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Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Dallas, TX
Career Level: Director
Industries: Defense, Aerospace



LEONARDO DRS (“DRS”) is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A, which employs more than 60,000 people worldwide. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com.
Overview of Electro Optical Infrared Systems

The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA.  EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms.  We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance. 
Employing the world's brightest. Supporting the world's bravest. 


Position Summary

As a Principal Systems Engineer at Leonardo DRS you will be responsible for the design, integration and validation/verification of EO/IR sensor systems for complex military applications.  A successful candidate must be able to provide overall Systems Engineering and technical leadership to a cross-functional team in the execution of these activities

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills
  • Bachelors Degree or higher in engineering or related technical field
  • 8+ years Systems Engineering experience encompassing requirements development, systems design and analysis, systems integration, and product verification and validation
  • Strong technical leadership skills
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to meet aggressive timelines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to plan activities and drive a team for results
  • Ability to decipher highly technical data
  • Ability to multi-task in an evolving project environment
  • Experience executing EMD and LRIP phases of DoD programs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both written and oral
  • Experience with DOORS
  • Must currently possess or be able to obtain a security clearance
Desired Skills
  • A Master's Degree in Engineering or Physics
  • Experience with EO/IR technology and products
  • Experience designing, building, and testing EO/IR systems
  • Experience in modeling and simulation of systems
  • Previous experience as a systems Design Engineer or Systems Analyst
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with formal software development and test activities and processes
  • Experience developing systems to meet, and performing formal verification against, military environmental requirements (MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, etc.)
  • Experience with failure analysis, root cause development, and validation of corrective actions
  • Experience using Microsoft Project
  • INCOSE CSEP certification
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for driving technology and completion of activity on time and budget
  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems  
  • Ability to complete a technical project independently and mentor and coach other engineers. Review customer specifications and requirements, and develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable  
  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for design assignments
  • Document component and subsystem specifications and material requirements
  • Analyze designs as necessary
  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems and services
  • Support the program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements
  • Develop prototypes to retire key development risks
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required
  • Participates heavily in preparation of the more complex and significant proposals
  • Provides technical expertise and assistance to other engineers and support personnel
  • Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians and support personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress
  • May mentor and coach the work of others as assigned
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings
  • Mentor and coach less experienced engineers
  • Involved with the analysis, design, development and implementation of new and/or existing systems/sub-systems.  May include Architectural Design, Requirements Engineering, or others.  Determines system specifications.  Supports acquisition of hardware and software (or subcontractor services as needed).  

Only candidates that meet the qualifications set forth above are eligible to be contacted for further information. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.
DRS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #EOIS

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