Principal Engineer Digital Manhattan Beach, CA

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.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level by challenging your knowledge and expertise of digital products?

The Digital Products Department (part of NG Strategic Space Systems) in Manhattan Beach, CA is seeking a talented Engineer Digital 3 - Responsible Design Engineer. This person will be required to develop, test, and integrate complex digital hardware and support test systems for spacecraft flight programs.

If your passion lies within Design Engineering and creating new digital products end to end keep reading…

As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to leverage your knowledge and expertise to:

  • Develop Conceptual Designs

  • Create Circuit Designs and analysis

  • Develop unit level Architecture, manufacturing, assembly and test

  • Unit level verification

  • Coding in VHDL

  • Design Verification

  • Requirements development

We also provide opportunities to support other areas of interest within digital engineering as they become available.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) field, 5+ years of relevant experience in digital engineering or Master's degree in STEM field with 3+ years of relevant experience in digital engineering

  • In addition to the expertise listed above, design engineering experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Circuit design and analysis

  • Digital communications

  • Digital signal processing

  • Network routing and/or switching applications.

  • Embedded processors

  • Digital board design, digital board/unit verification

  • Working in an engineering environment dealing with design, manufacturing, and hardware troubleshooting.

  • Experience in digital engineering analysis such as Power Distribution, Timing, interface compatibility, signal integrity and derating/stress

  • Hands on lab experience and hardware troubleshooting

  • Experience in different stages of design reviews

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance and/or program access

  • Experience in working in a team environment

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • STEM Master's degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering field.

  • Hands-on lab experience is highly desired.

  • Experience with FPGA design

  • Experience in parts selection and managing parts procurement.

  • 7+ years of design engineering experience listed above in Space Flight hardware or programs.



Salary Range: $115,200 - $172,800

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

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