Software Engineering Manager


Menomonee Falls, WI, US, 53051

Job ID: 109497 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.


Naval Power Systems’ commitment to and investment in our people, products, and customers is the foundation of who we are. We offer a competitive Total Rewards package, generous time off, and a fun and flexible working environment. Some of our great benefits include: comprehensive medical/dental/vision programs, a 9/80 work schedule allowing for every other Friday off (!), a 401(k) plan with immediate vesting and an attractive company match, company paid Life & Disability Insurance, a Charitable Match Program & Paid Volunteer Time Off, a Paid Parental Leave program, an Employee Wellness Program, a Tuition Assistance Program, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) promoting Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and so much more!

Job Summary

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Software Engineering Manager to lead our embedded software development team. This role is crucial for driving the development of embedded systems, focusing on power conversion, distribution, or storage solutions. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with C++ and/or VHDL programming, Simulink Code-gen, and modeling, as well as a proven track record in managing agile software development projects. Experience working with military contracts is highly desired.

What You Will Do

  • Team Development: Mentor and develop team members, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Embedded Software Leadership: Lead the development and implementation of embedded software for power systems, ensuring projects are completed on time, within budget, and according to specifications.
  • FPGA Development: Oversee FPGA programming efforts, including design, simulation, testing, and integration.
  • Simulink Code-gen & Modeling: Utilize Simulink for system modeling and automatic code generation, ensuring efficient and reliable software solutions.
  • Agile Project Management: Manage projects using Agile methodologies, facilitating sprint planning, retrospectives, and daily stand-ups to ensure team alignment and efficiency.
  • Technical Guidance: Provide technical leadership and guidance to the embedded software engineering team, promoting best practices in coding, testing, and documentation.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Work closely with internal and external stakeholders, including customers in the military sector, to understand requirements, deliver custom solutions, and ensure contractual compliance.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in embedded software development, with at least 3 years in a leadership or managerial role.
  • Strong background in FPGA programming, Simulink Code-gen, and system modeling.
  • Proven experience managing software development projects using Agile methodologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Experience in power conversion, distribution, or storage systems.
  • Familiarity with military contracts and the specific requirements for software development and documentation in this context.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and collaborate with stakeholders across the organization.
  • Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

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. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee