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Systems Engineer, Technology Transition


Washington, DC, US, 20003 Lemont Furnace, PA, US, 15456

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a joint venture between Leonardo DRS and Thales USA, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration. The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at:


Job Title: Systems Engineer Technology Transition


Job Location: Washington, D.C. or Lemont Furnace, PA


Position Summary

Responsible for leading the transfer and transition of design, manufacturing, integration, test, quality, infrastructure, and sustainment information, knowledge, capabilities, and responsibilities from overseas Thales locations and suppliers to AAC and US based suppliers to meet US and FMS customer requirements.  Lead the transfer of knowledge and technology for multiple product lines, ensuring completion of activities on time and budget.


Primary and Essential Accountabilities

  • Involved with the analysis, design, development and implementation of new, modified, and/or existing systems/sub-systems
  • May include Architectural Design, Requirements Engineering, or others. Determine system specifications
  • Lead transition of knowledge and technology planning, engineering, manufacturing, quality and sustainment interactions with overseas Thales locations and suppliers
  • Support transition and acquisition of hardware and software (or subcontractor services as needed)
  • Responsible for leading group of engineers on a technical transition activities and completion of activities on time and budget
  • Design, develop, analyze, modify, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems
  • Design, develop, analyze, modify, document and support requirements for critical infrastructure requirements such as facilities, capital expenditures, personnel, training, and suppliers
  • May use computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments
  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and under direction, develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable
  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for technology transition assignments
  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems and services
  • Drive the transition program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other Thales, internal company personnel and the customer as required
  • Participate in preparation of proposals
  • Provide technical knowledge and assistance to other engineers and support personnel
  • Lead and direct the work of others as assigned
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


Secondary Accountabilities

  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings
  • Lead less-experienced engineers


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant/applicable experience
  • Fluency in technologies and application domain
  • Ability to lead a technical group independently


Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge

  • Mechanical integration experience
  • Winch and handling systems experience
  • Navy INCO/SHIPALT – Navy Installation and Ship Alteration experience
  • Production Support experience


Physical Requirements

  • Lifting (up to 20 lbs.): up to 10% of time
  • Walking: up to 25% of time
  • Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping: up to 10% of time
  • Sitting: up to 75% of time
  • Travel: up to 10% of time


AAC works on a 9/80 compressed work schedule whereby employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks with every other Friday off.


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #MCSS

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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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC