Sr./Principal Engineer: FPGA/ASIC Engineer (TS/SCI) - Tactical Space Systems - DullesDulles, VA

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.

We have openings for a FPGA/ASIC Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. The position will be located in Dulles, VA .

In this role, you will be responsible for research, requirements analysis and systems architecture, design, coding, test bench design, verification, synthesis and place, & route for our Command and Data Handling (CD&H) products.

The qualified applicant will join the Electrical Engineering Avionics department that specializes in FPGA/ASIC for space applications.

This is a dual level requisition which can be filled as a Principal Digital Engineer or Sr Principal Digital Engineer

Basic Qualifications: Principal Digital Engineer

  • 5 years of relevant professional experience with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline; 3 years with Masters; 0 years with a PhD

  • Must have hands on experience with VHDL within the past 3 years

  • Well versed in VHDL design for an aerospace environment or space application

  • Proficient in FPGA design flow including items such as RTL/gate level simulation, synthesis, place and route, static timing analysis, and power analysis

  • US Citizen

  • Must possess an active/current Top-Secret/SCI

Basic Qualifications: Sr. Principal Digital Engineer

  • 9 years of relevant professional experience with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline; 7 years with Masters; 4 years with a PhD

  • Experience with VHDL design or Advanced /verification for FPGA's

  • Must have hands on experience with VHDL within the past 3 years

  • Well versed in VHDL design for an aerospace environment or space application

  • Proficient in FPGA design flow including items such as RTL/gate level simulation, synthesis, place and route, static timing analysis, and power analysis

  • Experience with translating system requirements into programmable logic requirements, design documents, and test specifications

  • Proven experience defining architectures or team leadership

  • US Citizen

  • Must possess an active/current Top-Secret/SCI.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with DSP, MATLAB, and SimuLink

  • Experience with VHDL design for Software Defined Radios

  • Experience with Xilinx and Microchip (RTG4) devices.

  • Experience with Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools: Vivado, Quartus, QuestaSim.

  • Knowledgeable in FPGA physical constraints and achieving timing closure.

  • Experience with board or system level debug using test equipment such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers.

  • Generation of Test Benches and support of formal VHDL Verification

The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA's Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.

Salary Range: $107,300 - $160,900

Salary Range 2: $133,000 - $199,600

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 most positions.