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Flight Control System Engineer


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 Flight Control System (FCS) 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 FCS Engineer position is required to manage all the aspects relative to the Flight Control System and Handling qualities.  The FCS Engineer works closely with the A/V IPT Leader, Chief Engineer, and the A/V IPT Engineers.  In addition, the FCS Engineer performs activities such as developing and managing systems level requirements, originating design concepts, performing system level integration/test and assisting in systems validation for avionics control systems.


Job Location: Arlington, VA


Job Title: Flight Control System (FCS) Engineer


Duties and Responsibilities:

* Provides technical management on all design aspects relative to the Aircraft FBW FCS and Flying qualities, integrating with the other IPT engineers.

* Reviews customer specifications and requirements and leads all the FCS referred aspects.

* Solves technical problems and provides solutions on FCS design following the on-going development of the Air Vehicle design.

* Prepares and presents status and briefings to the Air Vehicle IPT and to the customer.

* Ensure technical schedule objectives relative to FCS 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, speci...

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