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Digital Hardware Engineer

Digital Hardware Engineer

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Engineering - Electrical or Hardware Engineer (electronics or digital or analog)
Experience (Years) 
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. 


Our Clarksburg Maryland office seeks a Senior Digital Hardware Engineer. This position reports Hardware & Support Director.   We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, passionate about their work, and versatile enough to solve a wide variety of engineering problems.


  • The qualified applicant will formulate specification, design, and develop high speed digital hardware designs
  • Individually contribute to the development of a hardware product from the design phase through the field sustaining phase. This would encompass: Circuit Design and analysis using schematic capture and high-speed digital design tools; PCB layout; Prototype verification using lab instrumentation and with PC-based development tools; Supporting regulatory approval; Manufacturing introduction and sustaining.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment with manufacturing and other engineering disciplines such as system, software, and mechanical; and must be able to work with internal and external contract developers.
  • Key areas of expertise would include Digital Hardware design for portable product (battery operated) products and systems.
  • Work with the design team, other cross functional teams and suppliers to ensure his or her overall design and each specified sub-system meets all requirements.
  • Schedule flexibility to support critical deadlines may be required.
  • Performs engineering design and support tasks of moderate complexity without supervision and including complex designs which may require technical assistance.
  • Provides technical assistance in developing proposals and bids.
  • Provides guidance and support to junior level engineers.
  • Maintain a high ethical standard of practice, including compliance with all company procedures


  • US Citizenship required.
  • Must be eligible to obtain US Security Clearance
  • Must meet eligibility requirements to access classified information.
  • BSEE required/MSEE preferred.
  • A basic knowledge of logic design and good firmware development practices is required.
  • Experience designing with StrongARM, ARM, Intel XScale, Atmel AVR, and TI C55xx DSPs and other processors / DSP frameworks is preferred.
  • Experience designing high speed digital hardware which includes processors, power supplies, DSPs, high speed memory systems, FPGA, for low power applications (battery powered products) is a plus.
  • Experience in digital data processing and digital modulation techniques for wireless communication products, also preferred.
  • Possesses strong knowledge of practical and theoretical design.
  • Processes strong interpersonal skills. Strong communication skills - oral, written and presentation.
  • 2+ years Digital Hardware Design experience
  • Solid understanding of wireless communication theory and digital hardware design



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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