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Senior Software Engineer


Bridgeton, MO, US, 63044

Job ID: 103625 


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.

Job Summary

DRS Sustainment Systems Inc. is seeking to hire a Full Time Senior Software Engineer. The ideal candidate will provide technical and analytical work, develop, design and/or support software solutions across multiple U.S. defense industries. Duties include participating in the full software development life cycle (SDLC). The selected candidate will work with other engineering disciplines and use their SDLC expertise to create robust technical solutions across multiple technology areas.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ability to complete a technical project independently
  • Review customer specifications and requirements and develop designs to best support them
  • Develop, document and support testing of products, systems, or subsystems
  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for design assignments
  • Develop, document and support products, systems, subsystems, or services including specification, evaluation and testing
  • Apply fundamental knowledge of software engineering principles and core concepts to create software solutions that meet project-based needs
  • Apply Software engineering concepts in the development, testing and documentation of software units #LSYS


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical field
  • 5+ years of industry experience in delivering high quality, innovative applications and programming experience in Java and C++( this may include a blend of real-world work experience, and independent work knowledge)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance
  • Proven Computer Science fundamentals in embedded development, algorithm design, problem solving and complexity analysis
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices for the full SDLC, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, and testing 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Detail oriented, organized, and able to work well in a team environment as well as independently with little day-to-day guidance
  • 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
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
  • Basic knowledge of network communications
  • Experience with Windows applications running as services


COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment.

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.

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

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

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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