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FPGA Design Engineers and Principal FPGA Design Engineers

Requisition ID: R10047435

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim Top Secret
  • 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: 3

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.

Join Northrop Grumman Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across space systems. 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.Northrop Grumman is currently seeking FPGA Design Engineers and Principal FPGA Design Engineers for our Linthicum, Maryland location.  This position can be filled at either level depending upon years of experience and qualifications.Job Description:
  • Develop digital logic designs for space applications such as satellite command and control and sensor data processing
  • Design, development, creation and modification of digital logic designs implemented with Xilinx and Microsemi FPGA IDEs
  • Simulation and verification of FPGA logic designs, compliance requirements, and supporting validation at the system level
  • Work with members of multi‐functional teams to develop innovative solutions
  • Clear and effective communication to cross-functional team members 
  • Documentation of design and analysis reports as well as test reports
Basic Qualifications of FPGA Design Engineer: Level 2
  • Bachelor’s in Science STEM degree with 2 years of related experience or a Master’s Degree with 0 years of related experience
  • Working knowledge of FPGAs and HDL (Verilog and VHDL) code
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret or Top Secret Clearance
Basic Qualifications of Principal FPGA Design Engineer: Level 3
  • Bachelor’s in Science STEM degree with 5 years of related experience; or a Master’s Degree with 3 years of related experience; or a PhD with 0 years of related experience
  • Experience with the use of various FPGAs or the development of HDL (Verilog and VHDL) code within the corresponding IDE
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret or Top Secret Clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with MATLAB and Simulink modeling and programming
  • Experience defining development test plans and/or methods
  • Experience translating customer requirements and/or functional block diagrams into realized FPGA/Digital Logic Designs
  • Able to work effectively within a development team to understand system level inter-dependencies and design constraints

Salary Range: $86,600 USD - $129,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $106,500 USD - $159,700 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.