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Staff Engineer Digital

Requisition ID: R10101119

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • 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.

The Digital Products Department (part of NG Strategic Space Systems) in Manhattan Beach, CA is seeking a talented Engineer Digital 5 - Staff Level. This person will be required to develop, test, and integrate complex digital hardware and support test systems for spacecraft flight programs. Additionally, this person will have the opportunity to provide technical mentorship and guidance to our junior engineers.  

As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to leverage your knowledge and expertise.

  • Support with department training curriculum development

  • Provide proposal support.

  • To develop verification plans.

  • Architect and implement verification environments of prototypes to class A space hardware.

  • Leverage UVM throughout the verification process.

  • Generate verification and test plans for digital board/units.

  • Generation of verification artifacts necessary to sell off space hardware.

  • Support/Lead unit verification efforts, test-set requirements development, environmental testing definition.

  • Resolves or oversees resolution of off-nominal test data.

  • Support/Lead subsystem level Integration & test.

  • We value and promote growth and development of our teams by providing opportunities to support other areas of interest to our employees.

  • If you are interested in learning more, apply for your chance to be considered for one of our many unit verification engineering openings within the digital products team. 

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM from an accredited institution and 14+ years of experience in an Engineering environment; OR, a minimum of 12+ years of experience with a STEM Master's degree; OR a minimum of 9+ years of experience with STEM PhD. degree

  • Hands-on lab experience with electronic hardware

  • Candidate must be willing to obtain and maintain, a U.S. Government security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Board/unit verification.

  • Experience in FPGA/Software design and development

  • Experience in Universal Verification Methodology (UVM)/SystemVerilog.

  • Experience performing formal verification of digital space flight hardware.

  • Experience with emulation efforts.

  • Knowledgeable of verification environment (architecture definition, development, and maintenance.)

  • Experience with digital signal processing and/or FPGA design experience

  • Experience with engineering support to manufacturing including hardware troubleshooting.

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited institution



Salary Range: $177,100 USD - $265,700 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.