Principal Electrical Engineer


Melbourne, FL, US, 32935

Job ID: 108666 


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

DRS Land Electronics in Melbourne, FL is looking for an electrical engineer to join the hardware team and support our growth in compute, vision, and display systems for tactical applications in ruggedized military vehicle platforms. The ideal candidate has 8+ years electrical engineering experience with strong electrical engineering fundamentals. You will participate in digital circuit design, mixed-signal interfacing, and power supply design as well as testing, integration, and documentation of finished designs. We pride ourselves on our culture of friendliness and teamwork here at DRS. Our engineers find their work environments unique as they are not locked into a single task. You will be involved in processes from start to finish with opportunities for exploration!

Job Responsibilities

  • 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 design, development, modification, and analysis of various electronics systems. May include Hardware, Power Engineering, Power Electronic Engineering, Electromagnetic Engineering, Integrated Circuit Engineering, Components or others. Troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions in existing products or systems and makes modifications as needed. Compile and evaluate design and test data. Analyze, develop, and recommend design approaches.
  • 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.
  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable
  • Provide budget, cost, and schedule input for design assignments
  • Document component and subsystem specifications and material requirements
  • Analyze designs as necessary
  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems, and services
  • Support the program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements
  • Develop prototypes to retire key development risks

Job Responsibilities Part II

  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required
  • Participate heavily in preparation of the more 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
  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering; Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering a plus
  • 8+ Years Experience
  • Proven track record of delivering high quality production ready designs, with units in the field
  • Extensive experience with embedded systems that include x86 processors, application specific processors, microcontrollers, DSPs, or FPGAs
  • Extensive hands-on experience with bench level bring-up tasks, debug, and testing by leveraging excellent critical thinking skills
  • Experience with networking and communication interfaces such as Ethernet, USB, and CAN
  • Experience with video display interfaces such as LVDS, DisplayPort, and HDMI
  • Experience with low to medium power switch mode power supply design a plus
  • Experience with Cadence Schematic Capture and familiarity with Allegro PCB Editor a plus
  • Possess a self-starting determined attitude, with a focus on solving tough problems
  • Mastery of technologies and domain knowledge

Only candidates that meet the qualifications set forth above are eligible to be contacted for further information. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.


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: Melbourne