Principal Systems Engineer-Control Systems


Bridgeton, MO, US, 63044

Job ID: 108498 


The Leonardo DRS Land Systems business is a recognized leader in the design and integration of complex technologies into new and legacy systems and platforms for global military and commercial customers. We are a 3 year running Top Workplace in the Greater St. Louis area.  

Job Summary

Leonardo DRS Land Systems is seeking a full-time Principal Systems Engineer - Control Systems who responsible for directing the technical activities for the analysis, modeling, simulation, and control of EO/IR sensors and associated platforms.  This candidate would be responsible for meeting the corresponding technical performance requirements and be able to execute an interdisciplinary, systems engineering process to ensure that the customer and stakeholders’ needs are satisfied in a high quality, trustworthy, cost efficient, and schedule compliant manner throughout a system’s entire life cycle.  The ideal candidate should be very knowledgeable in classical and modern control and foster an innovative work environment leading to identification of opportunities for improvements in product, process, quality, and productivity.

Job Responsibilities

  • Direct the technical activities of electrical, mechanical, and software engineers to develop and deliver a stabilized pointing and tracking system that fully meets the system requirements and customer’s expectations.
  • Support architectural design, requirements engineering, modeling & simulation, systems-level documentation, trade studies, risk management, system integration and test, and verification and validation.
  • Support efforts to ensure a common understanding of and compliance with all requirements on programs and projects.
  • Lead major problem resolution efforts and support regaining or attaining customer confidence.
  • Use computer-aided design or other engineering/analysis software as necessary in the performance of assignments.
  • Communicate effectively with engineers, executive and senior-level management, and non-engineering support staff to evaluate technical information and issues impacting design, production, and support of products, services, or other deliverables.
  • Strive to complete activities on time and budget.
  • Mentor and coach other engineers. 
  • Perform critical trade studies.
  • Provide technical knowledge and assistance to other engineers and support personnel.
  • Support the acquisition of hardware and software (or subcontractor services as needed).
  • Study alternative concepts and use of models and simulations to predict system performance.

Job Responsibilities Part II

  • Enforce the systems engineering process and integrate into program plans.
  • Foster an innovative work environment leading to identification of opportunities for improvements in product, process, quality, and productivity.
  • Provide labor estimates and schedule input for work assignments.
  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems, and services.
  • Participate in the preparation of highly technical proposals.
  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values, and culture of the organization.


  • Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) in Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in classical and modern control.
  • Must possess excellent analytical and communication skills, written and oral.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and TEAMS).
  • Ability to travel occasionally in CONUS and OCONUS, if required

Taking care of our people is a top priority at Leonardo DRS. We are proud to offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a company contribution to a health savings account, telemedicine, life and disability insurance, legal insurance, and a 401(k) savings plan. We champion wellness programs that focus on physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We develop our talent by offering programs and activities to support career-growth, professional development, and skill enhancement. And we understand there is more to life than work, and the importance of offering flexible work schedules with our 9/80 program, competitive vacation, health/emergency leave, paid parental leave, and community service hours. 
*Some employees are eligible for limited benefits only


Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #LSY

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

The DRS culture is defined by our Core Values and Principles: 

- Integrity
- Agility
- Excellence
- Customer Focus
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Innovation

We strive to uphold them in all aspects of our business practices to inspire our employees and provide outstanding support for our customers.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

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Nearest Major Market: St Louis