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Sr Principal FPGA Digital Design Engineer (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10096447

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 1

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 Defense Systems is looking for a Sr. Principal Digital Design Engineer to join our team in Rolling Meadows, IL.  As an integral member of the Special Tactical Electronic Warfare Systems (STEWS) team, selected Digital Design Engineer will participate in design, development, and modernization of systems that include airborne RF and IR systems, laboratory test stations, and transportable flight line electronic combat system test sets.

The Digital Design Engineer role involves full life-cycle product development from system concept and requirements through design, implementation, test verification, production, and field support.  Digital subsystem and circuit card designs utilize the latest FPGA technologies from all major vendors and device families including Xilinx and Intel (Altera), and support high speed interfaces, Radio Frequency (RF) DSP, controls, data links, embedded processing, and processor interfaces. Your expertise in digital design and analysis, coding, verification, and synthesis using state of the art tools and techniques are desired for this position.

 Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Digital Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar engineering discipline with a minimum 9 years of digital electronics design experience or 7 years of digital electronics design experience with a master’s degree in a technical field.

  • Extensive digital hardware circuit design experience, including simulation and schematic capture through test and integration.

  • Ability to translate system performance and operational requirements into embedded system requirements, design, and test specifications

  • Experience in HDL (VHDL/Verilog)

  • A thorough understanding of synthesis static timing closure, physical build (implementation) and image generation. Strong testbench generations and verification. Experience using Xilinx Vivado, Synopsys Synplify Pro and Mentor Graphics QuestaSim.

  • Implementation of real time Digital Signal Processing algorithms within FPGAs.

  • Experience with high-speed digital design techniques such as pipelining, asynchronous clock domains, synchronization, finite state machines, multi-cycling, and use of FIFOs.

  • Familiarity with documentation and revision control

  • Proven skills to include team leadership, mentoring others, communicating with all levels of an organization internally and externally, being adaptable, creative, collaborative, comfortable working independently, and enjoys solving difficult problems.

  • US Citizen and ability to obtain and maintain government security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering with a minimum 12 years of digital electronics design experience.

  • Algorithm modeling using Matlab to generate bit-exact test vectors is desired

  • Working knowledge of Electronic Warfare systems.

  • Experience in Aerospace and/or Defense industries.

  • Current Secret Security Clearance.

Salary Range: $136,300 USD - $204,500 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

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.

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.