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Leonardo DRS, Inc. Principal Electrical Engineer in Germantown, Maryland

Job ID: 105393

The Leonardo DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems 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

We're looking for a team-oriented Principal Electrical Engineer to add to our team in Germantown, MD .

Please note: Our facility is currently located in Germantown, MD. Our business is experiencing growth in multiple market areas and as a result, we are excited to announce that in April 2023 we will be in our newly built facility located just south of Frederick, off I-270. This modern facility, with ESG initiatives and surrounding green spaces, offers many amenities quickly accessible to this attractive location.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for driving technology and completion of activity on time and budget

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

  • Ability to complete a technical project independently

  • Mentor and coach other engineers.

  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable

  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for design assignments

  • Document component and subsystem specifications and material requirements

  • Analyze designs as necessary

  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems and services

  • Support the program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements

  • Develop prototypes to retire key development risks

  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required

  • Participate heavily in preparation of the more complex and significant proposals

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

  • Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians and support personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress

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

  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings

  • Mentor and coach less-experienced engineers

  • Involved with the design, development, modification and analysis of various electronics systems. May include Hardware, Power Engineering, Power Electronic Engineering, Electromagnetic Engineering, Integrated Circuit Engineering, Components or others. Troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions in existing products or systems and makes modifications as needed. Compile and evaluate design and test data. Analyze, develop and recommend design approaches.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 8 years of experience

  • Mastery of technologies and domain knowledge

  • Expected to have knowledge and significant experience in multiple engineering disciplines

The health and safety of our employees and their families remains a top priority at Leonardo DRS, and we continue to take action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace. Subject to state-specific exemptions, newly hired employees are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date, unless a medical or religious accommodation or an exemption pursuant to applicable state law is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment.

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.