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Software Engineering Manager


Menomonee Falls, WI, US, 53051

Job ID: 105593 


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.

Job Summary

Software Engineering Manager responsible for managing a team of 5-10 software engineers doing the design, development, and test of power conversion system products, from standard components like programmable relays and motor overload protection devices up to large electric drives and multi-megawatt power conversion cabinets with working voltages up to 15kV.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage budget, cost and schedule for design assignments
  • Oversee the design, implementation, test/debug and integration of large embedded software subsystems 
  • Oversee and justify development team progress using a combination of EVM and agile/Jira metrics
  • Drive the analysis of customer requirements and development of internal software requirements
  • Participate in preparation of bids and proposals and represent DRS in customer negotiations
  • Mentor more junior engineers in software best practices and resolve technical disagreements to ensure team efficiency
  • Drive organizational process improvement efforts related to the software development lifecycle
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
  • At least 5 years of experience in the development of at least moderately complex real time embedded software.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in the design, development, and testing of embedded software products to be used in a high-reliability environment.
  • Experienced in review of software and firmware source code to required coding standards.
  • Strong foundation in standard software development processes/methods and configuration management
  • Must be a self-starter comfortable with taking responsibility with a significant software design effort.
  • Must work effectively in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment.
  • Candidates must be US citizens (no dual citizenship) 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.  

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

  • Master’s degree in engineering
  • Education/experience with an emphasis on power electronics control software.
  • Knowledge of and hands-on experience with control theory, especially embedded control.
  • Experience with embedded firmware related to the use of PWM controllers, A/D and D/A converters, communications interfaces, and hardware driver/board support for electronic devices.
  • Experience with Xilinx synthesis toolchain
  • Experience writing embedded software in C/C++
  • Experience using git, Bitbucket, and JIRA
  • Experience developing military products and familiarity with military specifications.
  • Working knowledge of DOORS for requirements management.
  • Capable of leading and mentoring junior engineers
  • Experience in DO178, DO254 or equivalent quality system#LI_JS1

The health and safety of our employees and their families remains a top priority at Leonardo DRS, and we continue to take action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  

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

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

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

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

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

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

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. 

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