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Principal ASIC/FPGA Verification Engineer (Hybrid)

Requisition ID: R10094620

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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: 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’s Strategic Space Systems Digital Hardware and IC Department in Gilbert, AZ is seeking a talented Principal ASIC/FPGA Verification Engineer.

By working with DSP Systems and HDL Design engineers, you will be a critical hands-on technical team member responsible for developing SystemVerilog testbenches to verify complex communication and SOC designs for high-reliability space applications.  We are seeking a motivated, innovative, and detail-oriented engineer who can efficiently and creatively produce robust verification solutions to enable the rapid development and launch of next generation space systems.  This position is ideal for highly passionate engineers who enjoy the challenge of developing robust ASIC/FPGA verification solutions to keep pace with the rapid complexity growth of our latest generation of FPGA and ASIC designs.  This position requires an individual that has strong, efficient, and out-going communication skills to be effective on high-performance development teams that consist of developers residing across multiple Northrop Grumman engineering development centers.   As a critical verification member, you'll have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of advance digital designs to enable you to produce the most effective verification solutions.

You will have the opportunity to mentor junior engineers on Advance Verification in a rapidly expanding organization as well as engage with Northrop Grumman's digital design and verification subject matter experts.  This role is eligible for relocation assistance and Hybrid work environment in Gilbert, Arizona for well qualified candidates. Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.


  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering and 5+ years of engineering experience

  • 3+ years’ experience with SystemVerilog methodologies (UVM, OVM, AVM,.)

  • Experience with scripting languages

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


  • Advanced degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering

  • 5+ years’ experience with SystemVerilog methodologies (UVM, OVM, AVM,...)

  • Experience with verifying DSP or SOC Designs

  • Strong RTL and Gate level troubleshooting skills

  • Experience collaborating with design engineers to replicate silicon bugs in simulation

  • MATLAB Experience

  • Experience with coverage analysis and collaborating with design and verification engineers to improve coverage


Salary Range: $99,500 USD - $149,300 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.