Northrop Grumman

Sr. Principal Fpga/asic Verification Engineer

1 month agoManhattan Beach, CA

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a motivated candidate to join the Electronics and Payloads Directorate as a Senior Principal FPGA/ASIC Verification Engineer. The selected applicant will become a pivotal part of the implementation of Digital Communication Designs for space applications. This position is based at our Space Park campus in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Primary responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Development of high-level and detailed verification test bench consistent with requirements and specifications

Develop verification environment utilizing UVMF/UVM

Perform randomized and directed test to achieve closure on functional and code coverage

Trace requirement, and perform review and audits on the simulation test procedures and test environment

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the following:
Experience in architecture and development of UVM benches or multi-chip UVM testbench for different types of designs

Ability to create/develop Agents, Test sequences, Covergroups, Predictors, Scoreboards

Ability to use Questa Advanced Functional Verification tools to report coverage

Ability to create a block level UVM testbench from bottoms up.

Experienced in writing assertions with SVA (SystemVerilog Assertion)

Have written reconfigurable/modular verification IPs for custom interfaces and protocols

Maintain the desire to stay current in the continuously developing field and to expand knowledge base and skills in digital ASIC/FPGA verification

Works under general direction

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or another STEM Bachelor's Degree with 9+ years of experience; OR a STEM Master's Degree with 7+ years of experience; OR a STEM PhD. Degree with 4+ years of experience

Expertise in System Verilog

Advanced Knowledge of UVM/OVM methodology

Must have the ability to obtain and maintain an active Government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with FPGA/ASIC verification with directed test

Digital Signal Processing experience for digital communications

Hands-on lab experience with testing of digital hardware is highly desired

Active Secret Clearance


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.

Job ID: NorthropGrumman-21005639