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Principal / Sr. Principal FPGA Digital Engineer

Requisition ID: R10065403

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, 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: Days (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 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!

We are looking for you to join our team as a FPGA Digital Engineer based out of San Diego, CA.

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 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.

At the Northrop Grumman San Diego campus our Advanced Digital Design organization creates the next generation of communications and signal processing systems, and will take ideas from concept to working systems aboard the world’s most advanced platforms. We design in our campus of labs and on-site advanced manufacturing just minutes from the beach and everything for which Southern California is famous.

This is work that matters and a career that can take you places. If you have hands-on experience in FPGA Development with VHDL, apply today.

This is a dual level requisition which can be filled as a Principal Digital Engineer or Sr Principal Digital Engineer

Basic Qualifications: Principal Digital Engineer

  • 5+ years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science in a STEM discipline; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters in a STEM discipline; 0 Years of work experience with a PHD STEM discipline
  • Experience with RTL design or Advanced /verification
  • CLEARANCE: Must be a US Citizen and must have or be able to obtain a Secret clearance before you start

Basic Qualifications: Sr. Principal Digital Engineer

  • 9+ years of relevant experience with a Bachelor STEM discipline; 7 years of relevant exp with a Masters STEM discipline
  • Experience with VHDL design or Advanced /verification ​for FPGA’s
  • Must be a self-starter capable of performing assigned tasks with minimal direction.
  • Experience with translating system requirements into programmable logic requirements, design documents, and test specifications
  • CLEARANCE: Must be a US Citizen and must have or be able to obtain a Secret clearance before you start

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with VHDL design for FPGA’s (Logic and SoC’s)
  • Experience with AMD/Xilinx 7 series (Zynq, Kintex and Ultrascale) family of devices.
  • Experience with Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools: Vivado, Quartus, QuestaSim.
  • Knowledgeable in FPGA physical constraints and achieving timing closure.
  • Experience with board or system level debug using test equipment such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers.
  • Generation of Test Benches and support of formal VHDL Verification
  • Active Security Clearance

Salary Range: $111,600 USD - $167,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $138,300 USD - $207,500 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.