Senior Systems Engineer


Germantown, MD, US, 20876

Job ID: 109076


Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. The company specializes in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Additionally, the company builds power systems and electro-optical/infrared systems for a wide range of commercial customers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A.  For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

Job Summary

RADA USA is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to help advance our systems engineering capabilities in the U.S, and become an integral part of the team that provides engineering solutions within cUAS, cRAM, and SHORAD domains. 


The systems engineering group at RADA USA is responsible for defining customer needs, functional and product architecture, requirements definition and decomposition, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), AI/ML activities, and system performance evaluation.


RADA USA operates in a collaborative environment which is characterized by respect for the individual, problem solving in a team setting, consensus-oriented solutions, and results-based recognition.

Job Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain a technical project plan to design, develop, analyze, document, test, and deliver products, systems, or subsystems in accordance with overall program cost, schedule, and technical performance targets.
  • Bring systems engineering leadership and rigor to the system design, analysis, and implementation, including requirements analysis, design and architecture, technical trade studies, engineering analyses, and concept of operations development.
  • Plan and execute design reviews as needed and establish and maintain the integrated system technical baseline, including agile change management processes.
  • Provide support to system integration and test planning, including identifying and implementing system models and simulations to characterize system performance.
  • Contribute significantly to strategic technology planning and innovation to transform the business model.
  • Mentor and coach other engineers and provide technical expertise and assistance to support personnel.
  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable.
  • Document component and subsystem specifications and material requirements.
  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems, and services.
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management, and the customer as required.
  • Participate heavily in the preparation of complex and significant proposals.
  • Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians, and support personnel to coordinate, recommend, and confer regarding technical activities and progress.
  • Involve in the analysis, design, development, and implementation of new and/or existing systems/sub-systems, which may include Architectural Design, Requirements Engineering, or others, and determine system specifications and support acquisition of hardware and software (or subcontractor services as needed).


Systems engineering, software, architecture, integration and test, requirements, radar, AESA, SRR, PDR, CDR, RTM, MBSE, SOSA, MOSA, JIRA, TEMP, cUAS, cRAM, cUAV, VPS, APS.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Fluency in technologies and application domain
  • Ability to lead a technical group independently
  • DOD Secret level clearance or ability to obtain a clearance.
  • Broad systems engineering experience including thorough understanding of requirements management, functional requirements parsing, derivation, and allocation; systems design, systems integration, technical risk identification and management strategies, and Verification and Validation (V&V) principles.
  • Ability to develop system requirements from limited source documentation and work with development teams to map requirements into an Agile execution framework.
  • Experience developing system engineering artifacts (e.g. specifications, Interface Control Documents, Use Cases, System Architecture Descriptions, Trade Studies, etc.).
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to independently execute work tasks in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong written, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Experience supporting DoD customers and processes.
  • Advanced experience with requirements management and system modeling tools, such as DOORS, Cameo, Enterprise Architect, Rhapsody, NoMagic, MATLAB.
  • Experience in Model Based System Engineering (MBSE).

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience leading SE teams through all phases of the systems engineering lifecycle using Digital Engineering (MBSE)Experience or familiarity with administration of Model Based Engineering tools
  • Broad Model Based Engineering Applications and Technology background (i.e. tools, ontologies, OSLC, internet of things, cyber security, etc.)
  • Experience or familiarity with various analytical and decisions aid tools (e.g. Cameo, MatLab, STK, etc.)
  • Experience with the DoD architectural framework and design guidance for radar systems and systems engineering processes.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with industry and academic partners.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to effectively communicate to senior leadership within the company, customer and academic communities.
  • Strong analysis skills and abilities.

U.S. Citizenship required. This position requires an active DOD security clearance or the ability to obtain such clearance within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

Taking care of our people is a top priority at Leonardo DRS. We are proud to offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a company contribution to a health savings account, telemedicine, life and disability insurance, legal insurance, and a 401(k) savings plan. We champion wellness programs that focus on physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We develop our talent by offering programs and activities to support career-growth, professional development, and skill enhancement. And we understand there is more to life than work, and the importance of offering flexible work schedules with our 9/80 program, competitive vacation, health/emergency leave, paid parental leave, and community service hours. 
*Some employees are eligible for limited benefits only


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

The DRS culture is defined by our Core Values and Principles: 

- Integrity
- Agility
- Excellence
- Customer Focus
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Innovation

We strive to uphold them in all aspects of our business practices to inspire our employees and provide outstanding support for our customers.

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

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC