Northrop Grumman

Principal/Sr. Principal Embedded FPGA Engineer - Boulder

Boulder, CO
Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet

Job Description

Principal/Sr. Principal Embedded FPGA Engineer

Posted: Sunday, 10/1/2023

Requisition ID: R10128982

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Positions Available: 1
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 Launch and Missile Defense Systems (LMDS) division within Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal/Sr. Principal Embedded Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Software Engineer. We are excited for you to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. Our domain provides rewarding work that contributes to the latest advancements being made in the missile defense industry. The position is located in Boulder, CO. Boulder is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and only 25 miles from downtown Denver.

Position Overview:

As an Embedded FPGA Engineer within Advanced Programs, your experience in digital signal processing, modeling and simulation, and circuit level design and test will assist in the research, development, and growth of complex algorithm solutions. You will be working with digital subsystems and circuit card designs that utilize your familiarity with digital logic circuit design, coding, test bench development, and verification. You are expected to communicate technical information effectively and clearly, present technical approaches and findings, and report status to colleagues including customers and program management.

The Advanced Programs Team looks 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 we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, but they are also making history.

Essential Functions:

  • Utilizing the FGPA fabric for advanced algorithms.
  • Research, requirements analysis, systems architecture, design, coding, test bench design, verification, synthesis, and place and route for digital signal processing products.
  • Supporting embedded processing and processor interfaces.
  • Work in cross-discipline teams and communicate clearly across various levels of engineers.
  • Technical documentation as required.

This position may be filled at either a Principal or a Sr. Principal Level based on the qualifications listed below.

Requirements
  • Principal Level: Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience or a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of experience, or a PhD and 0 years of experience, or 9 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Sr. Principal Level: Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience, or a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years experience, or a PhD and 4 years of experience, or 13 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience with register transfer level (RTL) coding for FPGAs or ASICs.
  • Ability to read and understand Integrated Circuit (IC) data sheets.
  • Experience developing in Linux environments.
  • Experience with Xilinx architectures and design tools (Xilinx Vivado, Vitis).
  • Proficiency in high-level synthesis (Xilinx Vivado HLS) with C++
  • Familiarity with revision control, documentation, planning, and review systems like Git/SVN/ClearCase
  • Ability and willingness to travel up-to 10% to support business needs.
  • Applicants must have a current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance which is required to start.

Northrop Grumman At A Glance

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees are Defining Possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services. 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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