Staff Systems Engineer

DRS Technologies Saint Louis , MO 63150

Posted 3 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 SpA which employs more than 45,000 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.leonardodrs.com.

DRS Sustainment Systems Inc.

DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. (DRS-SSI) is a Leonardo DRS Line of Business (LOB) headquartered in St. Louis, MO. It is a full service supplier of diversified defense systems, products and support for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other international defense customers. From conceptual design through manufacturing to integrated logistics support, DRS-SSI has a more than 50-year tradition of providing quality systems and products while meeting customer's demands for innovation, efficiency and quality. The business unit also includes a 100-acre heavy equipment manufacturing facility in West Plains, MO. The performance of DRS-SSI's St. Louis operation has been recognized by the Government and industrial customers with numerous awards including: Preferred Supplier Certification, Medallion of Service Award, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Certification of Recognition, and Blue Ribbon Awards. We operate on a 9/80 work schedule.

Job Location Saint Louis, MO

Position Summary

DRS Sustainment Systems is seeking a Full Time Staff Systems Engineer responsible for directing the technical activities for the design, manufacture, and logistics support of systems that improve the survivability and force protection of ground combat vehicles. This candidate would be responsible for meeting the corresponding contract technical performance requirements and be able to execute an interdisciplinary systems engineering process to ensure that the customer and stakeholders' needs are satisfied in a high quality, trustworthy, cost efficient, and schedule compliant manner throughout a system's entire life cycle. In addition, the candidate would be able to demonstrate consistently good judgment combined with technical expertise and to communicate effectively with engineering and management stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for becoming knowledgeable of and fully understanding the requirements, specifications, and customer's expectations of the vehicle force protection system.

  • Responsible for directing the technical activities of electrical, mechanical, and software engineers to develop and deliver a vehicle force protection system that fully meets the system requirements and customer's expectations.

  • Lead the development of a prototype vehicle force protection system to retire key development risks.

  • May use computer-aided design or other engineering/analysis software in the performance of assignments.

  • Responsible for completion of activities on time and budget

  • Mentor and coach other engineers.

  • Perform critical trade studies

  • Ability to lead major problem resolution efforts and support regaining or attaining customer confidence.

  • Provide technical knowledge and assistance to other engineers and support personnel.

  • Responsible for architectural design, requirements engineering, SE documentation, risk management, verification and validation, and completion of activities on time and budget.

  • Support acquisition of hardware and software (or subcontractor services as needed).

  • Study alternative concepts and use of simulations to predict system performance.

  • Enforce the systems engineering process and integrate into program plans.

  • Responsible for leading group of engineers on a technical activity and completion of activity on time and budget.

  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for design assignments.

  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems and services.

  • Drive the program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements.

  • Participate in the preparation of highly technical proposals.

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 8 years of experience

  • Strong lead systems engineering experience in complex development and/or manufacturing programs

  • Must possess excellent analytical and communication skills, written and verbal

  • Ability to obtain DoD security clearance

Desired Knowledge:

  • Design, manufacture, and logistics support of systems that improve the survivability and force protection of ground combat vehicles.

  • System level knowledge and understanding of electrical, mechanical, and software designs and systems

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products including Visio

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. #LSY #BM


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