal Circuit design (3 years with technical MS 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
    • Able to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement for this

    Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal IC Design Engineer:

    • Bachelor's degree in a technical area with 9 years of experience in either Analog, Digital or Mixed Signal Circuit design (7 years with technical MS or 4 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
    • Able to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement for this

    Preferred Qualifications for Principal IC Design Engineer/Sr. Principal IC Design Engineer:

    • Experience with hierarchical design, top-level floor-planning, and chip-level integration
    • Create and maintain chip design schedule, and meet tight deadlines in accordance with the overall program schedule
    • Experience with product validation and testing
    • Microwave engineering background; solid understanding of transmission line theory and impedance matching techniques
    • Electromagnetic modeling background with commercial tools, such as HFSS, CST, Clarity
    • Understanding of combinatorial and sequential logic
    • Programming experience using an objected oriented language like Python or C++
    • Scripting experience with SKILL
    • Knowledge of Quantum Information or Quantum Mechanics
    • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance

    Salary Range: $102,400 - $153,600
    Salary Range 2: $127,000 - $190,600

    The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

    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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

    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 http://https://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

    Why you should apply for a job to Northrop Grumman:

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through.
  • Sitter City offers access to babysitters, dog walkers & caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, housekeeping & more.
  • We’ve partnered with College Coach, an organization that can assist employees and their families through important educational challenges.