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Sr Systems Engineer


Palm Bay, FL, US, 32905

Job ID: 104276


The Leonardo DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems business is a global leader and strategic partner committed to delivering world-class, full life-cycle defense and intelligence products that protect the security of our nation and our allies.  From air combat training to state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems, our technology is deployed by virtually all U.S. military and government agencies around the world.


The Leonardo DRS Tactical Systems team develops secure communications and intelligence, information, cyber, electronic warfare and space (I2CEWS) technologies for airborne, shipboard, ground, man-portable, and space applications.  We are the world leader in Intelligence Broadcast System (IBS) based software defined radios and terminals for over 20 years and Link-11 data terminal sets and Link-22 signal processing controllers for over 40 years.  We produce the highest performance electronic warfare systems on the market ranging from ultra-low size, weight, and power man-portable systems to fully networked, multi-site fixed and mobile electronic support and electronic attack systems.  Our systems use state of the art software defined radio, cryptographic, and machine learning technologies developed, integrated, and produced by our team. Leonardo DRS Tactical Systems is looking for talented individuals to join our team to help us develop innovated and next generation solutions to meet our customers' mission-critical needs.

Job Summary

We're looking for a Senior Systems Engineer with Electronic Warfare (EW) and SIGINT requirements and systems design experience in our Palm Bay, FL office.  The role will directly support EW Chief Engineer in design, customer support and execution of SIGINT/EW programs.  The role will also support EW internal research and development projects to ensure alignment with technical roadmap and business strategy and support the integration of open standards such as SOSA and CMOSS into new and existing products. Some remote flexibility allowed plus we work a 9/80 schedule (every other Friday off)!

Job Responsibilities

  • Directly support Electronic Warfare (EW) Chief Engineer in design, customer support, and execution of EW programs.
  • Involved with the analysis, design, development and implementation of new and/or existing systems/sub-systems.  May include Architectural Design, Requirements Engineering, or others.  Determine system specifications.  Support acquisition of hardware and software (or subcontractor services as needed). 
  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable 
  • Support EW internal research and development projects to ensure alignment with technical roadmap and business strategy
  • Support the integration of open standards such as SOSA and CMOSS into new and existing products
  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems 
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required
  • Lead problem solving efforts and perform root cause corrective action assessments
  • Analyze designs as necessary.  Responsible for higher-level product line architecture and providing guidance and oversight to multiple development teams working on different products or technologies to ensure the technologies interoperate or connect to each other appropriately.
  • Be a key member of the new business capture team supporting pursuits by developing and presenting new concepts, technologies or applications as part of Business Development and Program Management team. 
  • Develop trusted engineering contacts with the customer.  Become a part of the customer’s design team, looking out for their best interests
  • Develop prototypes to retire key development risks
  • Participate heavily in preparation of the more complex and significant proposals
  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings
  • May mentor and coach the work of others as assigned
  • 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
  • Support for field testing and troubleshooting of prototype systems, including field test and demo events with customers


  • MS or Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related technical field and 3+ years of relevant experience; or BS and 5+ years experience (or equivalent combination of relevant education, training, and experience)
  • Intel, Cyber, EW experience a plus
  • Digital signal processing and RF circuit design experience desired
  • Experience in multiple engineering disciplines a plus
  • Experience with IBM Rationale DOORS and Enterprise Architect desired
  • AI/ML (development of or integration with) experience with real-world (deployed) success strongly desired
  • Able to obtain a DOD security clearance (current clearance preferred)
  • *This position has the option of being either fully onsite or partly remote (onsite Tues-Thurs) in our Palm Bay, FL office.  Must live within commuting distance of the facility regardless of choice.

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing 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. #AIS

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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