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Northrop Grumman Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Electrical VHDL, FPGA Next Generation Interceptor Program in Chandler, Arizona

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Northrop Grumman Space Sector is searching for an experienced Principal Engineer Electrical/Sr. Principal Engineer Electrical to join Launch Vehicles business unit to support the NGI (Next Generation Interceptor) Program in Chandler, AZ . This position is contingent upon contract award.

Job Summary

Based on specific objectives, perform analysis, design, or test of complex designs without detailed direction from more senior engineers. Study design concepts and criteria to ascertain the engineering principles involved and with general direction, plan, prepare, and complete the design. Evaluate completed design with more senior engineers and other technical groups and make modifications necessary to achieve a design that satisfies requirements. Develop, coordinate, and conduct the test programs required to evaluate the design. May also oversee, with senior engineer oversight, component supplier design, analysis, manufacture, and test.

Job Responsibilities

• Job Knowledge/Technical Skills - Broad understanding and application of company electrical engineering technical standards.

Broad technical expertise and working knowledge of other related disciplines.

Prepares and presents electrical engineering materials for Requirements and Design Reviews.

• Problem Solving/Innovation - With minimal guidance, studies basic design concepts and criteria for more complex problems.

Applies electrical engineering principles to adapt or improve upon heritage features from previous successful designs of a similar nature.

• Liaison - Actively and effectively participates and contributes in a positive manner.

Supports team decisions and goals.

Makes an extra effort to provide quality internal and external customer service.

Constantly seeks new sources of information and provides information necessary to meet customer needs.

Disciplined with escalation when required.

• Requirements Derivation/ Test Development - Develop and oversee test programs as needed to evaluate components and systems.

Supports and leads the testing and/or evaluation/validation of an electrical component, subsystem, or system analytical model or actual system implementation.

• Risk and Uncertainty Quantification - Evaluate, with supervision, uncertainty and risks associated with requirements and designs.

• Analysis and Design - Based on specific stated objectives, performs analysis, design, or test of one or more complex designs, components, or functional systems of company products.

Use advanced analytical and product design engineering software tools.

Supports trade studies for component or system level designs.

Participates in the creation of and manages changes to circuit, component, or system level design or analytical models under direction and support of more experienced engineers.

• Peer Review/Oversight - Provides formal peer review of simple engineering designs or analyses for less experienced engineers.

• Involvement in national or international engineering association.

This position may be offered at the Principal Engineer Electrical Level 3 or may be offered at the Sr. Principal Engineer Electrical Level 4

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Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

If offered at the Principal Engineer Electrical Level 3 :

5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.

Electrical Engineering degree is required

5 years experience in VHDL logic design,

Serial communication protocols ( UART, SPI, I2C, 1-Wire, Ethernet, SpaceWire)

Fixed point mathematic fundamentals

Static Timing Analysis and Timing Closure (setup and hold, slack, skew, etc.)

Asynchronous Clock Domain crossing and general metastability mitigation techniques

Test-bench development, including timing accurate bus functional models, complete functional coverage, etc.

Generating design documents including specifications, user's manuals and test plans

Physical testing experience including lab measurements (oscilloscope, digital logic analyzer), defining test setups, in-circuit debugging, etc.

Adhere to and follow department standards

Ability to work in an Agile project format, team based environment, including Jira and Git environments

ModelSim or QuestaSim experience

U.S. Citizenship is required

Ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance is required

If offered at the Sr. Principal Engineer Electrical Level 4 :

9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering degree is required

9 years experience in VHDL logic design,

Serial communication protocols ( UART, SPI, I2C, 1-Wire, Ethernet, SpaceWire)

Fixed point mathematic fundamentals

Static Timing Analysis and Timing Closure (setup and hold, slack, skew, etc.)

Asynchronous Clock Domain crossing and general metastability mitigation techniques

Test-bench development, including timing accurate bus functional models, complete functional coverage, etc.

Generating design documents including specifications, user's manuals and test plans

Physical testing experience including lab measurements (oscilloscope, digital logic analyzer), defining test setups, in-circuit debugging, etc.

Adhere to and follow department standards

Ability to work in an Agile project format, team based environment, including Jira and Git environments

ModelSim or QuestaSim experience

U.S. Citizenship is required

Ability to obtain an Secret Security Clearance is required

Preferred Qualifications:

Active DoD Secret Security Clearance is preferred

Experience with both testbench and synthesizable logic, timing closure, target hardware from multiple vendors.

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.

Job Category : Engineering

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