Principal Digital Systems Engineer / Sr. Principal Digital Systems Engineer - Military Veterans

at Northrop Grumman

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

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 (NGMS) Advanced Processing Solutions Business pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines the leading edge of exotic new technologies, and drives advances in the sciences. One of our most challenging new fields is Transformational Computing, which combines the unique properties of superconductivity and quantum mechanics to develop radical new energy-efficient computing systems. Our team is chartered with providing the skills to transform computing beyond Moore's Law, advancing development of computer architectures, processing/memory subsystems, and large scale high performance computing systems. You'll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these processing solutions a reality and deliver remarkable new advantages to the warfighter.

As part of a Research & Development effort in a Laboratory setting, a Systems Engineer joining this team need to work well in an environment supporting areas of advanced processing for semiconductors and related microelectronic devices where component/product specifications may not yet exist. They will be part of a Systems Engineering team responsible for understanding detailed models and simulations of microelectronic integrated circuits (IC) and systems to successfully translate customer requirements into corresponding hardware and software specifications. They will work closely with cross-functional development teams to ensure the designs and prototypes are in line with the developed specifications and will also support performance analysis and ensure that any design adjustments remain aligned to the component requirements and specification. From design to development, validation, and manufacturing, this position will significantly contribute to the viability and production of microelectronic integrated circuits meant for groundbreaking new innovations and warfighter advantages.

System engineers are involved in supporting all aspects of semiconductor / integrated circuit design and development and systems which utilize these components, which can include:
  • Developing system and subsystem requirements from user mission needs, and tracking requirements throughout the development process
  • Understanding and utilizing detailed models and simulations of systems for design verification or to enable hardware and software development
  • Working closely with developers to create operational modes which satisfy requirements and maximize system performance
  • Analyzing data from laboratory as it applies to and influences design solutions
  • Formally verifying that solutions meet requirements
This position will serve on-site in Linthicum, MD at our Advanced Technologies Laboratory.

This position can be filled at the Principal or Sr. Principal Level. Qualifications for both are listed below:

Basic Qualifications for Principal Digital Systems Engineer:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) such as Electrical or Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering or a similar technical discipline with 5 years of related experience, or 3 years with a Master's Degree, or 0 years with a PhD.
  • Understanding detailed models and simulations of microelectronic circuits or systems for design verification
  • Professional hands-on experience in systems engineering tools including requirements management tools such as Jama or DOORS, modeling tools such as Enterprise Architect or IBM Rational, and analysis software such as MATLAB and Python
  • System requirements development
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain US Security Clearance
Preferred Qualifications for Principal Digital Systems Engineer:
  • Master's Degree Systems Engineering
  • Software or Hardware design experience directly related to semiconductors and/or integrated circuits
  • Experience with analysis, design, fabrication, or test of superconducting electronics or semiconductor processing equipment
  • Digital or analog design validation and test experience
  • Experience utilizing or implementing Lean Electronics or Agile development practices
Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Digital Systems Engineer:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) such as Electrical or Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering or a similar technical discipline with 9 years of related experience, or 7 years with a Master's Degree, or 4 years with a PhD
  • Understanding detailed models and simulations of microelectronic circuits or systems for design verification
  • Professional hands-on experience in systems engineering tools including requirements management tools such as Jama or DOORS, modeling tools such as Enterprise Architect or IBM Rational, and analysis software such as MATLAB and Python
  • System requirements development
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain US Security Clearance
Preferred Qualifications for Sr. Principal Digital Systems Engineer:
  • Master's Degree Systems Engineering
  • Software or Hardware design experience directly related to semiconductors and/or integrated circuits
  • Experience with analysis, design, fabrication, or test of superconducting electronics or semiconductor processing equipment
  • Digital or analog design validation and test experience
  • Experience utilizing or implementing Lean Electronics or Agile development practices
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Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $120,000 USD - $180,000 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.

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

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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