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Leonardo DRS, Inc. Applications Engineer in Germantown, Maryland

Job ID: 99661

Job Location: Germantown, MD

Job Title: Applications Engineer

Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. The company specializes in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Additionally, the company builds power systems and electro-optical/infrared systems for a wide range of commercial customers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

The Leonardo DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems (AIS) 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

The Applications Engineer in Germantown, MD will interact with the customer directly and provide techical expertise to our Business Development team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Research, collect, and report information on the ability and capacity of company products and competing equipment. Aid in the design and development of equipment and systems, and redesign of existing systems to fulfill the needs of customers. May act as technical liaison to the sales team in assisting them qualify opportunities.

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

  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems

  • May use computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments. Review customer specifications and requirements, and under direction, develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable

  • 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

  • Develop prototypes to retire key development risks

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

  • Participate in preparation of proposals

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

  • Lead and direct the work of others as assigned

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

  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings

  • Lead less-experienced engineers


  • BS Engineering (Electrical or Computer preferred) or related technical field and 2+ years of experience

  • Ability to lead a technical group independently

  • RF or digital FPGA knowledge desired

  • Able to understand C, C++, Linux, and/or Python script

  • Task oriented, willing to take initiative and learn

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Industry experience a plus

  • Advanced Excel proficiency

  • Must be able to travel as needed (mostly local travel to customer locations, approx. 20%)

  • US Citizen and able to obtain a Secret clearance (current clearance preferred)

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. #AIS