Northrop Grumman 2018 Fall Co-Op Technical - Foundry - Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland

Your opportunities for achievement are limitless with Northrop Grumman Mission Systems.

A co-op at Northrop Grumman is unique. Sure, you'll learn new skills, explore our enterprise, network with experts,

connect with thought leaders, and finish with a resume that opens doors. But you'll gain something even more valuable: pride in what you've done. Join us and launch your career. We'll support you with training, employee resource groups, and our shared vision of global security.

Northrop Grumman is seeking Microelectronic Engineers for a spring co-op opportunity. This position will be located at our Mission Systems Sector in Baltimore, MD .

Our Mission Systems team is a leading innovator, developer, manufacturer, integrator, and supporter of a variety of advanced electronics for national security and non-defense applications. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Microelectronics Foundry team within the Advanced Concepts and Technologies (AC&T) organization. The position is located at the Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) in Linthicum, MD where we design, manufacture, and test semiconductor products for internal and commercial production as well as emerging programs.

Roles and Responsibilities

Modeling/simulating semiconductor processes and/or assessing radiation impact on microelectronics

Process development, improvement and sustainment SPC capability and control methodologies, within the areas of

photolithography, plasma etch, wet processing, metal deposition, thermal diffusion, thermal oxidation, rapid thermal

anneal, CVD/PECVD deposition, liftoff, lapping, or grind

Custom mixed signal, analog or digital circuit design within the Cadence Virtuoso suite of tools or supporting the Process

Design Kits (PDKs) that bridge foundry capabilities into the design environment

Inspection and evaluation of wafers processed through semiconductor processes, providing feedback to a team of

technicians and engineers and data and test analysis to assess the health of the fabricated product

Electrical testing of bare die on a wafer utilizing probe cards and specialized analog, digital and rf test equipment to apply

stimulus and record performance and results

Assisting senior physicists and engineers taking measurements in a superconducting lab

Basic Qualifications:

A candidate, regardless of age and hiring source, must meet ALL of the below criteria. The candidate must:

  • Be a student who is enrolled full-time and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college/ university

  • Be majoring in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Microelectronics, Applied/Engineering Physics, or Applied Mathematics (Applied/

Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics graduates must also demonstrate relevant technical interests and/or experience in engineering technology)

  • Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0 or higher (unofficial academic transcripts must be provided at time of application by uploading the documents to your application or profile)

  • Be available to work full-time during the 2018fall semester

  • Be able to register with their respective college/university co-op office

  • Be able to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications:

Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.70/4.0 or higher

Experience irradiating electronic devices and assessing the impact or using Silvaco/Coventor processing simulators

Microelectronic course work in fabrication methods, cleanroom microelectronic laboratory experience and/or background

in DOE, SPC methodologies, or analytic techniques

Experience performing circuit design with the Cadence Virtuoso suite of tools (Schematic Capture, Layout Editor, ADE

Simulator, Assura, etc)

Experience operating, or knowledge of, semiconductor equipment such as optical metrology tools, SEM, PECVD, CMP,

Lithography, or RIE

Experience performing electrical tests on microelectronic wafers through the use of probes or probe cards, taking RF

measurements or programming/using high speed digital test vector tools

Physics major with relevant laboratory experience, preferably in superconductivity

Previous internship/co-op experience, leadership & teamwork capabilities, interpersonal communication skills, and

activities (professional/community/extracurricular)

Previous internship/co-op experience, leadership & teamwork capabilities, interpersonal communication skills, and

activities (professional/community/extracurricular)

Good presentation and writing/communication skills who are self-motivated, willing to learn, and interested in working in a

team environment

Experience in developing and delivering presentations, leading small groups, etc.

Experience in working in an autonomous work environment on complex projects

Experience in working on business or engineering full life-cycle projects from project inception through launch

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