Northrop Grumman Molecular Beam Epitaxy Engineer 3 in Manhattan Beach, California

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a Molecular Beam Epitaxy Engineer 3 to work in Redondo Beach, California.

This Molecular Beam Epitaxy Engineer 3 will support the research and development of advanced semiconductor materials for the Northrop Grumman Microelectronics Department. The candidate will be responsible for leading the development of robust, manufacturable growth processes for III-V-based semiconductors. Tasks will include optimizing GaN-based material quality and processes using molecular beam epitaxy. Other responsibilities will include leading the development of novel semiconductor materials for use in microelectronics and interacting with government and commercial customers.

Essential Functions

  • Semiconductor physics and thin film characterization techniques

  • Operation and maintenance of a molecular beam epitaxy growth system

  • Device processing: electronic devices including HEMTs and HBTs

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and5 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment OR

  • Masters of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and3 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment OR

  • Ph.D in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution

  • Practical working experience with molecular beam epitaxy

  • Technical experience with the development of advanced semiconductor materials

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Physics

  • Possesses strong leadership qualities, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of semiconductor physics

  • Knowledge of thin film characterization techniques

  • Experience with operation and maintenance of a molecular beam epitaxy growth system

  • Experience with device processing, electronic devices including HEMTs and HBTs

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