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Software Engineer IV at DRS Technologies

Posted in Software 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Beavercreek, Ohio

Job Description:

Leonardo 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 Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 47,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

DRS Advanced Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (AISR) Dayton, OH designs, develops and manufactures avionics systems, flight safety products, tactical radios, communications equipment and intelligence systems used by the United States and friendly foreign military services.  The company also integrates its products onto military and other government agency platforms and supports these products worldwide.

Job Location    Beavercreek, OH

Job Title:  Principal Software Engineer

Position Summary

This position is in our Beavercreek, Ohio location in the Mission Point office complex. Responsibilities will involve primarily working as a member of a team of engineers supporting the development of our Communications and Tactical Terminals product line and the integration of our products into airborne, naval, and ground systems.  Software engineering responsibilities include design, development, simulate, analysis, testing and debugging of computer software and firmware applications and/or systems.  Other responsibilities may include development with real-time operating systems, database design, operator/machine Interface, networks, and others.  Candidates must be capable of determining hardware compatibility, completing documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance, and interacting with stakeholders to define system requirements. 


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


    Required Knowledge:

  • Ability to execute upon full software lifecycle

  • Strong technical writing skills in support of task documentation

  • Communicate and drive to a schedule

  • Demonstrates strong working knowledge of C/C++, Java, or C#

  • Advanced understanding of OOA/OOD Software Solutions

  • Operating system concepts, and computer architecture knowledge

  • Familiar with multi-threaded, and IP socket programming techniques

  • Practical Knowledge of UML design tools

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse, or NetBeans IDEs

  • Active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance or the ability to attain one

  • Strong Understanding of LINUX, Unix-like, and Windows Operating Systems

  • GUI software design and development experience


Desired Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Software Defined Radios

  • Embedded Real Time Software experience

  • Familiarity with GPU programming concepts and signal processing

  • Familiarity with satellite radio concepts, architecture, and terminology

  • Familiarity with Electronic Warfare systems, operations, and concepts

  • Familiarity with signal intelligence systems

  • DOORS experience

  • CMMI Level III experience

  • NSA Certification experience

  • DO-178B Certification experience


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience and a minimum of 8+ years of experience

  • Competent technical expertise and application domain knowledge


Advanced Level of Professional Competencies Required for the Following:

  • Managing the Job

  • Decision Making

  • Team Development/Building Organizational Talent

  • Building Trust and Respect/Integrity

  • Customer Orientation

  • Technical Capability/Applied Learning

  • Communicates with Impact

  • Valuing Diversity/Cultural Effectiveness

Physical Requirements:
•         Lifting - 0-20lbs 0 -  25% of time
•         Walking - 0 -  25% of time
•         Climbing - 0 -  10% of time 
•         Bending - 0 -  10% of time
•         Sitting - 0 -  75% of time  
•         Standing - 0 -  10% of time
•         Stooping - 0 -  10% of time
•         Travel - 0 -  10% of time


Leonardo DRS, Inc. 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. #AIS