GBSD Senior Principal Engineer Circuit Design
Northrop Grumman
 El Segundo, CA

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Guidance Computer Mixed Signal Design Lead. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA and transition to Roy, UT in the 4th quarter of 2021. This position will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here.

Job Description:

NG Space Systems has an opening for a Mixed Signal ASIC Design Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The individual in this role will serve on the team performing design and verification of complex mixed signal processing ASICs used in the Guidance Computer (GC) unit. The GC is a high reliability, radiation hardened flight controller for the GBSD Aerospace Vehicle Equipment (AVE). The GBSD Guidance Computer contains digital processing, digital I/O, and analog actuator/power I/O electronics functions. Tasks will include:

  • Development of chip requirements and architecture, block level definition and requirements derivation, detailed circuit design and schematic creation
  • Circuit simulation, manual layout, physical verification (Layout vs. Schematic and Design Rule Checking)
  • Oversight of team design and layout activities, behavior modeling using Verilog-A or Verilog-AMS
  • Full chip verification

This position reports directly to the Guidance Computer Electrical lead.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or a STEM discipline with 9 years of analog and mixed signal design experience, or a Master's of Science degree in in Electrical Engineering or a STEM discipline with 7 years of analog and mixed signal design experience; or 4 years with a PhD
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Experience with all of the following: IC custom design tools (e.g. Cadence, Mentor) for schematic capture, circuit simulation, and full custom layout; mixed-signal circuit design experience (Digital and Analog); physical verification utilizing Cadence Assura; behavior modeling using Verilog-A or Verilog-AMS; and full-chip functional/performance verification methods
  • Experience designing PLLs, ADCs, DACs and LDOs
  • Experience designing low noise, low power amplifiers, designing chopper circuits, and performing chip level integration
  • Familiarity with sub-threshold designs and Digital ASIC design flow
  • Excellent understanding of device physics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong design automation skills
  • Electronics test lab experience

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