Share this Job

Software Engineer I (Applications)


Germantown, MD, US, 20876

Job ID: 102316 


The Leonardo DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems business is a global leader and strategic partner committed to delivering world-class, full life-cycle defense and intelligence products that protect the security of our nation and our allies.  From air combat training to state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems, our technology is deployed by virtually all U.S. military and government agencies around the world.

Job Summary

DRS Signal Solutions is seeking a Software Engineer I with software development knowledge and understanding of engineering technology to help develop leading edge, standards-based software in our Germantown, MD office.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in developing specifications and software reference implementations for Modular Open RF Architecture (MORA) signal and processing ports including integration with software defined radio (SDR) frameworks such as REDHAWK
  • Conduct integration and test of CMOSS capabilities to verify functionality and standards compliance
  • Provide inputs to CMOSS adoption and MORA integration by Programs of Record (PORs) and industry partners
  • Responsible for a specific technical activity and completion of assigned task on time and budget
  • Involved with the design, development, analysis, testing and debugging of software applications and/or systems
  • Support and participate in technical activity
  • Review document component and subsystem specifications and material requirements under some direction
  • Analyze designs as necessary
  • Responsible for completion of assigned task on time and meeting technical requirements
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer as required
  • May participate in preparation of less complex proposals
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings


  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering or related technical field with 0+ years of experience in software development, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Software development experience with C/C++, and Python required
  • Knowledge of version control required
  • Knowledge of embedded device development required
  • Able to multi-task and function in a dynamic environment
  • A good interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • This position has the option of being either fully onsite in our Germantown facility or partly remote (onsite Tues-Thurs).  Must live within commuting distance of the designated facility regardless of choice.


Additional preferred qualifications:

  • JAVA and JAVA GUI development 
  • Git and SVN 
  • FPGA, and ARM-based development 
  • Some experience with design and implementation of Software Defined Radio development; familiarity with REDHAWK, GNU Radios
  • Ability to evaluate technical trade-offs
  • Familiarity with oscilloscopes and logic analyzers
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid understanding of multi-threading/multi-processing

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