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Principal Electrical Engineer


Dallas, TX, US, 75243

Job ID: 102698 


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.


Location: Dallas

Position Summary

As a Principal Electrical Engineer you will be responsible for leading requirements definition, circuit card design,  and overseeing projects completion on time and within budget.  Lead responsibilties include the ability to design and oversee the manufacture of electrical circuits and circuit cards, while interfacing with other functional team members and working with other cross-functional leads representing a wide range of disciplines, including integrated circuit design, test engineering, software engineering, mechanical design, system design, and other functions.  The candidate will work directly within the Electrical Engineering CCA team in order to research and develop electrical engineering designs, perform integration, and conduct test activities for infrared sensor systems, as required.

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering
Masters Degree is a plus
8+ years
Basic Microsoft application skills:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Explorer
Must be diligent, hardworking, and quick to learn
Good interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills
Good communicator with data analysis, documentation, and presentation skills
Mature, professional, positive, and possess a “can-do” attitude
Self-driven with ability to prioritize tasks and to work both in a team and independently

Desired Skills

Experience designing circuit card assemblies
•    Experience with schematic capture tools (Cadence, Mentor, Altium, other)
•    Strong documentation and communication skills
•    Experience with integration and test (validation and verification) of circuit card assemblies in new products
•    Familiar with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, digital multimeters, and similar lab test and debug equipment
•    Proven capability executing complex designs in a timely manner
•    Experience with electrical design tools including Cadence Allegro or similar PCB design tools
•    EO IR Sensor / Video Camera development experience highly preferred
•    Firmware and Softcore Processor design experience is a plus

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 Engineering leadership
•    Requirements definition and decomposition
•    Circuit card design including requirements definition, components selection, schematic capture, printed circuit board (PCB) layout, circuit card assembly (CCA) verification testing and troubleshooting/debug, and documentation
•    Create design review materials and execute detailed design review presentations with technical peers, management, and customers
•    Design, integration, and test of complex analog and digital circuits including digital signal processing
•    Verification of system level requirements
•    Complete assigned tasks on time
•    Gather and analyze data for data-driven decision making / conduct trade-studies
•    Provide budget, cost and schedule input for design assignments. 
•    Create/review basis of estimates (BOEs).
•    Must have good interpersonal skills and have the ability to build a good network
•    Perform a wide variety of tasks to gain familiarity with the engineering staff, methods, programs and practices
•    Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

In compliance with Executive Order 14042 and the Company’s desire to protect the safety and health of our employees, customers, and communities, effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment the Company requires all newly hired US employees be fully vaccinated.

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