DRS Technologies, Inc. Principal Software Engineer in Dallas, Texas

DRS Technologies, Inc.

DRS Technologies 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 which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website atwww.drs.com.

Company Overview

DRS Infrared Sensors & Systems (ISS) is part of the C4ISR group with locations in Dallas, Texas and Melbourne, Florida. 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.

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Dallas, TX

Position Summary

The principal embedded Software Engineer will be an integral part of our Infrared Sensors & Systems (ISS) Software Development Team. Responsible for leading technical activities and completion of these activities on time and budget. Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems. Ability to complete a technical project independently and mentor and coach other engineers.

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related engineering technical field with a minimum of 8+ years of experience. Mastery of technologies and domain knowledge

  • Expected to have knowledge and significant experience in multiple engineering disciplines

  • Minimum of 5 years of embedded SW design experience and real-time processing architectures

  • Demonstrate experience with Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS), and have experience in bare-metal implementation for embedded system

  • Experience developing in C, C++ and C#

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including MS PowerPoint, MS Word and MS Excel

  • Motivated, self-starter individual

  • U.S. Citizenship


  • Experience with embedded device drivers (TCP/IP, UART, I2C, PCIe, etc.)

  • Experience in initial hardware start-up and troubleshooting techniques

  • Strong analytical and communication skills

  • Capable of integrating hardware and software and developing test plans and procedures

  • Experience in requirements analysis and allocations using DOORs

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for driving technology and completion of activity on time and budget

  • Designs, develops, analyzes, documents and supports testing of products, systems or subsystems

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

  • Ability to complete a technical project independently and mentor and coach other engineers. Review customer specifications and requirements, and develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable

  • Ability to work independently under supervision of others

  • Provides regular reporting of progress and status

  • Responsible for completion of assigned task on time and meeting technical requirements

  • Reviews customer specifications and requirements, and under direction develops designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable

  • Supports the program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements

  • Develops prototypes to retire key development risks as directed

  • Communicates clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer as required

  • Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians and support personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress

  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization

  • Other duties as assigned

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.

DRS Technologies, Inc. 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. #C4ISR