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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal FPGA Engineer in Cincinnati, Ohio

Join Northrop Grumman - Xetron, part of the Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe.

Remember when you were eager about getting to work because of the excitement of the challenge, the importance of the solution, and the fun you had with your team? Northrop Grumman - Xetron is that kind of place! As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation located in Cincinnati, Ohio . Northrop Grumman - Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business culture, operating collaboratively with its larger business entity. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You'll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with team members at all levels.

We are seeking cleared or clearable Sr. Principal FPGA Engineers who are self-motivated, energetic individuals with a background in FPGA design implementation. HDL such as Verilog or VHDL, Digital Design fundamentals: clocking, sequential logic, combinatorial logic as well as common synthesis tools.

FPGA Engineers participate in program requirements analysis, design, implementation, testing, integration, verification and maintenance of Digital Design solutions for a broad range of applications with exposure to a variety of programs and technologies that provide critical solutions to US government intelligence agencies and the Department of Defense.

This position involves developing solutions to national security threats with products that may involve:

  • Unique waveform identification and tracking

  • Innovative communication techniques

  • Extremely low power unattended sensing & collection

You will be part of a cross-discipline, highly seasoned and talented team with experience in state of the art RF, Antenna Design, DSP, Digital Hardware Design and Cyber amongst others. We're pushing the boundaries of what's possible, on the ground, air and space.




Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer:

  • BS Degree in Electrical, Computer or related Engineering discipline with 9 years of relevant experience, OR MS Degree in Electrical, Computer or related Engineering discipline with 7 years of relevant experience, OR PhD Degree in Electrical, Computer or related Engineering discipline with 4 years of experience

  • Experience with FPGA design implementation

  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with HDL, VHDL (preferred) or Verilog

  • Experience with HDL verification tools, such as Questa┬« or Modelsim┬«

  • Experience with Xilinx, Altera (Intel) and Microsemi FPGAs

  • Experience with Digital Design fundamentals such as clocking, sequential logic, combinatorial logic as well as common synthesis tool

  • Active Top Secret security clearance

This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering