Principal Digital Engineer (FPGA and ASIC Design)Baltimore, 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector (NGMS) is a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of sectors that keep our nation and our allies safe from undersea to space and cyberspace. NGMS is seeking a Principal Engineer with the desire to learn new technologies to join our innovative Digital Technologies Organization to help develop, enhance and maintain FPGA and/or ASIC designs on cutting edge products and systems. As a Principal Digital Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The selected individual will work on FPGA and ASIC Design across the full product life cycle process. In this capacity, you will utilize your working knowledge of digital signal processing and digital interfaces.

This position is located in Linthicum, MD or Morrisville, NC.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience, a Master's degree with 3 years of experience or a PhD with 0 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical fields; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • U.S Citizenship is required

  • An active DoD Secret Security Clearance is required with the ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP) prior to start.

  • Working knowledge of full product life cycle (requirements, design, implementation and test) of FPGA Design and/or ASIC Design

  • Knowledge of System Verilog, Verilog and/or VHDL

  • An active DoD Secret Security Clearance is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical fields

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance or higher

  • Experience with industry standard FPGA design implementation tools for IP integration, PnR, CDC such as Xilinx Vivado, Intel Quartus, and QuestaSim.

  • Experience with industry standard ASIC front-end design tools for synthesis, LEC, CDC

  • Experience with STA constraints generation and timing closure

  • Experience with MATLAB, Mentor Graphics design tools, Synopsys or similar tool

  • Familiarity with Xilinx and Intel FPGA technology

This position is contingent upon transfer of DoD Secret Clearance and Special Program Access (SAP) prior to starting.

Salary Range: $112,600 - $169,000

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.