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Digital Signal Processing Engineer

Requisition ID: R10112286

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • 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: 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.

We are seeking an experienced Digital Signal Processing Engineer to join our team at our Cincinnati, Ohio location. DSP Engineers work on sensor, communication, and electronic warfare programs solving our customer’s most difficult technical challenges. You will work as part of a team to design and build low power custom electronics across a range of microwave frequency bands.

The Cincinnati location (a.k.a. Xetron) is part of Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector and works with various government organizations designing and building custom

hardware and software solutions. We are mission focused pushing the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. We maintain a vibrant small business culture while collaborating within the larger organization utilizing a large extent of resources and expertise. You get to know your teammates and work with them closely while also learning from our centers of excellence. Small program teams provide you opportunities to have significant technical impact and learn from other engineers. Our programs require an innovative approach from Engineers to design a solution that meets performance, power, and size requirements.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement custom signal processing algorithms
  • Research advancements in technology to provide cutting-edge solutions
  • Design and test algorithms using MATLAB, C, and other languages.
  • Analyze and optimize system performance
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to ensure program success
  • Work with other engineers to analyze complex problems and provide unique solutions

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or similar with 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • ​OR Master’s Degree and 1+ years of experience
  • Proficient with MATLAB, C, or Octave
  • Knowledge of signal processing techniques and technologies
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI
  • Proficient in C/C++, embedded SW design in Linux
  • Experience with wireless digital communication systems, in particular modern digital modulation techniques and modem design
  • Experience with RADAR and EW signal processing algorithms
  • Experience with RF receiver development, including system link budget and sensitivity analysis, ADC and receiver noise analysis, and baseband conversion and processing
  • Digital design experience and FPGA development experience in VHDL, is a plus
  • Experience with X-Midas, GNU Radio or software-defined radios

This position offers benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k matching, 9/80 schedule, flexible work arrangement, and learning opportunities.

  • The 9/80 Schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off
  • This is an on-site position however there may be opportunities for occasional remote work
  • We encourage continuous learning through our educational assistance, career development, and training programs

Salary Range: $63,800 USD - $95,600 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.