Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

  • Senior Hardware Design Engineer

    Location US-IL-Aurora
    Posted Date 11 months ago(8/7/2017 2:53 PM)
    Job ID
    Engineering - Electrical or Hardware Engineer (electronics or digital or analog)
    Experience (Years)
    Bill Denning
    Minimum Degree
  • Overview

    Thales Visionix, Inc. (TVI), a wholly-owned, 100% U.S. subsidiary of Thales Group – a world leader in highly advanced electronic systems for use across the global aerospace, defense, transportation and industrial markets-has an immediate opening for an Hardware Design Engineer. This position is located in TVI’s Aurora (Chicago), IL office.


    Thales Group is a global leader in onboard electronics for aircraft, supplying avionic suites and systems to major aircraft manufacturers and into the upgrade market.  We provide our customers with the full range of equipment, subsystems and systems for flight control, navigation, communication, and situational awareness for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. 


    Our fast growing company is focused on augmented reality heads-up-display systems for consumer, medical and military industries, located in the Aurora, IL area is seeking an experienced Hardware Design Engineer in our Electronics Engineering product design group. This is an immediate, full-time, permanent position that offers salary, healthcare benefits, a great working environment, and a talented team of experienced professionals.


    This is a responsible support position that directly interfaces with and proactively supports hardware engineering department. This position controls and is responsible for all day-to-day tasks associated with running our in-house prototyping group, and production transition and support activities including but not limited to: 

    • Electronic & mechanical assembly
    • Installs components, units and printed circuit boards following specifications
    • Troubleshoots electronic systems
    • Uses electronic, hand, power, and pneumatic tools
    • Customizes units and makes adjustments or repairs according to written specifications
    • Fabricates parts, cables, and test fixtures
    • Maintains all work related equipment, passive load, test fixtures, etc.
    • Maintains and writes work procedures and all related documentation for each task performed
    • Works closely with product managers to develop new products according to custom requirements.


    The successful candidate for this position will:

    • Be a BSEE or equivalent with good electronics background
    • Have 5+ years as a design engineer
    • US Citizenship is required for this position
    • Working experience with FPGA Design/Simulation
    • Working experience with Video and Image processing design using FPGAs is a must have
    • Working experience with Verilog/VHDL
    • Use of Altium Designer, Schematic capture, Subversion, Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Excel, & Word are required. Use of Windchill(PLM) a plus.
    • Must have solid working knowledge of PCB construction, and assembly techniques
    • Be a highly motivated self-starter capable of working independently as well as in group settings
    • Be well organized and able to multi-task
    • Have good verbal and written communications skills
    • Must have excellent troubleshooting skills
    • Experience using electronic test equipment
    • Be experienced and able to use hand tools and small power tools, soldering
    • Be able to read, understand, and create technical drawings, schematics, datasheets, and written work instructions.



    Please submit your resume - this is an excellent opportunity to join Thales - a top notch organization working in a small product design and development group!


    Thales Defense & Security, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes 401(k), paid vacation and holidays. Pre-Employment screening required.


    Thales Defense & Security, Inc. participates in the United States Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify program.


    Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce.


    No agencies or third party recruiters please.


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