Sr. Principal FPGA SoC Design Engineer
- Annapolis, MD
At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.
Our Sonar Engineering team is seeking dependable individuals adept at working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment and are interested in expanding their horizons. Our Sonar Innovation Lab needs someone with advanced skills in firmware development with established experience working with Xilinx FPGAs and embedded software in a version controlled, team environment. This individual will be accustomed to leveraging major simulation tools ad test benches as an integral part of the design and implementation process.
This individual will be responsible for continuing the development and focused application of our µ SASTM product line, a fully embedded, interferometric, synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) boasting very low SWaP and real time beamforming.
Tasks will included guiding existing technology into adjacent opportunities and continuing to improve the performance of the existing product line. Individual will also ensure integrated designs are ready for manufacture/production, for engineering follow through production addressing any issues that arise within cost and schedule constraints, and for factory acceptance level testing (FAT), both bench-level and within an Acoustic Test Facility. Once through FAT, this individual may be asked to travel to participate in field testing. Familiarity with sonar/sensor data analysis and interpretation of data against requirements is encouraged.
This position will be located at our Annapolis, MD facility. .
- Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related field
- 9+ years' of relevant experience is required. (7+ years' with MS degree or 4+ years with PhD)
- FPGA Design experience with System on a Chip (SoC) platforms
- VHDL and/or Verilog experience
- Software and Firmware Design experience with C/C++
- Eligibility to obtain a US Government Security Clearance
- Experience with Xilinx 7 series (Zynq, Kintex) and Ultrascale family of devices
- Prior experience with the implementation and analysis of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms (MATLAB or C preferred) - Modelsim and/ or Vivado Simulator experience
- Software build tool experience (cmake, autotools, bitbake, etc.) preferred
- Prior experience with the development and test of FPGA based signal processing algorithms.
- Development experience with sonar, radar, or communication systems preferred.
- GPU programming (e.g. CUDA) experience
- Printed Circuit Board design and test experience
- GIT and Subversion configuration management - Embedded Linux and build tools
- Active Secret or TS
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