Principal Engineer Digital FPGA Design

Requisition ID: 20024884

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. The Ground Systems Development Department (part of Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector) in Manhattan Beach, CA is seeking a talented Principal Engineer Digital FPGA Design to join our team in the development and integration of complex electronic test systems and electronic hardware units in support of space flight programs. This individual would act as a responsible design engineer (RDE) supporting digital development on our program. The RDE responsibilities include FPGA and PCB: architecture design, detailed design, performing customer briefings/reviews, and hardware test. Primary deliverables are flight electronics test systems and satellite system operational ground based hardware.  The candidate will perform designs in a team environment with other engineering functions, including: Ground Hardware Engineering, Flight Hardware  Engineering, Systems Engineering, Product Engineering, Software Engineering, Production, Procurement, and Program Management to meet schedule and technical requirements. The ideal candidate has a broad range of experience with: 
  • Design, integration, and test of Digital circuits
  • FPGA development 
  • PCBs/CCA design
  • Electronic drawer/unit design
  • Small to large electronic subsystems  
Some responsibilities include performing the following:
  • Detailed Digital analysis at the component level
  • FPGA design, functional simulation, and test vector creation
  • 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
  • Worst case performance analysis for critical Digital signals
  • Developing and presenting design reviews for internal and external customers 
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Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or another STEM degree from an accredited institution and 5 years of experience in an Engineering Environment; OR, a minimum of 3 years of experience with a Master's Degree; OR, 0 years of experience with a PhD.   
  • Design and test experience in digital technology
  • Previous PCB and/or FPGA design experience
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Design and test experience in Analog/RF and Digital technology
  • 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 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.

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