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Leonardo DRS

Software Engineer II (Embedded)

Germantown, MD

a month ago

3 people have applied

Job Description:

Job ID: 101299

The Leonardo DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems business is a global leader and strategic partner committed to delivering world-class, full life-cycle defense and intelligence products that protect the security of our nation and our allies. From air combat training to state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems, our technology is deployed by virtually all U.S. military and government agencies around the world.

Job Summary

DRS Signal Solutions is seeking an Software Engineer II with embedded development experience and a thorough understanding of engineering technology to develop leading edge, standards-based software in our Germantown, MD office.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for a specific technical activity and completion of assigned task on time and budget
  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems. Use computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments.
  • Involved with the design, development, analysis, testing and debugging of embedded software applications and/or systems.
  • Support and participate in technical activity
  • Ability to work independently under supervision of others
  • Provide schedule input for design assignments
  • Document component and subsystem specifications and material requirements
  • Analyze designs as necessary
  • Responsible for completion of assigned task on time and meeting technical requirements
  • Develop prototypes to retire key development risks as directed
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer as required
  • May participate in preparation of less complex proposals
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings


  • Bachelors Degree in an engineering or related technical field with 2 years of experience in software development. Candidates with a masters degree are also welcomed to apply.
  • Software development experience with C/C++, and Python required
  • Experience with version control required
  • Experience with embedded device development required
  • Experience in initial hardware start-up and troubleshooting techniques
  • Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic environment
  • Self-starter with good interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • JAVA and JAVA GUI development preferred
  • Git and SVN preferred
  • FPGA, and ARM-based development preferred
  • Some experience with design and implementation of Software Defined Radio development; familiarity with REDHAWK, GNU Radios
  • Ability to evaluate technical trade-offs
  • Familiarity with oscilloscopes and logic analyzers
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Capable of integrating hardware and software and developing test plans and procedures
  • Familiarity with modern software development processes, including software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, peer review, and agile development life cycles
  • Familiarity with cyber security engineering tasks on embedded systems including security implementation, testing, and mitigating issues from testing
  • Some experience in digital signal processing and communication theory
  • Solid understanding of multi-threading/multi-processing
  • For compliance with Executive Order 14042 candidates must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

*This position has the option of being either fully onsite in our Germantown facility or partly remote (onsite Tues-Thurs). Must live within commuting distance of the designated facility regardless of choice.

In compliance with Executive Order 14042 and the Companys desire to protect the safety and health of our employees, customers, and communities, effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment the Company requires all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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