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Principal/Senior Principal Digital Board Design Engineer

Requisition ID: 21017517

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Morrisville - NC, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking a Principal or Senior Principal Digital Engineer to join the Digital Hardware Design Department under the Digital Technologies Organization. Working with the latest technologies and design tools, this position will require the selected individual to design an d develop digital hardware designs that provide innovative solutions to solve challenging requirements for our commercial and defense-related applications. Our digital hardware designs encompass electronic card assemblies (ECAs) that include various components - analog, power, latest FPGAs (Xilinx, Intel, Microsemi), ASICs, ADCs, DACs, various bus architectures, DDR memory, optical converters, and latest standard/proprietary interfaces. The individual will also work with a collaborative team of engineers that will span from Systems, FPGA Design, RF, Power, Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Test. Additionally, responsibilities cover the entire product life cycle (requirements, design/implementation, test/DVT, and production support).

This position is located in Morrisville, NC.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Level or a Senior Principal Level.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Digital Board Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor Degree in electrical engineering or comparable STEM degree

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant engineering experience (3+ years with MS degree; 0 years with PhD)

  • Experience in digital design electronics, schematic capture, and PWB/board layout tools

  • Be able to work on multi-discipline engineering teams and communicate clearly within integrated product team

  • Experience with testing and using lab test equipment (oscilloscopes, DMM, spectrum analyzers)

  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret Clearance

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Digital Board Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor Degree in electrical engineering or comparable STEM degree

  • Minimum of 9 years of relevant engineering experience (7+ years with MS degree; 4+ years with PhD)

  • Experience in digital design electronic s, schematic capture, and PWB/board layout tools

  • Be able to work on multi-discipline engineering teams and communicate clearly within integrated product team

  • Experience with testing and using lab test equipment (oscilloscopes, DMM, spectrum analyzers)

  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications for Principal and Senior Principal Board Design Engineer Levels:

  • Master Degree in electrical engineering or comparable STEM degree

  • Experience with Mentor Graphics design and analysis tools (DxDesigner, Xpedition, and Hyperlynx LineSim/BoardSim) or similar tools

  • Familiarity with signal integrity and power integrity analysis - Experience in high-speed (greater than 10 Gbps) and mixed signal designs

  • Experience leading a small project team to successfully complete a digital board design

  • Active Secret Clearance


Salary Range: 96600 - 120750
Salary Range 2: 119784 - 179676

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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