Image Processing Manager


Melbourne, FL, US, 32935

Job ID: 108633 


The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas and Austin, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA.  EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms.  We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance. 


 Employing the world’s brightest. Supporting the world’s bravest.

Job Summary

This individual will lead and manage the Image Processing and Analysis team of DRS’ Electro Optics and Infrared Systems (EOIS) division.  In this role, you will interface with some of the most respected scientists and engineers in the industry to continue in the pursuit of technical excellence and market dominance. Strong background in image processing, algorithm development, analysis, and functional management are required.  This individual will work closely with customers, engineering leadership and Line-of-Business (LOB) leadership to define requirements, determine priorities, and oversee detailed algorithm design, implementation, and analysis.  This is a technical leadership position that requires extensive understanding of image processing, algorithm development, and system requirements.

Experience implementing and deploying embedded, real-time, image processing is required.   The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience in implementation of image processing pipelines using modern System-on-chip (SOC) processors such as NXP iMX8, Xilinx Zynq, Qualcomm Snapdragon, or Nvidia Jetson.  Experience in implementation and deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technology is highly desirable.

Job Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

⦁    Plan, manage, and direct the overall activities of the team
⦁    Coordinate the creation, development, design, and improvement of image processing algorithms and implementations.   
⦁    Communicate directly with the technical customer community to establish requirements and convey project status
⦁    Analyze designs as necessary to ensure compliance with performance, cost, schedule, and risk objectives
⦁    Work with technical leaders across the organization to develop product roadmaps and define strategy
⦁    Work with Line of Business (LOB) leadership and program teams to plan resource needs and manage staffing to accommodate those needs
⦁    Monitor team activities to ensure compliance with development processes and quality standards
⦁    Participate in the preparation of proposals, including generation of engineering Basis of Estimates 
⦁    Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings
⦁    Actively support pursuit of new business by developing and presenting new concepts, technologies or applications
⦁    Develop trusted engineering contacts with the customer
⦁    Provide mentoring and career counseling to engineering staff as required
⦁    Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
⦁    Other duties as assigned

Job Responsibilities Part II


Required Education and Work Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering with a minimum of 15 years of experience.    
Experience developing and deploying real-time image processing systems
Experience developing and deploying embedded products utilizing modern System-on-Chip
Demonstrated experience with complex image processing algorithms 
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to execute large group and customer presentations
Demonstrated proficiency recruiting technical talent and building efficient development teams
Experienced with Microsoft Office tools, including the use of Excel, Project, and PowerPoint to organize complex data for communication and analysis


Knowledge of infrared detector products, including Readout Integrated Circuits, Focal Plane Array Technologies, camera integration and calibration techniques
Experience with infrared imaging products
Experience developing and deploying embedded AI/ML systems
Experience executing functional verification and simulation 
Experience leading multi-discipline technical teams to solve complex problems and achieve results
Experience working directly with government customers on development and/or production contracts
Ability to solve complex problems
Ability to meet aggressive timelines
Ability to decipher highly technical data and make sound decisions
Ability to multi-task in an evolving project environment
Ability to analyze data in Mathcad, MATLAB, or similar tools

Required Competencies

Successful applicant should be proficient in the following competencies:

Customer Focus
Timely Decision Making
Drive for Results
Building Effective Teams
Managing Vision and Purpose
Integrity and Trust
Motivating Others
Empowering Team Members
Interpersonal Communications

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. 

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Nearest Major Market: Melbourne