Senior Director of Engineering

DRS Technologies - Dulles, VA (30+ days ago)3.8

Leonardo DRS, Inc.

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 S.p.A. 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 Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at

Company Overview

DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc. successfully delivers quality systems and services to CONUS and overseas units. Our systems solutions encompass broad data distribution networks and complex telecommunications systems for data, voice and video applications over integrated satellite, terrestrial, and wireless networks. Our proven service history of engineering, installing, operating and maintaining innovative, low-risk, and cost-effective communications resources illustrates our commitment to supporting military, commercial, and relief efforts at home and around the globe.

Location: Dulles, VA

Title: Senior Director of Engineering


Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) is a line of business of DRS that is focused on providing global end-to-end communication solutions to a predominantly Department of Defense (DoD) customer base. The role reports to the Vice President of Engineering Operations. The Engineering Operations team in turn is matrixed and supports multiple lines of business focused on DoD, intel, federal and civilian markets. The role involves providing expertise in system design, proposal development and technical day-to-day life cycle management of complex end-to-end communication solutions that encompass satellite, terrestrial, networking, cyber and IT systems. The selected candidate should be able to excel in an up-tempo environment and closely work with a team that will be geographically disperse.


Dynamic individual that can provide technical expertise in areas of satellite network design
Broad understanding of routing/switching technologies, terrestrial networks, IT solutions for various monitoring and reporting functions and DoD cyber/IA requirements
Support both pre-sales and post-sales activities and work closely with Business Development, Procurement and Program Management Departments
Actively interact with vendors, satellite operators and suppliers on a technical basis
Plan, manage, and direct day-to-day engineering operations activities as required
Play the role of technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) and create and deliver technical capabilities presentations to existing and potential customers
Enhance and update engineering policies and procedures to provide better efficiencies
Advise appropriate personnel of the latest technical and engineering developments
Manage budget, cost and schedule as required
Participate in preparation of proposals (RFP/RFQ/RFI)
Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Fifteen or more years experience and Bachelors degree in Engineering or highly comparable discipline
U.S. citizen with ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance
Existing clearance a plus
Possess excellent communication skills (written and oral)
Expertise in satellite communications (C, Ku, Ka, L, S, X-bands including FSS and MSS) in GEO, LEO and MEO constellations required
Ability to interpret, guide or perform transmission plans and link budgets desirable

Masters degree in highly comparable discipline
Education in areas of electrical/wireless communications
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #CA #MM