Manager Software Engineering


Melbourne, FL, US, 32935

Job ID: 109127 


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

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the technical excellence and quality of software products produced by the Embedded Software Engineering organization.
  • Perform as Embedded Software Engineering subject matter expert about Software Product Lifecycle processes and ensure Software Engineering best practices are implemented.
  • Working with Software Engineering leaders at other Leonardo DRS sites, continually assess adequacy of Software Engineering processes and resulting software products, and continually improve those processes consistent with business objectives.
  • Work closely with project managers, project engineers, and project software leads to ensure Software Engineering tasks are appropriately scheduled and executed according to schedule and withing the budget.
  • Work closely with Software Quality Assurance to ensure that software quality control is being performed on all Software Engineering efforts.
  • Define position requirements, interview, and hire Software Engineering personnel as needed.
  • Organize Software Engineering staff and create work assignments that achieve both project objectives and provide for personnel career development.
  • Provide a comprehensive and timely review of each Software Engineer team members' performance. Assist the organization with workforce planning and management of engineering discretionary budgets and overhead budgets.
  • Communicate directly with the technical customer community to establish requirements and convey project status.
  • Collaborate with hardware and firmware leaders to achieve projects goals and timeline.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, Computer Science, with a minimum of 7+ years of industrial experience in Embedded Software Engineering
  • US Citizen and the ability to get a Secret level clearance.
  • Experience managing complex development activities, including development of program plans, schedules, requirements, and test plans.
  • Minimum of three years Software Engineering organizational leadership and management experience is required.
  • Experience developing software requirements and software designs based on system requirements and system design.
  • Experience with Agile and standards development methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both written and oral

Desired Skills

  • Experience with embedded device drivers (TCP/IP, UART, I2C, PCIe, etc.)
  • Experience with Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS), Embedded Linux, and bare-metal implementation for embedded systems
  • Experience in initial hardware start-up and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Capable of integrating hardware and software and developing test plans and procedures
  • Experience in requirements analysis and allocation using DOORS or equivalent.
  • Experience with embedded Linux, VxWorks, and video streaming protocols
  • Experience with software development in a CMMI for Development Level 3 or higher process environment is required.
  • Experience with automated requirements management, software problem reporting, software code peer review, and software version control tools is required.


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