Senior Principal Programmable Logic Engineer
Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: North Hills
Posted on: April 9, 2021
Northrop Grumman Defense 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.
Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is currently seeking a Senior
Principal Programmable Logic Engineer to provide talent to our
Advanced Weapons (AW) group in Northridge, CA.
Perform analysis, design, and test of one or more complex designs,
requiring the use of ingenuity and creativity without detailed
direction from management or other engineers.
Study design concepts and criteria to ascertain engineering
principles and solutions to generally defined problems.
Participate in peer evaluation of completed design and make
modifications necessary to achieve a design that satisfies
Develop, coordinate, and conduct the test programs required to
verify and validate the design.
May also oversee component supplier or subsystem design, analysis,
manufacture, and test.
Developing RTL designs in VHDL using state of the art Xilinx and
Intel/Altera SoC FPGA development toolsets.
Developing circuit cards using Intel/Altera FPGAs, high speed
serial interfaces, analog and power circuits.
Developing circuit card designs using the Mentor Graphics EDA
toolset for design and simulation of circuits.
Performing signal integrity analysis using Mentor Graphics
Overseeing and participating in hardware test and integration in a
laboratory environment using a variety of test equipment including
oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and DMMs.
Using oral and verbal presentation skills to effectively
communicate at a detailed technical level, as well as distilling
advanced concepts into fundamental principles for teammates and
Working and performing in a multi-disciplinary research and
Evaluating engineering design concepts.
Creating test plans and procedures for a variety of circuit cards,
including environmental testing.
Developing specifications and requirements, reviewing Engineering
Change Proposals, and generating formal whitepapers and failure
Supporting program Engineering Configuration Change Board (CCB),
Corrective Action Board (CAB), and Failure Review Board (FRB)
meetings as required.
Identifying opportunities for improvement based on review of
failure data and supporting development and implementation of
component design improvements and updates.
Supporting design reviews and test activities as needed.
Supporting subcontractor assessment, selection, and coordination
activities with respect to analog and digital design needs.
Adhering to and following established design processes, including
design documentation, review, and release processes.
Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available for
BS degree and 9+ years of experience, OR MS and 7+ years of
experience, or 4+ years with PhD in RTL/FPGA designs including
evaluation of engineering design concepts.
Ability to obtain and maintain an active DoD Secret Clearance; US
citizenship is required.
Proficient using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point,
Experience collecting test data using digital storage
oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters, logic analyzers, in-circuit
emulators, RF network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and arbitrary
Experience reading and interpreting military requirements,
specifications, and engineering drawings/schematics.
Must be able to study and understand complex electronics/mechanical
Must be meticulous with documentation.
Must understand and be able to show traceability to requirements
and technical references.
Experience in reviewing presentations, emails, white papers, trade
studies, and reports for content and accuracy.
Proven ability to sustain products through end-of-life, including
Proven experience building effective working relationships with
customers, coworkers, and vendors.
Must be a self-starter capable of performing assigned tasks with
Must be an innovative thinker with a demonstrated ability for
solving complex problems that may require ingenuity and "out of the
Experience working in an inter-disciplinary functional team.
Current/active Secret clearance.
Knowledge of programming languages including C/C++ or scripting
languages such as TCL/TK or Python.
Knowledge of MATLAB.
Experience or familiarity in anti-tamper and cybersecurity
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. Associated topics:
bsee, design, hardware, kv, msee, power, renewable, schema,
stationary engineer, wire
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