Digital Design Engineer / Principal Digital Design Engineer

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

The Engineering & Sciences organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Digital Design Engineer/Principal Digital Design Engineer based out of McClellan, CA (Sacramento area).

What You'll get to Do:

Develop and maintain FPGA and CCAs (circuit card assembly) for defense applications using cutting edge digital technologies. The Digital Design Engineer is responsible for evaluating the customer needs, identifying the requirements, developing, implementing, analyzing, and testing of certain aspects of electrical components and systems. He/she will be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the engineering field, rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, support existing products, and develop a range of new products. This position may require some business related travel (approximately 10%).

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Perform FPGA design, simulation, and documentation using product families such as Xilinx Kintex7, Virtex7, Zynq, Ultrascale, RFSoC and Altera Stratix.
  • Conduct testing of products using high-speed oscilloscopes, signal generators, signal analyzers, Matlab, and FPGA debugging tools.
  • Define and develop specifications and test procedures
  • Create circuit card assembly (CCA) schematics, block diagrams, parts lists, and design review packages for complex multilayer printed circuit boards (PCB) that contain the following types of components: FPGA, ADC/DAC, high-speed transceivers, DDR and flash memories.
  • Establish PCB physical guidelines and oversee the placement, routing and fabrication of the design.
  • Release engineering and manufacturing documentation in order to support projects.
  • Support production and manufacturing activities, including planning and materials procurement.


Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development

https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/BenefitsOverview/Pages/default.aspx

This requisition may be filled at either a Digital Design Engineer level or a Principal Digital Design Engineer level.
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This requisition may be filled at either a Digital Design Engineer level or a Principal Digital Design Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications for a Digital Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 2 years of relevant work experience, or Master of Science STEM degree.
  • Experience in FPGA design and development using VHDL or Verilog
  • Experience in FPGA simulation
  • Experience in FPGA design verification using hardware verification and debugging tools
  • Experience in FPGA constraints leading to timing closure in FPGA routes
  • Experience in the use of lab test equipment such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers
  • Experience in technical documentation such as architecture documents and interface definition documents
  • Experience in hardware/software integration.
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability obtain and maintain TS/SCI (access) security clearance


Basic Qualifications for a Principal Digital Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 5 years of relevant work experience, or Master of Science STEM degree with 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in FPGA design and development using VHDL or Verilog
  • Experience in FPGA simulation
  • Experience in FPGA design verification using hardware verification and debugging tools
  • Experience in FPGA constraints leading to timing closure in FPGA routes
  • Experience in the use of lab test equipment such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers
  • Experience in technical documentation such as architecture documents and interface definition documents
  • Experience in hardware/software integration.
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability obtain a security clearance

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience in a lead engineering role
  • Experience in simple bus protocols such as I2C, SPI and RS-232
  • VHDL
  • Experience with Zynq RFSOC
  • Tools: Modelsim, Xilinx Vivado, Synplicity, MATLAB
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Experience with building a Linux OS for embedded ARM processors
  • Experience in the use of lab test equipment such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers
  • Experience in technical documentation such as architecture documents and interface definition documents
  • High-speed protocols such as PCI-E
  • Microprocessors, real-time systems, embedded Linux
  • Technical documentation such as architecture documents and interface definition documents
  • Bus functional models
  • CCA Design using schematic capture tools
  • CCA level test and debug using standard lab equipment
  • TS/SCI clearance
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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