Posted on 
Jun 3, 2024

Software Engineering Manager

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Leonardo DRS, Inc.
Leonardo DRS, Inc.
Leonardo DRS, Inc.
Consumer Products & Tech

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.

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Software Engineering Manager to lead our embedded software development team in Menomonee Falls, WI. This role is crucial for driving the development of embedded systems, focusing on power conversion, distribution, or storage solutions. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with C++ and/or VHDL programming, Simulink Code-gen, and modeling, as well as a proven track record in managing agile software development projects. Experience working with military contracts is highly desired.

What You Will Do

  • Team Development: Mentor and develop team members, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Embedded Software Leadership: Lead the development and implementation of embedded software for power systems, ensuring projects are completed on time, within budget, and according to specifications.
  • FPGA Development: Oversee FPGA programming efforts, including design, simulation, testing, and integration.
  • Simulink Code-gen & Modeling: Utilize Simulink for system modeling and automatic code generation, ensuring efficient and reliable software solutions.
  • Agile Project Management: Manage projects using Agile methodologies, facilitating sprint planning, retrospectives, and daily stand-ups to ensure team alignment and efficiency.
  • Technical Guidance: Provide technical leadership and guidance to the embedded software engineering team, promoting best practices in coding, testing, and documentation.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Work closely with internal and external stakeholders, including customers in the military sector, to understand requirements, deliver custom solutions, and ensure contractual compliance.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in embedded software development, with at least 3 years in a leadership or managerial role.
  • Strong background in FPGA programming, Simulink Code-gen, and system modeling.
  • Proven experience managing software development projects using Agile methodologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Experience in power conversion, distribution, or storage systems.
  • Familiarity with military contracts and the specific requirements for software development and documentation in this context.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and collaborate with stakeholders across the organization.
  • Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.
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