Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Senior Electrical ( FPGA ) Engineer

Monterey, CA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: RS20180606-46016

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.


Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

 Job Description

 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

Design Engineer – FPGA Design

Northrop Grumman seeks a FPGA Design Engineer experienced in FPGA development, digital signal processing, and communication theory to perform the following tasks

  • Participate on small multi-discipline teams to achieve project goals
  • Perform analysis to support derivation of specification based customer requirements
  • RTL development utilizing hardware description language (VHDL (preferred),  Verilog, and/or System Verilog) and debug via simulation tools.
  • Perform synthesis and place and route.
  • Develop verification plans to support development.
  • Support technical reviews and be able to present to internal and external customers.

Experience Requirements:

  • 3  to 10 years’ experience in FPGA definition, design, debug, and test.
  • Experience in implementing and testing DSP/Algorithms.
  • RTL  development utilizing hardware description language (VHDL (preferred),      Verilog, and/or System Verilog) and debug via simulation tools.
  • Prior experience in support of synthesis and place and route.
  • Prior experience in support of verification plan execution and approaches to support development.
  • Excellent 
  • communication skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software suite in support of standard development      tasks
  • Secret Clearance

Experience Preferred:

  • FPGA design and development utilizing Altera, Xilinx, or Microsemi devices
  • Working knowledge of Version      Control Systems (Git or SVN)
  • HDL programming experience with      VHDL, Verilog, or SystemVerilog for synthesis
  • Experience with System on Chip      (SOC) devices and firmware interfaces
  • Working knowledge of PCIe or other      industry standard interfaces.
  • Simulation and analysis using      MATLAB
  • Embedded development using C/C++
  • Active TS/SCI


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or  related field; M.S. preferred

Northrop Grumman is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Communications, SIGINT, ELINT, Cyber, Electronic Warfare, Radar, Signals, Intelligence, Wireless Systems, Digital Signal Processing, DSP, Systems Engineering , Electrical Engineering, Software Development, Wireless Communications, Real Time Systems, 3G Protocols, 4G Protocols, Software Defined Radio, LTE, WiFi, Mission Systems, C++, Python, GNU Radio, ARM, Linux, UBUNTU, RHEL

This position is in California 

FPGA, VHDL, Altera, Xilinx, Verilog, Modelsim

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space