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Senior Systems Engineer
Dallas, TX

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Job Description


LEONARDO DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo, which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture that rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

Company Overview

LEONARDO DRS Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA. We develop, manufacture, and support infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.

Employing the world's brightest. Supporting the world's bravest.


Dallas, TX

Position Summary

As a Senior Systems Engineer at DRS, you will be responsible for the design, integration and implementation of EO/IR sensor systems for complex military applications.

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

* A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Physics is required.
* Minimum of five years' Systems Engineering experience encompassing requirements development, systems design and analysis, systems integration, and product verification and validation.
* Experience with EO/IR technology and products.
* Experience executing EMD and LRIP phases of DoD programs.
* Experience with DOORS.
* Strong customer focus.
* Strong communication skills.
* Ability to solve complex problems.
* Work effectively as a member of a team.
* Ability to meet aggressive timelines.
* Strong organizational skills.
* Ability to decipher highly technical data.
* Ability to multi-task in an evolving project environment.
* Working knowledge of MS Office applications.
* Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both written and oral.
* Must currently possess or be able to obtain a security clearance.

Desired Skills

* A Master's Degree in Engineering or Physics is desired.
* Previous experience as a systems Design Engineer or Systems Analyst is desired.
* Experience integrating software-intensive systems onto military aircraft is desired.
* INCOSE CSEP certification

Duties and Responsibilities

* Gather and analyze data to establish system requirements.
* Research, evaluate and recommend systems/equipment/technologies based upon customer needs.
* Work with the Project Manager, Project Controls, other Systems Engineering disciplines, Design Engineering, Quality, Operations and Supply Chain in an Integrated Project Team organizational framework to successfully execute the complete product development lifecycle from product inception to disposal.
* Perform effective risk management.
* Create technical instructions, engineering plans, technical designs and other systems integration related documents, including Systems Engineering Plans and Interface Control Documents.
* Develop and conduct testing plans and procedures based on system requirements.
* Provide customer post-acceptance product installation and integration support.
* Perform as the project Systems Engineering subject matter expert with regard to Systems Engineering process, ensure good Systems Engineering process is implemented in all product development activities.
* Work closely with the Project Manager to ensure Systems Engineering activities are appropriately planned and budgeted into project plans.
* Work closely with Design Engineering project team members to ensure that all external and internal hardware, software, and human factors interfaces are defined, and that all design risks are managed.

Physical Conditions

* Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. up to 10% of the time

Working Conditions

* Travel up to 10%

Only candidates that meet the qualifications as outlined above will be contacted for further information.

Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a Security Clearance.

LEONARDO DRS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #EOIS

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