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Software Engineer II (Embedded)


Germantown, MD, US, 20876

Job ID: 101299 


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.


Our facility is currently located in Germantown, MD.  Our business is experiencing growth in multiple market areas and as a result we are excited to announce that in January 2023 we will be in our newly built facility located just south of Frederick, off I-270.  This modern facility, with ESG initiatives and surrounding green spaces, offers many amenities quickly accessible to this attractive location.

Job Summary

DRS Signal Solutions is seeking an Software Engineer II with embedded development experience and a thorough understanding of engineering technology to develop leading edge, standards-based software in our Germantown, MD office.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for a specific technical activity and completion of assigned task on time and budget
  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems. Use computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments.
  • Involved with the design, development, analysis, testing and debugging of embedded software applications and/or systems.
  • Support and participate in technical activity
  • Ability to work independently under supervision of others
  • Provide schedule input for design assignments
  • Document component and subsystem specifications and material requirements
  • Analyze designs as necessary
  • Responsible for completion of assigned task on time and meeting technical requirements
  • Develop prototypes to retire key development risks as directed
  • 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 2 years of experience in software development. Candidates with a master’s degree are also welcomed to apply.  
  • Software development experience with C/C++, and Python required
  • Experience with version control required
  • Experience with embedded device development required
  • Experience in initial hardware start-up and troubleshooting techniques
  • Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic environment
  • Self-starter with good interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • JAVA and JAVA GUI development preferred
  • Git and SVN preferred
  • FPGA, and ARM-based development preferred
  • 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
  • Capable of integrating hardware and software and developing test plans and procedures
  • Familiarity with modern software development processes, including software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, peer review, and agile development life cycles
  • Familiarity with cyber security engineering tasks on embedded systems including security implementation, testing, and mitigating issues from testing
  • Some experience in digital signal processing and communication theory
  • Solid understanding of multi-threading/multi-processing

*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. (Office moving to Frederick in 2023)

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. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC