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Senior Systems Engineer


Danbury, CT, US, 06810-8147

Job ID: 101365 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.

Job Summary

Application of Systems Engineering knowledge to support the design, development and testing of products, systems or subsystems with a focus on requirements management using IBM Rational DOORS.  May use other computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments

Job Responsibilities

•  Apply knowledge of system engineering to conceptualize the architecture of complex systems, subsystems or assemblies to develop high technology products within a concurrent engineering environment.

• Analyze and apply customer and military specifications to ensure product and project compliance.

• Complete system analysis and design as necessary, i.e. risk analysis, safety analysis, FMEA, etc.

•  Define interface requirements for system and between subsystems.

•Proficiency in requirements management using IBM Rational DOORS to develop and manage requirements traceability matrixes (RTM).

•  Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems and services.

•   Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians, and support personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress.

•   Generate design reports for the system and subsystems of complex assemblies to effectively document and communicate the design to internal and external customers.

•   Ensure verification of product or subsystem performance in order to prove the technical design through inspection, analysis, simulation and/or laboratory test.

•   Responsible for proactive risk identification, mitigation, and system integration leading to project completion on time and budget

•  Create conceptual designs, technical documentation, and budget estimates for bid and proposals.

•   Support the program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements

• Communicate clearly (written and oral) with all areas of engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Fluency using IBM Rational DOORS for requirements management.
  • Experience performing system engineering analyses, i.e. risk analysis, safety analysis, FMEA, etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to aid interactions within Engineering, other internal departments and external customers.
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and able to effectively multi-task and handle changing work assignments, schedules, and priorities.
  • Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of 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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