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Senior Systems Engineer


Dallas, TX, US, 75243

Job ID: 103884 


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

Responsible for leading group of engineers on a technical activity and completion of activity on time and budget. Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems. May use computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments.

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

•    Bachelors Degree or higher in engineering or related technical field
•    5+ years Systems Engineering experience encompassing requirements development, systems design and analysis, systems integration, and product verification and validation
•    Strong customer focus and field experience
•    Strong technical leadership skills
•    Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
•    Ability to solve complex problems
•    Ability to meet aggressive timelines
•    Strong organizational skills
•    Ability to plan activities and drive a team for results
•    Ability to decipher highly technical data
•    Ability to multi-task in an evolving project environment
•    Experience executing EMD and LRIP phases of DoD programs
•    Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both written and oral
•    Experience with DOORS, or equivalent requirements management tools
•    Working knowledge of MS Office applications
•    Must currently possess or be able to obtain a security clearance

Desired Skills

•    A Master’s Degree in Engineering or Physics
•    Experience with EO/IR technology and products
•    Experience designing, building, and testing EO/IR systems
•    Experience in modeling and simulation of systems
•    Previous experience as a systems Design Engineer or Systems Analyst
•    Strong analytical skills
•    Excellent problem-solving skills
•    Familiarity with formal software development and test activities and processes
•    Experience developing systems to meet, and performing formal verification against, military environmental requirements (MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, etc.)
•    Experience with failure analysis, root cause development, and validation of corrective actions
•    Experience using Microsoft Project
•    Experience with Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)

Essential Duties and Responsiblities

•    Provide customer field support (e.g., product installation and integration, fault isolation)
•    Gather and analyze data to establish system requirements
•    Research, evaluate and recommend systems/equipment/technologies based upon customer needs

•    Work with the Project Manager, Project Controls, other Systems Engineering disciplines, Design Engineering, Quality, Operations and Supply Chain in an Integrated Project Team organizational framework to successfully execute the complete product development lifecycle from product inception to disposal
•    Perform effective risk management
•    Create technical instructions, engineering plans, technical designs and other systems integration related documents, including Systems Engineering Plans and Interface Control Documents
•    Develop and conduct testing plans and procedures based on system requirements
•    Perform as the project Systems Engineering subject matter expert with regard to Systems Engineering process, ensure good Systems Engineering process is implemented in all product development activities
•    Work closely with the Project Manager to ensure Systems Engineering activities are appropriately planned and budgeted into project plans
•    Work closely with Design Engineering project team members to ensure that all external and internal hardware, software, and human factors interfaces are defined, and that all design risks are managed
•    Execute other duties as assigned

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. #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 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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Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth