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Digital FPGA Design Engineering Lead (Manhattan Beach, CA)

Requisition ID: R10072307

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

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 Digital FPGA Design Engineer Lead. In this role, you will lead the development and integration of complex electronic test systems and electronic hardware units in support of space flight programs. You will act as the responsible design engineer (RDE) and FPGA Technical Lead of development on our program.

In this role, you will lead an electrical design team which is comprised of electrical hardware design engineers and other engineering functions, including: Flight Engineering, Systems Engineering, Product Engineering, Software Engineering, Production, Procurement, and Program Management to meet schedule and technical requirements.

The electronic hardware development responsibilities include:

  • Developing system architecture

  • Detailed design

  • Performing customer briefings/reviews

  • Hardware test

  • Site integration

  • Post-delivery support

Primary deliverables are:

  • Flight electronics test systems

  • Satellite system operational ground-based hardware

To be successful in this position, you should have a broad range of experience with:

  • Leading small to large FPGA development teams - Design, simulation, integration, and test of Digital circuits

  • FPGA and PCB/CCA design - Electronic drawer/unit design

  • Test System Architecture and Design

  • Some responsibilities include both performing and leading the following:

    • FPGA design, functional simulation, and test vector creation - Leading a team of engineers in design of FPGAs and flight test systems

    • 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

    • Developing and presenting design reviews for internal and external customers - Reporting schedule and earned value to project leadership

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field (ideally Electrical or Computer Engineering) and 14+ years of experience; OR a Master’s degree with 12+ years of experience; OR a PhD. With  9+ years of experience

  • Design and test experience in digital technology

  • FPGA design experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • 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.

Link: www.northropgrumman.com/benefits

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Salary Range: $171,600 USD - $257,400 USD

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.