Software Systems Engineer


Huntsville, AL, US, 35808

Job ID: 109230 


The Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business provides C4I Network computing and integrated situational awareness, as well as state-of-the-art embedded diagnostics, vehicle power management and combat vehicle integration products and services.

Job Summary

Responsible for driving technology and completion of activity on time and budget. Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems, or subsystems. Ability to complete a technical project independently. Mentor and coach other engineers. Involved with the specification, architecting, and analysis of software-embedded components for state-of-the-art systems. Work with software engineers in developing system solutions for systems and systems of systems. Help integrate leading-edge integrated sensor capabilities to commercial, intelligence and defense customers. This includes Image and Signal Processing, Real-time processing, Firmware integration, Nuclear/Hi-Rel, FAA Certified, Database Design, Operating Systems, Operator/Machine Interface, or others. Determine hardware compatibility. Complete documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance. Interact with users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Become a technical master of our software products and the underlying technologies that power them.
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders, product owners, verification & validation teams, and the development team to define, capture, and refine technical requirements.
  • Analyze and assess software requirements for consistency, minimal ambiguity, and potential conflicts with existing designs or functionalities.
  • Deconflict conflicting requirements and navigate complex technical challenges with a pragmatic and solutions-oriented approach.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive systems models and use cases to document and clarify requirements.
  • Ensure design solutions seamlessly align with customer needs and definitions.
  • Actively participate in the engineering development process through design, gate, and customer reviews.
  • Incorporate Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Agile best practices.
  • Responsible for driving technology and completion of activity on time and budget.
  • Completion of technical projects independently.
  • Provide budget, cost, and schedule inputs.
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required.
  • Participate heavily in preparation of complex and significant proposals.
  • Provide technical expertise and assistance to other engineers and support personnel.
  • Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians, and support personnel to coordinate, recommend, and confer regarding technical activities and progress.
  • Mentor and coach less experienced engineers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience.
  • Proficiency in technical documentation and requirements writing.
  • Solid understanding of software development methodologies and lifecycle management.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • Passion for learning and staying ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving tech landscape.

Desirable Experience

  •  Embedded systems, Linux, and real-time operating systems.
  •  Integrating and troubleshooting software components.
  •  Integrating and troubleshooting networked systems.
  •  Agile development practices and concepts such as Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment.
  •  Interface standards such as MIL-STD-1553 and MIL-STD-6040.
  •  Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) concepts such as Open Mission Systems (OMS), Ground Combat Systems' Common Infrastructure Architecture (GCIA), Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE), OpenVPX, and Microservices and Containers.
  •  Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and system modeling tools such as Cameo

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. #LEL

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. 

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Nearest Major Market: Huntsville