Senior Principal Design Engineer (FPGA) / Top Secret / SCI

Analysis, Architecture, Circuits, Development, Hardware, HTTP, Modeling, Security, Simulation, Testing, VHDL
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Are you ready to join Northrop Grumman? If so we areseeking a FPGA Design Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.

Youwill perform tasks which include development, performance modeling, end-to-end simulation and implementation of FPGA designs for use in satellites and other space vehicles. Tasks will include design, verification and testing of FPGA design targeting specific hardware platforms using simulation tools or work in a lab environment.

Job Duties:
  • Develop FPGA requirements based on flowed down requirements and expand these requirements to include derived requirements
  • Develop FPGA architecture supporting flowed down and derived requirements.
  • Develop FPGAs code meeting requirements.
  • Verify FPGA timing margins and perform full simulations using ModelSim or other equivalent design tools.
  • Perform analysis to show design meets throughput and timing meeting requirements.
  • Verify design using simulation or in a lab environment working closely with support personnel during the design and verification process.
  • Develop material for and participated in FPGA Design reviews.


1. 9 Years of direct experiencewith a Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with aMasters; 4 Years with aPhD.

2. Minimum of 7 years of experience in implementation and testing

3. Minimum of 4 years-experience in design of electronic circuits for use in harsh/space environments.

4.Experience with performance simulation and modeling

5. Familiarity with MicroSemi/Actel/ Family of FPGAs

6. Strong VHDL skills including Verilog and system Verilog

7. Experience working as a member of a team, collaborating effectively with an integrated team of customers, vendors, users, and co-workers.

8. Ability to work independently, on a large team, and on concurrent tasks

9 Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills

10 Strong written and verbal communication skills in order to articulate to the team.

11. Current TS/SCI Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Current TS/SCI with CI Poly

2. Familiarity with SynplifyPRO, Libero SoC, LiberoIDE, Designer, Aldec Riviera PRO.

3. Experience with multiple clock domains.

4. Experience partitioning designs.

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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Position Id : 18024748
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