Orbital ATK Careers

Senior Principal Electrical Engineer (FPGA)

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: TL20180503-44234

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Job Summary: Work with engineers and program personnel as part of an integrated product development team to develop FPGA design/code for avionics products

Job Responsibilities:

  • Firmware Design and Implementation
  • Ability to work independently, and also within an engineering team of varying disciplines 
  • Design Documentation
  • Requirements management
  • Interfacing with program management, customers, and customer representatives
  • Developing and presenting requirements, designs, plans, and results to customers and end-users

Required Qualifications: 

**Must possess a Top Secret security clearance with a valid background investigation**

BS/MS in electrical, computer engineering; mathematics, or physics, minimum 7 years of experience or PhD & 5 years or equivalent combination of education & experience in satellite communication systems engineering, implementation, and testing which must include at least 4 years in design of electronic circuits for use in harsh/space environments.

  • Embedded Firmware (VHDL)
  • Performance simulation and modeling
  • Integration, troubleshooting, and system testing
  • Verification and validation of systems to customer requirements
  • Familiarity with MicroSemi/Actel/ Family of FPGAs, a plus

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future.  When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 8-10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space