Director Engineering in Dallas, TX

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11 - 15 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

LEONARDO DRS

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 Washington, DC, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo, which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture that rewards performance.

Company Overview

LEONARDO DRS Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems (EOIS) business unit has locations in Dallas, TX; Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA. EOIS is a world leader in infrared sensor technology producing both cooled and uncooled sensors. These sensors are sold externally to other OEMs as well as integrated into higher level systems produced at Leonardo DRS.

At Leonardo DRS you will be part of a highly capable team that leads the industry in innovation and develops products and systems that are mission critical to the warfighter. You will be responsible for leading a cross functional team of talented engineers to manage the full life cycle, from roadmaps to concepts and release to production, of a designated product area.

We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.

Employing the world's brightest. Supporting the world's bravest.

Location

Dallas, TX

Position Summary

Plan, manage, and direct the overall product roadmap and product development engineering activities for a designated product area within the Electro-Optical Infrared Systems business. Coordinate the creation, development, design, and improvement of products in conformance with established programs and objectives. Provide engineering advice and assistance to other departments as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead cross functional engineering team
  • Plan, manage, and direct the overall product and product development engineering activities for the designated product area
  • Coordinate the creation, development, design, and improvement of products in conformance with established programs and objectives
  • Participate in strategic roadmap planning in coordination with Business Development and Line of Business leadership
  • Provide engineering advice and assistance to other departments as required
  • Responsible for formulating and recommending engineering policies and technical work assignments in accordance with project and company objectives
  • Advise appropriate personnel of the latest technical and engineering developments
  • Manage budget, cost and schedule input for design assignments and departments, as appropriate
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer as required
  • Participate in preparation of proposals
  • Direct the work of others as assigned
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Ensure good risk management principles are applied to all projects
  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 10 years of experience
  • Must currently possess or be able to obtain a security clearance.


Required Advanced Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Drive for Results
  • Approachability
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Managing Vision and Purpose
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Motivating Others
  • Empowering Team Members
  • Interpersonal Communications


Working Conditions

  • Travel 25 - 50% of time


Only candidates that meet the qualifications as outlined above will be contacted for further information.

Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.Only US citizens are eligible for a Security Clearance.

LEONARDO DRS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #EOIS