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Principal Electrical Engineer


Dallas, TX, US, 75243 Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Job ID: 101092 


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

The individual will be a senior member of the Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) development team of DRS’ Electro Optics and Imaging Systems (EOIS) division.  In this role, the senior ROIC design engineer will work closely with other team members to develop analog integrated circuits (IC) for ROIC and Focal Plane Arrays (FPA).  The key responsibilities are the following: Involved in specifications and architecture of the ROIC.  Provide guidance and direction to project IC designers. Behavioral modeling and transistor-level feasibility studies for various blocks in the ROIC and FPA. Prepare material for and lead formal design reviews. Drive mask design to implement layout view of designs.  Block-level and top-level simulations to verify functionality and performance goals.  Define bench-level test plans.  Perform circuit characterization and validation in a lab environment.  Drive review of yield/lab test results to fix bugs.  Provide full support throughout the product life cycle

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Education: MSEE
  • Experience: 8+ years in CMOS mixed-signal and analog IC design experience and design integration; 4+ years in Readout IC design
  • Experienced with ROIC architecture and unit cell design
  • Ability to problem solve at the transistor and system levels
  • Strong fundamental in noise analysis and modeling
  • Experience implementing high-coverage, top chip simulations on large, mixed signal IC designs
  • Demonstrated ability to execute large group and customer presentations
  • Experience working with production test engineers to firm up design for test and test plan details
  • Proven experience completing mixed-signal and analog designs, including building blocks such as band-gaps, bias circuits, op-amps, PLLs, regulators, etc. 
  • Strong working knowledge of ADC and DAC architectures Knowledge of infrared detector products, including ROIC and FPA technologies

Desired Skills

  • Experienced with Virtuoso and Calibre
  • Working experience in using spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and other lab equipment, to validate analog designs
  • Knowledge of C/MATLAB/VerilogA modeling of design blocks
  • Familiar with digital IC design using Verilog
  • Ability to analyze data in Mathcad, MATLAB, or similar tools
  • Ability to solve complex design problems
  • Ability to meet aggressive timelines
  • Ability to multi-task in an evolving project environment

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Chip-level specification from system-level flow down requirements
  • Specification of block-level and top-level mixed-signal and analog designs
  • Provide guidance and direction to project IC designers
  • Behavioral modeling of mixed-signal and analog blocks
  • Transistor-level analog circuit design
  • Circuit-level and mixed-mode simulation and verification
  • Oversee layout design
  • Document and drive formal reviews
  • Define bench validation plans
  • Perform circuit characterization and validation in a lab environment
  • Other duties as assigned

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.  #EOIS


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 through:

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

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

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

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

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. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth