Senior Software Verification Engineer

DRS Technologies Milwaukee , WI 53201

Posted 8 months ago

Leonardo DRS

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 Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.drs.com.

DRS Company

DRS Naval Power Systems (NPS) a multi-site operation responsible for $350 million of revenue with locations in Milwaukee, WI, Danbury, CT, Fitchburg, MA, and High Ridge, MO with an employee base of approximately 900 employees. NPS is structured into four Lines of Business: Surface, Submarines, Nuclear instrumentation and Controls and Marlo Coil focusing on supporting the power and propulsion needs of the U.S. Navy. We provide engineering, manufacturing and lifetime support of our highly engineered products.

Job Location: Milwaukee, WI

Position Summary

  • Senior Software Verification Engineer to lead the verification and testing of complex power conversion system product software, 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive the analysis of customer requirements and development of internal software requirements as they apply to software validation and verification

  • Lead development of both manual and automated software verification procedures for complete requirements coverage

  • Lead the execution of validation and verification of large embedded software subsystems

  • Collect and summarize test results and present results to internal and external customers

  • Coordinate software requirements-based test and support system test activities for small and large software test teams

  • Provide configuration management and ongoing maintenance support for released software test procedures

  • Mentor more junior engineers in testing best practices and resolve technical disagreements to ensure team efficiency

  • Participate in organizational process improvement efforts related to the software development lifecycle

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent education and experience.

  • At least 5 years of experience in the formal verification and validation testing of at least moderately complex real time embedded software to be used in a high-reliability environment.

  • Demonstrated capabilities in coordinating and communicating with multiple engineering disciplines

  • Ability to develop efficient, reusable unit and requirements-based software tests.

  • Strong foundation in standard software development processes/methods and configuration management

  • Must be a self-starter comfortable with taking responsibility with a significant software validation and verification effort and be a champion for his/her products.

  • Must work effectively in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment.

  • Candidates must be US citizens 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

  • Experience developing moderately complex software with multiple software development and verification environments and toolchains

  • Education/experience with an emphasis on power electronics control software.

  • Experience with Matlab Simulink

  • Experience using git, Bitbucket, JIRA, and Jenkins

  • Experience with automated unit testing, static analysis, and/or automated system-level testing

  • Experience programming in at least one scripting language

  • Experience applying agile software development methods including Scrum, continuous integration, and retrospectives

  • Experience developing military products and familiarity with military specifications

  • Working knowledge of DOORS for requirements management

  • Experience in DO178, DO254 or equivalent quality system

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee requires normal manual dexterity, speech and hearing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to thirty-five (35) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job require frequent use of a computer monitor.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Candidates must be US citizens 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 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. #JS #NPS


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