Principal/Sr. Principal FPGA Design Engineer

Requisition ID: 20029237

  • Category IconCategory: NGC
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
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 This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman. At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities,
and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!
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 work preserves freedom and democracy,
and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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. You will learn, grow, and play in an environment that focuses on results and delivery, all backed by strong corporate values and ethics.
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking FPGA Design Engineers to be involved in full life-cycle product development of Radio Frequency Electronic Warfare (RFEW), Infrared Counter Measures (IRCM) and Advanced Target
& Surveillance (ATS) Systems. You will be involved in requirements analysis and system architecture, coding, test bench design, verification, synthesis and place and route using state of the art tools and techniques. As a FPGA 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. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation. 
This position is located at our Rolling Meadows, IL. locations.
This position could be filled at the Principal or Sr. Principal Role          NGFeaturedJobs

 Basic Qualifications:     Basic Qualifications for a Principal Role:
- Bachelor’s Degree in STEM field with a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience OR Master's degree in STEM field with 3 years of work experience.
Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Role:
- Bachelor’s Degree in STEM field with a minimum of 9 years of relevant professional work experience OR Master's degree in STEM field with 7 years of work experience.
- Knowledge of HDL (VHDL/Verilog) and HVL (SystemVerilog), SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA), UVM for FPGAs, CPLDs and/or ASICs
- Ability to work in teams and communicate clearly across various levels of engineers
- Ability to translate system performance and operational specifications into digital firmware requirements, design, and test specifications
- US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:  - Software Development and/or Software Engineering background with an Agile/DevSecOps mindset and experience with Scripting languages (e.g., Python, Ruby, JavaScript) and Test Driven Development (TDD)
- Advanced degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
- Experience in HDL (VHDL/Verilog) and HVL (SystemVerilog), SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA), UVM for PLDs, FPGAs, and/or ASICs
- Experience with Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools: Mentor Graphics ModelSim/QuestaSim, Synplicity, Xilinx ISE/ Vivado, Xilinx EDK, Xilinx System Generator, Altera Quartus, Altera SOPC Builder, Altera Qsys, DSP Builder
- Expertise achieving timing closure on FPGA designs and generating test benches
- Experience in Microprocessor (PowerPC, Intel–based, SOC) designs
- Implementation of Digital Signal or Image Processing algorithms on FPGAs
- Experience developing in MATLAB/Simulink
- Experience with high level programming languages (C/C++)
- A strong team player who also has the ability to work independently
- Active DOD Secret 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 a complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.  

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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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