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Sr./Principal Engineer: FPGA/ASIC Engineer - TS/SCI - Space / Satellite Systems (Dulles, VA and Gilb

Northrop Grumman
Dulles, Virginia, United States
Requisition ID: R
Category: Engineering
Location: Dulles - VA, United States of America
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: SCI
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions 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 have openings for a TS/SCI cleared FPGA/ASIC Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. One position will be located in Dulles, VA, the other in Gilbert, AZ.

In this role, you will be responsible for research, requirements analysis and systems architecture, design, coding, test bench design, verification, synthesis and place, & route for our Command and Data Handling (CD&H) products. The qualified applicant will join the Electrical Engineering Avionics department that specializes in FPGA/ASIC for space applications.

Duties and responsibilities include:

VHDL design of FPGA and/or ASIC logic
FPGA/ASIC verification via simulation and emulation (lab testing), synthesis, timing analysis, and place and route for FPGA
FPGA design for space environment or space application

This position can be filled at the Sr. Principal or Principal level.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in a STEM degree (ideally in Electrical or Computer) with 5+ years of experience; or Master's Degree with 3+ years of experience; or a PhD. Degree
Well versed in VHDL design for an aerospace environment or space application
Proficient in FPGA design flow including items such as RTL/gate level simulation, synthesis, place and route, static timing analysis, and power analysis
US Citizen and current/active Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools (e.g. Xilinx ISE/ Vivado, Mentor Graphics ModelSim/QuestaSim, Synplify)
Implementation of Digital Signal or Image Processing algorithms on FPGAs
Expertise achieving timing closure on FPGA designs and generating test benches
Experience working with or developing test benches using SystemVerilog and Universal Verification Methodology (UVM)
Experience debugging down to the hardware level & experience using Signal Generators, Logic Analyzers, Digital Oscilloscopes and Embedded FPGA Debugging tools
An advanced degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering with a minimum 5 years of FPGA/digital electronics design experience

The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA's Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:


Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)

For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.





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Salary Range: 79400 - 119200
Salary Range 2: 114100 - 171100

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 () we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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