Cincinnati, Ohio

Join Northrop Grumman - Xetron, part of the Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe.
Remember when you were eager about getting to work because of the excitement of the challenge, the importance of the solution, and the fun you had with your team? Northrop Grumman - Xetron is that kind of place! As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Northrop Grumman - Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business culture, operating collaboratively with its larger business entity. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You'll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with team members at all levels.
We are seeking cleared or clearable Principal or Sr. Principal FPGA Engineers who are self-motivated, energetic individuals with a background in FPGA digital system design associated with digital signal processing applied to the RF domain and wireless digital communication systems.
The FPGA Engineer will be part of a multi-disciplinary program team responsible for architecting, designing, testing and deploying next generation, specialized communication systems critical to US intelligence customers and allies. As an FPGA Engineer you will provide technical leadership in system requirements generation, hardware selection trade studies, design implementation in FPGAs, integration and testing of the overall system.
Programs at Northrop Grumman - Xetron are engineering intensive, rapid development jobs for diverse SIGINT/EW applications. Main focus areas are advanced waveform development, Low Size Weight and Power (Low SWaP) processing systems, specialized space communication payloads and persistent signal surveillance systems. We're pushing the boundaries of what's possible, on the ground, air and space.
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Qualifications:

This position can be filled at the Principal or Sr. Principal level.
Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer:
  • BS Degree in Electrical, Computer or related Engineering discipline with 5 years of experience, OR MS Degree in Electrical, Computer or related Engineering discipline with 3 years of experience, OR PhD Degree in Electrical, Computer or related Engineering discipline with 0 years of experience
  • VHDL or Verilog proficiency is required
  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Engineer:
  • BS Degree in Electrical, Computer or related Engineering discipline with 9 years of experience, OR MS Degree in Electrical, Computer or related Engineering discipline with 7 years of experience, OR PhD Degree in Electrical, Computer or related Engineering discipline with 4 years of experience
  • VHDL or Verilog proficiency is required
  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience leading technical teams
  • Proficient in VHDL
  • Experience implementing designs with a variety of FPGA manufacturers (Xilinx, Microsemi, Lattice, Intel/Altera)
  • Experience simulating VHDL designs, ModelSim, QuestaSim or comparable simulators
  • Proficient with MATLAB/Octave
  • Experience with GNU Radio or software-defined radios
  • Experience with wireless digital communication systems, in particular modern digital modulation techniques and modem design
  • Familiarity with RADAR and EW signal processing algorithms is a plus
  • Familiarity with RF receiver development, including system link budget and sensitivity analysis, ADC and receiver noise analysis, and baseband conversion and processing, is a plus
  • Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI
This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

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.

Cincinnati, Ohio

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