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Digital ASIC (RTL) Design Engineer

Requisition ID: R10063024

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (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: 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’ Electrical Devices and Integrated Circuit (EDIC) design organization is responsible for enabling discriminating system capability with the design of full-custom mixed signal ICs and RFICs. In support of that capability, we are seeking a Principal Digital ASIC Design Engineer for design and implementation of the digital cores of these circuits using a top-down automated design flow.

The ideal candidate will have experience of full custom ASIC design, but we would consider applicants with FPGA experience who would like to move into the IC field. The digital content of our chips is relatively small but growing so we need people who can take responsibility for the entire function from specification to production test. Must be comfortable working in a project team comprising multiple skill sets while being accountable for their individual contribution.

This position may be filled at an Engineer level (T02), or a Principal Engineering (T03):

Level T02

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

  • 2 years of relevant experience with B.S., none required with Masters

  • Writing and Maintaining Design Specifications

  • RTL Coding using VHDL or Verilog languages

  • Digital RTL design (Verilog, Innovus, ModelSim, QuestaSim )

  • Design and coding of test benches to verify correct functionality

  • Familiarity with Cadence tools would be advantageous including but not limited to:

    • Xcelium for simulation and verification

    • Jasper or Conformal for Formal verification

    • Genus for synthesis

    • Tempus for static timing analysis

  • Eligible for a Secret or higher security clearance

Level T03

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.

  • Writing and Maintaining Design Specifications

  • Digital RTL design (Verilog, Innovus, ModelSim, QuestaSim )

  • RTL Coding using VHDL or Verilog languages

  • Our tool flow is Cadence based using

    • Design verification using Cadence tools such as Xcelium

    • Formal Verification using tools such as Jasper or Conformal

    • Synthesis using Genus

    • Static Timing Analysis using Tempus

  • Able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement of this.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Delivery of multiple verified digital IC designs

  • Experience following a formal design process with checkpoint reviews

  • Familiarity with revision control and EDA standard formats used in cell/library development and modeling

  • Strong design automation skills

  • Current security clearance

Salary Range: $81,000 USD - $121,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $99,800 USD - $149,800 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.