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Digital Engineer / Principal Digital Engineer (FPGA or ASIC Design)

Requisition ID: R10063133

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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 Sector (NGMS) is a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of sectors that keep our nation and our allies safe from undersea to space and cyberspace. 

Our Digital Technologies Organization located in San Antonio, TX is seeking Digital Engineers or Principal Digital Engineers with the desire to learn new technologies to join our innovative team to help develop, enhance, and maintain software on cutting edge products and systems. 

As a Digital 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 selected individual will work on FPGA and ASIC Design across the full product life cycle process. In this capacity, you will utilize your working knowledge of digital signal processing and digital interfaces. 

Position will serve on-site in San Antonio, TX.

This position may be filled at the Digital Engineer or Principal Digital Engineer Level.

Basic Qualifications - Digital Engineer: 

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Mathematics) related discipline with 2 years of digital design engineering experience; or MS or Ph.D. with 0 years of experience.
  • Working knowledge of full product life cycle (requirements, design, implementation and test) of FPGA Design and/or ASIC Design.
  • Knowledge of System Verilog, Verilog and/or VHDL.
  • Candidate must already posses, or have recently held, active DoD "Secret" Security Clearance (or higher) and have the ability to maintain.

Preferred Qualifications - Digital Engineer: 

  • MS in Electrical Engineering or comparable engineering discipline.
  • Experience with industry standard FPGA design implementation tools for IP integration, PnR, CDC
  • Experience with industry standard ASIC front-end design tools for synthesis, LEC, CDC.
  • Experience with STA constraints generation and timing closure.
  • Experience with MATLAB, Mentor Graphics design tools, Synopsys or similar tool.
  • Familiarity with Xilinx and Intel FPGA technology.
  • Familiarity with Agile or SaFE principles

Basic Qualifications - Principal Digital Engineer: 

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Mathematics) related discipline with 5 years of digital design engineering experience; or MS with 3 years, or Ph.D. with 0 years of experience.
  • Working knowledge of full product life cycle (requirements, design, implementation and test) of FPGA Design and/or ASIC Design.
  • Knowledge of System Verilog, Verilog and/or VHDL.
  • Candidate must already posses, or have recently held, active DoD "Secret" Security Clearance (or higher) and have the ability to maintain.

Preferred Qualifications - Principal Digital Engineer: 

  • MS in Electrical Engineering or comparable engineering discipline.
  • Experience with industry standard FPGA design implementation tools for IP integration, PnR, CDC.
  • Experience with industry standard ASIC front-end design tools for synthesis, LEC, CDC.
  • Experience with STA constraints generation and timing closure.
  • Experience with MATLAB, Mentor Graphics design tools, Synopsys or similar tool.
  • Familiarity with Xilinx and Intel FPGA technology.
  • Familiarity with Agile or SaFE principles.

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Salary Range: $78,300 USD - $117,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $96,400 USD - $144,600 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.