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Principal Electrical Engineer


Melbourne, FL, US, 32935

Job ID: 102152 


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

The Leonardo DRS Land Electronics (DLE) Business Unit is the DRS center of excellence for providing on-platform networking and computing, on/off-platform test and diagnostic services, and broad vehicle electronic capabilities to support domestic and international armed forces. We provide advanced tactical equipment and situational awareness for the platform and warfighter, assure proper equipment functionality, communicate relevant data to crewmen, and ensure all command echelons share a common operating picture that maximizes effectiveness.


As a Principle Electrical Engineer, you will be part of the electrical engineering team with various assignments to project teams for development of complex circuit solutions that meet the challenges of a tactical computing environment.

Job Responsibilities

•    Responsible for leading a group of engineers on a technical activity and completion of activity on time and budget 
•    Develop electrical concepts, define interfaces, design circuitry, guide layout, simulate and test designs, document technical data, and support transition to production.
•    Provide budget, cost and schedule input for design assignments
•    Provide technical expertise and assistance to other engineers and support personnel.  
•    Provide electrical input to project planning and system solution development. 
•    Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems and services
•    Drive the program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements
•    Develop prototypes to mitigate key development risks
•    Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer as required
•    Participates in preparation of proposals
•    Provide electrical input to project planning and system solution development.
•    Support and encourage a culture of collaboration, integrity, continuous improvement, results and accountability.

•    Position will require occasional domestic travel (<25%)


•    Minimum Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree, or equivalent work experience.  Master’s degree a plus.
•    Minimum of eight (8) years of digital design/development experience.
•    Minimum of four years of processor motherboard and system experience.  Intel x86 experience preferred. 
•    Nvidia design experience. Video processing and FPGA design experience are a plus.
•    Experience with Artificial Intelligence concepts, development and deployment is highly desired.
•    Experience with camera and video transfer principles.
•    Knowledge of high speed interconnects such as PCIE, 10Gb Ethernet, DDR3/DDR4 Memory bus, USB 3.0, USB-C, LVDS/DisplayPort/HDMI, etc.
•    Experience with portable, battery powered systems preferred.
•    Experience in low-power low-voltage DC-DC power conversion preferred.
•    Experience utilizing development tools required.  LTSpice, Cadence OrCAD Schematic Capture and Allegro editor/viewer, AutoCAD, and PTC CreoView preferred.
•    Knowledge of video display design a plus.
•    Professional work experience in defense industry/DoD a plus.

Citizenship and Security
•    Must be a US citizen.
•    Must be able to obtain a security clearance.

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.

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

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

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. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Melbourne