Rolling Meadows, Illinois

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.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Digital Technologies Group, is seeking FPGA Design Engineers to be involved in full life-cycle product development of Radio Frequency Electronic Warfare (RFEW), Infrared Counter Measures (IRCM) and Advanced Target & Surveillance (ATS) Systems.

In this role, you will identify, investigate, design and develop programmable logic solutions, e,g, FPGA or CPLD, for digital electronic equipment, using Hardware Description Language (VHDL, Verilog) or related design capture method, to solve a variety of technical challenges. Test programmable logic designs in lab using custom and/or industry standard tools and equipment to analyze performance and verify functionality meets established design requirements.

This position can be filled at the Engineer Digital or Principal Engineer Digital role:

Basic Qualifications for Engineer Digital:
  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (Computer or Electrical), or related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional work experience OR M.S. degree in EE/CE.
  • Some experience with HDL (VHDL/Verilog) and HVL (SystemVerilog), SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA), UVM for FPGAs, CPLDs and/or ASICs
  • Ability to work in teams and communicate clearly across various levels of engineers
  • Ability to translate system performance and operational specifications into programmable logic requirements, design, and test specifications
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain Security Clearance
Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer Digital:
  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (Computer or Electrical), or related field with a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience OR M.S. degree in EE/CE with a minimum of 3+ years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Some experience with HDL (VHDL/Verilog) and HVL (SystemVerilog), SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA), UVM for FPGAs, CPLDs and/or ASICs
  • Ability to work in teams and communicate clearly across various levels of engineers
  • Ability to translate system performance and operational specifications into programmable logic requirements, design, and test specifications
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain Security Clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Significant experience in HDL (VHDL/Verilog) and HVL (SystemVerilog), SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA), UVM for PLDs, FPGAs, and/or ASICs
  • Experience with Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools: Mentor Graphics ModelSim/QuestaSim, Xilinx, Altera/Intel
  • Experience achieving timing closure on FPGA designs
  • Experience in Microprocessor (PowerPC, Intel-based, SoC) designs
  • Implementation of Digital Signal or Image Processing algorithms on FPGAs
  • Experience developing in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience with high level programming languages (C/C++)
  • A strong team player who also has the ability to work independently
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance
Salary Range: $77,900 USD - $116,900 USD
Salary Range 2: $96,600 USD - $145,000 USD

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. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Become part of a team at the forefront of technology and the frontline of defense when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. We currently have opportunities across the world for those ready to solve our toughest challenges on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

With Northrop Grumman, you’ll be joining a culture where your voice is heard and contributions are valued. Launch your career and join the over 17,000 veterans pushing past possible every day to create and deliver the most advanced systems that connect and protect our world.  Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.

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