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Software Engineer II at DRS Technologies

Posted in Software 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Bel Nor, Missouri

Job Description:

Leonardo DRS

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.

The Company has been recognized as one of the fastest growing defense technology companies in the world and holds leading market positions in thermal imaging devices, combat display workstations, electronic sensor systems, power systems, rugged computer systems, air combat training systems, mission recorders, deployable flight incident recorders, environmental control systems, telecommunication systems, aircraft loaders, military trailers and shelters, and integrated logistics and support services.

Headquartered in Crystal City, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. Leonardo DRS is committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the defense and aerospace industry and niche commercial technology areas. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive compensation package and a business culture that rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

Company Overview

DRS Land Systems is a Leonardo DRS Line of Business (LOB) headquartered in St. Louis, MO. It is a full service supplier of diversified defense systems, products and support for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other international defense customers. From conceptual design through manufacturing to integrated logistics support, DRS Land Systems has a more than 50-year tradition of providing quality systems and products while meeting customer’s demands for innovation, efficiency and quality. The business unit also includes a 100-acre heavy equipment manufacturing facility in West Plains, MO. The performance of DRS Land System’s St. Louis operation has been recognized by the Government and industrial customers with numerous awards including: Preferred Supplier Certification, Medallion of Service Award, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Certification of Recognition, and Blue Ribbon Awards.  We operate on a 9/80 work schedule.

Job Location: Saint Louis, MO

Position Summary:

DRS Land Systems is seeking a contract to hire Software Engineer Level II. This position provides technical and analytical work to develop, design, and/or support software solutions across multiple U.S. defense industries.  Duties include participating in software design activities, developing code based on the architecture and technical design, creating and performing unit tests, enhancing the software development process, and playing an active role in test case planning for components and functions developed by the project team. The selected candidate will work with other engineering disciplines and use their software development expertise to create robust technical solutions across multiple technology areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Delivers high-quality, innovative software applications and programming experience

  • Applies fundamental knowledge of software engineering principles (e.g., object-oriented programing and n-tiered application design) and core concepts (e.g., data structures, algorithms, computer architecture, operating systems, and databases) to write software solutions that meet project-based needs.

  • Implements software based on design and architecture approved by technical architecture team

  • Applies core computer science concepts in the development, testing, and documentation of software units

  • Implements software applications using C, C++, C#, .NET, and Java

  • Participates as a member of the testing team to plan and review test cases within software solution components

  • Participates in code reviews with the systems engineers, software architects, and other technical staff

  • Adapts to unique debugging and troubleshooting situations

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field

  • Proven Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis

  • 2+ years of industry experience in delivering high-quality, innovative applications and programming experience in one or more of the following: C, C++, C#, Java and/or Python (this may include a blend of real-world work experience, and independent work experience)

  • Experience with source code management and associated tools

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to work well in a team environment as well as independently with little day-to-day guidance

  • Demonstrates an ambition to learn

  • Willing to travel up to 10% as necessary

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers

  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, build processes, testing, and operations

  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy

  • Experience influencing software engineering best practices within the team

  • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, from front-end user interfaces to back-end systems

  • Experience developing software in Windows and Linux environments

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance

Leonardo DRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vet. 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. #BM #LSY