DRS Technologies Inc. Principal Systems Engineer - Control Systems in Saint Louis, Missouri

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 atwww.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

DRS Sustainment Systems Inc. is seeking a full-time Control Systems Engineer responsible for directing the technical activities for the analysis, modeling, simulation, and control of electro-mechanical systems. 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for becoming knowledgeable of and fully understanding the requirements, specifications, and customer’s expectations of a stabilized pointing and tracking system.

  • Responsible for directing the technical activities of electrical, mechanical, and software engineers to develop and deliver a stabilized pointing and tracking system that fully meets the system requirements and customer’s expectations.

  • Lead the development of a prototype 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.

  • Responsibilities include architectural design, requirements engineering, SE documentation, risk management, and verification and validation.

  • 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 (M.S. or PhD preferred) in Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent, with a minimum of 5 years of experience.

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

  • Must possess or have ability to obtain or reactivate a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance.

Desired Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of precision-stabilized pointing and tracking systems, with experience in the development of feedback control laws.

  • Familiarity with linear and non-linear systems, power spectral densities, disturbance rejection, inertial measurement units, Matlab, and Simulink.

  • Experience in optics, detection, recognition, identification, and tracking is highly desirable.

  • 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