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Design Engineer

Requisition ID: R10076273

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

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. NG Mission Systems is seeking a Principal / Senior Principal Design Engineer​ with the desire to learn new technologies to join our team in San Antonio, TX.

As a Principal / Senior Principal Design 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. 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. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

How You will contribute to the Mission:

  • Design, develop, modify and evaluate digital electronic parts, components or integrated circuitry for digital electronic equipment and other hardware systems

  • Determine design approaches and parameters

  • Analyze equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental tests, and evaluate results

  • Select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability

  • May also review vendor capability to support product development

This position is expected to be 100% onsite at our San Antonio, TX location.

This position can be filled at the Principal or Senior Principal FPGA or ASIC Engineer level based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Principal Level - Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline with 5+ years of relevant experience (3 years for MS degree, 0 years for PhD)

  • Senior Principal Level - Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline with 9+ years of relevant experience (7 years for MS degree, 4 years for PhD)

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

  • Knowledge of System Verilog, Verilog and/or VHDL

  • This position requires an Active U.S. Secret Level Security Clearance to start

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • MS in Electrical Engineering or comparable engineering discipline

  • Experience with industry standard FPGA design implementation tools for IP integration, PnR, CDC

  • 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

  • Familiarity with Agile or SaFE principles



Salary Range: $104,700 USD - $157,100 USD
Salary Range 2: $129,800 USD - $194,800 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

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.

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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.