Research Scientist/Microelectronics Engineer

Full Time

    Job Description

    Requisition Number: 6983

    Required Travel: 0 - 10%

    Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

    Hours Per Week: 40

    Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain

    Level of Experience: Mid

    Job Description

    Huntington Ingalls Industries(HII) is seeking for a highly motivated Research Engineer/Scientist to contribute to our on-going R&D efforts in the field of Trusted and Secured Microelectronics. All modern defense weapons are inherently reliant on microelectronic devices and embedded systems for their operation. Assurance of the security and trustworthiness of microelectronic devices, Integrated Circuits (ICs), and the Intellectual Property (IP) they host is vital to the continued technical superiority of Air Force (AF) weapon systems. The candidate will be helping our customers to provide innovative solutions to mitigate vulnerabilities for various microelectronics and embedded systems. This position is located at the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate, Trusted Electronics Branch, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    The ideal candidate exhibits excellent communication skills, is eager to learn, and is excited to work in a multi-disciplinary team working in a laboratory environment. As a collaborative member of the Trusted Electronics Branch, the candidate will contribute to the various efforts in IC vulnerability assessments and reverse engineering research using novel assessment techniques including but not limited to printed circuit board prototype development, electrical testing, IC delayering, image analysis, second order effects (2OE) tool assessment, modelling and simulation etc.

    The candidate should keep up-to-date with relevant scientific and technical developments related to current and future microelectronics vulnerability research and provide data analysis, and generation of reports and presentations to convey progress and results. The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in seminars and workshops, and document results through presentations and journal publications.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • US Citizenship
    • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret security clearance

    • Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Computer Science, Engineering or related field of study
    • Bachelor's degree with understanding of microelectronics field

    Preferred Requirements

    • Secret Clearance
    • Master's degree in science/engineering field with experience in microelectronics research

    Physical Requirements

    May require working in an office, industrial, shipboard, or laboratory environment. Capable of climbing ladders and tolerating confined spaces and extreme temperature variances.

    This opportunity resides with Cyber & Electronic Warfare & Space, a business group within Mission Technologies, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. HII works within our nation's intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners.

    HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII's skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:

    Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.