Manager Engineering Technical Support 2Linthicum, MD

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.

Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) located outside of Baltimore, Maryland is part of the Northrop Grumman Microelectronics Center (NGMC) of NG Mission Systems. Here at ATL, we design, manufacture, and test semiconductor products for internal and external production customers, as well as continuously define and develop new and emerging technologies. ATL is responsible for all aspects of semiconductor technology including design, mask making, wafer fabrication, test, and assembly. Our devices enable several Northrop Grumman's maritime, ground-based, avionic, and space-based radar systems.

We are seeking an exceptionally talented, motivated, and creative Engineering Manager to help manage and grow our BEOL Process Engineering team. This Process Engineering Manager will be responsible for managing a team of Process Engineers defining and coordinating activities associated with the microelectronics BEOL (Back End Of the Line) engineering process including wafer dicing/sorting, assembly & packaging, environmental/reliability testing, and automated wafer & package inspection. Additional duties include personnel onboarding, performance assessments, time charging approval, and employee development. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate leadership characteristics, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the team with the identification, development, qualification, and maintenance of new assembly, reliability testing, and inspection process capabilities and tools

  • Provide direction and guidance on meeting program cost and schedule targets, establish and communicate performance expectations, review and approve employee timecards, perform employee performance reviews, and manage the team to ensure alignment with company policies and procedures

  • Communicate and assign priorities to the team, supporting various programs with meeting technical, schedule, and cost requirements

  • Responsible for defining and achieving process target metrics while participating in cross-functional efforts to achieve product yield targets and other program-defined goals

  • Collaborate with cross-functional leaders and managers within ATL in continuously improving ATL operational efficiency while ensuring quality, safety, and security

  • Manage team resources including identifying talent gaps, hiring and training new talent, providing on-the-job training, mentoring, and career development support

  • This role requires working closely with the Operations, Product Engineering, Test Engineering, Equipment Engineering, and Quality Engineering Teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in EE, ME, or other related technical discipline with at least 9 years of related experience (7 years with MS)

  • Prior functional or program management experience

  • Technical knowledge and understanding of semiconductor/microelectronics assembly and reliability processes and tools

  • Understanding of electronic circuits, Statistical Process Control (SPC), quality control, and root cause analysis

  • Ability to work independently and set the team's priorities based on competing and urgent priorities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in presenting to upper management

  • Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in semiconductor packaging, assembly, and product engineering (hermetic or advanced packaging is a plus) supporting New Product Introduction

  • Familiarity with component-level rad-hard testing/techniques/qual standards

  • Technical knowledge in device reliability and quality per JEDEC & MIL-STD standards

Salary Range: $131,800 - $197,600

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://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.