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Principal/Sr. Principal Digital FPGA Design Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Redondo Beach
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available
TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time
Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.
Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.
The Ground Systems Development Department (part of Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector) in Manhattan Beach, CA is seeking a talented Principal or Sr. Principal Engineer Digital FPGA Design to join our team in the development and integration of complex electronic test systems and electronic hardware units in support of space flight programs. This individual would act as a responsible design engineer (RDE) supporting digital development on our program.
The RDE responsibilities include FPGA and PCB: architecture design, detailed design, performing customer briefings/reviews, and hardware test. Primary deliverables are flight electronics test systems and satellite system operational ground-based hardware.
The candidate will perform designs in a team environment with other engineering functions, including Ground Hardware Engineering, Flight Hardware Engineering, Systems Engineering, Product Engineering, Software Engineering, Production, Procurement, and Program Management to meet schedule and technical requirements.
The ideal candidate has a broad range of experience with:

  • Design, integration, and test of Digital circuits

  • FPGA development

  • PCBs/CCA design

  • Electronic drawer/unit design

  • Small to large electronic subsystems

    Some responsibilities include performing the following:

    • Detailed Digital analysis at the component level

    • FPGA design, functional simulation, and test vector creation

    • PCB/CCA design, development, test, and integration

    • Electronic Unit design, development, test, and integration

    • Electronic Test System (Test Set) design, development, test, and post-delivery support

    • Worst case performance analysis for critical Digital signals

    • Developing and presenting design reviews for internal and external customers

      This position can be filled at level 3 or 4 .
      Basic Qualifications:
      Principal Engineer Digital FPGA

      • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or another STEM degree from an accredited institution and 5+ years of engineering experience; OR +3 years of engineering experience with a STEM Master's degree; OR 0+ years of experience with a STEM PhD. degree

        Sr. Principal Engineer Digital FPGA

        • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or another STEM degree from an accredited institution and 9+ years of engineering experience; OR 7+ years of engineering experience with a STEM Master's degree; OR 4+ years of engineering experience with a STEM PhD. degree

        • Design and test experience in electronics or digital technology

        • Previous PCB and/or FPGA design experience

          Preferred Qualifications:

          • Design and test experience in Analog/RF and Digital technology

          • Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited institution

          • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

          • Active DOD, SCI, or SSBI clearance

            Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.
            As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

            • Medical

            • Dental & Vision coverage

            • 401k

            • Educational Assistance

            • Life Insurance

            • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

            • Paid Time Off

            • Health & Wellness Resources

            • Employee Discounts

            • Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)

              For more details, please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.
              Salary Range: $101,600.00 - $167,400.00Salary Range 2: $138,300.00 - $207,500.00
              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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .
              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.
              We are a pioneering company.
              With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space - our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.

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