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Director, RF Engineering - Dulles, VA or Tampa, FL


Dulles, VA, US, 20166

Job ID: 102201 


The Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions business delivers world-class mission-critical satellite communications and security solutions with unmatched reliability and support anywhere in the world.

Job Summary

Position Location:         Dulles, VA (or Tampa, FL)

Leonardo DRS GES is one of the lines of business of Leonardo DRS. GES is largest provider of SATCOM based global End-to-End ICT solutions to the Federal Government. The individual will lead a team of RF Engineers and reports to the Vice President of Engineering and Technical Operations. As part of a matrixed organization, the role calls for a dynamic team player with high level subject matter expertise in areas of Satellite Communications to support complex solution design, proposal development and RF life cycle management of current program portfolio. 

Job Responsibilities

•    Dynamic individual that can provide technical expertise in areas of satellite network solution design
•    Play the role of technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) to create and deliver technical capabilities, presentations to existing and potential customers
•    Advise appropriate personnel of the latest technical and engineering developments
•    Manage budget, cost and schedule as required
•    Participate in preparation of proposals (RFP/RFQ/RFI) and lead a team to develop technically feasible, compliant, cutting edge, and cost effective solution(s).  
•    Support travel to trade shows, industry events, customer meetings, presentations, seminars etc. 
•    Support existing Program growth including ECP’s (Engineering Change Proposals),
•    Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Job Responsibilities Part II


•    Fifteen or more years of relevant experience
•    Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering or comparable discipline is preferred
•    U.S. citizen with ability to obtain a Secret or higher security clearance
•    Existing clearance is preferred
•    Expertise/experience in desired technical field to include:
o    In depth knowledge of GEO,MEO and LEO SATCOM vendors and constellations
o    Various satellite user terminal vendors and solutions 
o    Exposure and understanding of various satellite platform providers like iDirect, NewTech, Comtech, and Viasat
o    Ability to interpret, guide or perform transmission plans and link budgets required. 
o    Exposure to various vendor link budget formats, link budget tools, DoD Link budget format highly desirable


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 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: Washington DC