Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

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Embedded Software Manager

Embedded Software Manager

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Engineering - Software
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Erin Cresswell
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Thales Defense & Security, Inc., is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, and  naval/maritime. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; air traffic management navigation, and surveillance, and simulation.  Further, Thales Defense & Security, Inc. serves as a gateway for technology, leveraging Thales-wide solutions—such as combat management systems; naval, airborne, and ground ISR; and electronic warfare—to address U.S. requirements. 


We currently have an opening for an Embedded Software Manager in our Clarksburg MD office. The successful candidate must have experience in leading software development teams, with a focus on embedded wireless systems. As a functional manager you will be required to mentor software engineers, manage software development teams, and lead in a strong matrix organization.


  • The successful candidate will set employee objectives that align with corporate strategy, monitor progress towards objectives and deliver feedback for a team of 20+ engineers.  
  • Measure adherence to software process, maintain Agile Scrum, ISO 9001 and CMMI Level 3 processes.   
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships across the matrix organization, project teams, support functions, marketing, etc.
  • Provide technical and managerial leadership for an engineering department.
  • Proactively interface with project leads and engineering management in resolving issues, coordinating resources, and managing activities.
  • Work with department staff to develop and achieve strategic business plan objectives.
  • Conduct hiring, performance reviews, disciplinary process, budgets, schedules, manpower planning, etc., for the department.
  • Demonstrate support for company values and vision.
  • Set and demonstrate through example the standards that embody the TDSI Core Value & Thales Leadership Model.
  • Maintain high ethical standards, including compliance with all company procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's operating policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; performance appraisals, rewarding and providing for employee discipline when required; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Active mentoring and development of staff is critical element of the supervisory responsibilities.



  • US Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
  • Minimum BSEE or BSCS, MSEE or MSCS preferred, MBA a plus
  • Experience in managing a diverse team, including setting objectives and incentives, and providing coaching, training, and feedback
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work across organizations
  • Experience with wireless communication systems
  • Experience with real-time operating systems for embedded applications
  • Experience with Object Oriented software development
  • Experience with C++, C, Java, and scripting languages
  • Experience with Agile projects, Scrum certification preferred


 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 /Minorities/ Females/ Vet/ Disabled Affirmative Action employer.


We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce.

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