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Principal Digital Verification Engineer

Requisition ID: R10048720

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Morrisville, North Carolina, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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, Digital Technologies Group, is seeking Digital Verification Engineers to support ASIC and FPGA product development. In this capacity, you will work closely with design and verification engineers and will utilize your knowledge of modern verification methods, tools and techniques. The individual will perform functional verification of register transfer level (RTL) code of a complex ASIC at block level and SOC level using UVM (Universal Verification Methodology) and SystemVerilog and Cadence Xcelium simulation tool. This task includes but not limited to development of testbench, tests, verification IP (VIP), verification models, coverage models, extensive simulation and debug, code coverage and functional coverage, generation and analysis of reports and metrics, documentation etc. This candidate will have an ability to operate in a team environment and collaborate across the different teams as required to accomplish the goals.

This position is located in Morrisville, NC.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or other comparable engineering discipline

  • 5+ years of digital verification engineering experience using industry standard simulation tools (3+ years with an MS degree; 0+ years with PhD)

  • An additional 5 years of experience can be used in Lieu of a BS degree

  • Knowledge of UVM

  • Experience developing testplans, participating in reviews, test development and RTL debug

  • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering or comparable engineering discipline

  • Experience with data structures, object oriented programming languages and concepts

  • Experience with Verification IP integration and/or development

  • Experience with a coverage-driven verification methodology from planning through closure

  • Knowledge of industry standard bus or I/O interfaces

  • Experience with SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA)

  • FPGA/ASIC design and/or development process experience

  • Experience with scripting languages (Bash, Perl, Python, Tcl, Makefile)

  • Knowledge of digital signal processing


Salary Range: $96,600 USD - $144,900 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.