Northrop Grumman ASIC/DSP Architect 3/4 in Linthicum, Maryland

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is searching for an Architect for next generation DSP, SoC and Mixed Signal ASIC solutions in support of future RF sensor systems, EO/IR sensor systems, processing systems and other emerging business areas for our nation's next generation security and defense platforms.

This person will have a technology leadership position that will span multiple roles:

  • Providing direction and oversight to internal and external design teams supporting semiconductor process selection, IP selection, chip development and verification, physical design, packaging and software

  • Working with internal program management to develop realistic estimates for development cost, risk and schedule for advanced DSP, SoCs and Mixed-Signal ASICs

  • Develop architectures within existing organizational constraints for SoCs and mixed-signal ASIC

  • Working with interdisciplinary teams to develop a system architecture and allocating functionality to system components such as SoCs, mixed-signal ASICs, RF ICs and FPGAs

  • Architecting and modeling Digital Signal Processing algorithms and systems targeting ASIC and FPGA implementation

  • Implement DSP algorithms in Matlab/Python or other higher level languages

  • Perform trade studies to optimize aspects of system performance such as dynamic range, power, etc

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating requirements and directing designers

  • Further define, drive, and streamline overall ASIC process using commercial world practices

  • Define and drive the overall SoC, Mixed-Signal ASIC, IP and system architecture requirements for Interface and Peripheral IP

  • Work with and provide direction to the Chip and IP verification teams to develop, review, and approve pre- and postsilicon validation/test plans

  • Work with the Physical Design, Packaging, and Board design teams to evaluate floorplan and packaging/IO implementation options and associated tradeoffs

  • Work with System, Software, RF, Security, and Platform architects to define the overall architecture to meet the product requirements

  • Monitor and participate in the development of industry standards

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled at either a Level 3 or a Level 4.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

-Bachelor of Science degree in STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) along with at least 5 years of experience in a related industry; OR Masters Degree in STEM discipline with at least 3 years of experience in related industry; OR a PhD in STEM discipline.

  • US Citizenship required, with the ability to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance

  • Experience in and strong background in: Digital Signal Processing systems such as: Digital Receivers, Direct Digital Waveform Generation and Software Defined Radio implemented ASIC and FPGAs

  • A solid understanding of both ASIC and FPGA design flows

  • Experience architecting and developing advanced verification solutions for ASICS and FPGA from initial verification planning, verification architecture and development of verification environments

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:

-Bachelor of Science degree in STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) along with at least9 years of experience in a related industry; OR Masters Degree in STEM discipline with at least7 years of experience in related industry; OR a PhD in STEM disciple along with 4 years of related experience in a related industry.

  • US Citizenship required, with the ability to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance

  • Experience in and strong background in: Digital Signal Processing systems such as: Digital Receivers, Direct Digital Waveform Generation and Software Defined Radio implemented ASIC and FPGAs

  • A solid understanding of both ASIC and FPGA design flows

  • Experience architecting and developing advanced verification solutions for ASICS and FPGA from initial verification planning, verification architecture and development of verification environments.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Active US Security Clearance at Secret Level or higher

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