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Software Engineer


Germantown, MD, US, 20876 Johnstown, PA, US, 15904

Job ID: 103601 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Electronics business provides leading naval computing infrastructure, network and data distribution and middleware enterprise services, as well as world-class manufacturing and support capabilities.

Job Summary

As a software engineer for DRS Naval Electronics, you will apply your technical and development experience to solve software design-related problems for components and subsystems in our portfolio of US Navy electronics infrastructure solutions. Job focus areas include participating in software engineering activities in design, development, testing, modification, and the sustainment of software products throughout the product life cycle.

Job Responsibilities

In this role, the candidate will be responsible for assigned technical solutions. Primary and essential accountabilities include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Ability to work independently under supervision of others and provide regular reporting of progress and status. Responsible for completion of assigned task on time and meeting technical requirements.
  • Design, development, analysis, testing and debug of computer software applications.
    • Software applications may include Image and Signal Processing, Real-time, Firmware, Database Design, Operating Systems, Operator/Machine Interface, or others.
  • Perform unit-level analysis to measure performance, schedule, and risk trade-offs.
  • Review customer requirements, and under direction develop designs to best support the requirements.
  • Use computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments.
  • Support software qualification efforts, development of test software and qualification plans, test activities, and failure analysis efforts.
  • Develop and present software-related material to support internal project reviews.
  • Create and process documentation updates including generation and maintenance of reference data.
  • Provide technical knowledge and assistance to other engineers and support personnel.
  • Evaluate software related supplier components, subsystems, and services.
  • Participate in Internal Research and Development (IR&D) projects, which may include prototype design and development.
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer as required.
  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values, and culture of the organization.

Job Responsibilities Part II

Attends appropriate engineering, customer, or business meetings. In addition, the candidate may support cross-functional teams with engineers from other disciplines, clearly communicate ideas, decisions, and status updates to internal teams.


  • Technical degree (Bachelor of Science) in relevant field with at least 2 years of direct experience related to Software Engineering and must have demonstrated success in solving technical problems.
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance within 6 months of hire - US Citizenship required.
  • Self-starting engineer with excellent oral and written communication skills. Capable of achieving project objectives and interfacing with team members and program management. The following skills are desirable, though applicants are not required to have every skill listed:
    • Background in Software Engineering, including participation in multi-discipline, cross-functional teams on software development efforts.
    • Familiarity with applying legacy, new and emerging industry and military standards for Software Engineering processes, techniques, and tools (e.g., Agile, UML, and SysML).
    • Familiarity with requirements management processes and tools (e.g., DOORS)
    • Familiarity with software design processes and tools (e.g., Enterprise Architect).
    • Familiarity with software lifecycle processes such as lifecycle, continuous integration, version control, testing (e.g., Clear Case, Git, Jenkins).
    • Familiarity with legacy, new and emerging distributed software architectures (e.g., client/server, thin client, Peer-to-Peer, Cloud, Web Services, Service-Oriented Architecture, Microservices, hardware virtualization, Software as a Service, mobile computing).
    • Fluency in multiple software programming languages (e.g., Java, C, C++, Bash, DOS, Perl) and in developing in and for multiple operating systems (e.g., Windows, Linux).
    • Familiarity in multiple software domains (e.g., algorithm development, middleware services, operating systems, device drivers, combat systems, real-time embedded systems, human interfaces, test harnesses, formal methods).
    • Experience gathering and interpreting data, generating summaries and presentations, and presenting to technical leads and peers. 


COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing 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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