Air Vehicle Sub-Systems Engineer

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


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

Leonardo DRS is seeking an exceptionally qualified and proven Air Vehicle (A/V) Sub-Systems Engineer to join our recognized team of experts to provide a solution for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X program. Leonardo DRS ties together an exceptional T-100 Integrated Training Systems Team (ITS) comprised of Leonardo Aircraft’s world-class aircraft powered by Honeywell engines integrated with state-of the-art ground-based training from CAE USA. The T-100 Air Vehicle is purpose-built for a wide range of training capabilities, long-term reliability, and cost effective operations. These characteristics – along with its proven integrated training system comprised of Simulators and Ground Based Training devices – make the T-100 the best solution to train today’s next generation of fighter pilots. For additional information on the T-100 ITS program, please visit our T-X Program website.

The Air Vehicle (A/V) Sub-Systems Engineer position is required to manage all the design aspects relative to sub-systems: ECS, hydraulic, landing gear, electrical, fuel and crew escape. It is required to be in alignment with the AV IPT Leader and the Chief Engineer and all the other Air Vehicle IPT Engineers. It is required to interface with the Customer within the PMO environment.

Job Location: Arlington, VA

Job Title: Air Vehicle Sub-Systems Engineer

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides technical management on all design aspects relative to the A/V subsystems integrating with the IPT Engineers.
Reviews customer specifications and requirements. Leads all A/V sub-systems design aspects.
Solves technical problems and provides effective solutions.
Prepares and presents status and briefings to A/V IPT and when required to the customer.
Ensures that the technical and schedules relative to A/V sub-systems requirements are met.
Solves complex technical problems and provides effective and innovative solutions.

Basic Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 7-10 years combined experience in Aerospace Engineering, specifically in fluid dynamics systems.
Minimum of 5 years hands-on experience in engineering requirements management to include development, derivation, validation and verification of sub-systems requirements.
Exhibit broad experience with Aircraft sub-systems design, development, integration and test programs.
Experience in International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Requires professional written and verbal communication skills including briefings and presentations to leadership and customers.
Strong interpersonal skills in order to collaborate and work effectively with all levels of internal and external leadership as part of an international team.
Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally.
Must possess a current active Secret Clearance or above.

Proven analytical and quality improvement ability
Ability to interface at all levels of the organization, both internally and externally
Technical Capacity
Teamwork Orientation

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, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #BS, #T100