Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

  • Threat Detection Systems Engineer

    Location US-NJ-Totowa
    Posted Date 11 months ago(5/30/2018 8:04 AM)
    Job ID
    Engineering - Systems
    Experience (Years)
    Erin Cresswell
    Minimum Degree
  • Overview

    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, naval/maritime, and public safety and security domains. 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, surveillance, and simulation; and data protection solutions. Furthermore, the company 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. 


    Thales Defense & Security, Inc. (TDSI) seeks an experienced Threat Detection Engineer (TDE) to support our Sensors & Missile Systems business. The TDE should be a well-rounded team member who is able to work on responsible tasks with minimal supervision.  The TDE must also be able to work on a range of duties throughout the product life cycle, i.e., concept, design, integration, system test/verification, system troubleshooting, and performance evaluation.


    The SMS business is primarily located in Totowa, NJ. 


    • Develop software/algorithmic solutions for complex threat detection scenarios based upon customer requirements and SMS technology.
    • Communicate effectively with the engineering, business development and advanced projects teams regarding ongoing challenges, solutions and capabilities
    • Support all aspects of SMS threat detection systems demonstrations, trials, and tests
    • Troubleshoot in real time possible software bugs
    • Provide operational support to fielded systems
    • Liaise with integrators, suppliers, and customers as directed by SMS Staff Engineer.
    • Support product spiral developments and sensor sustainment operations with operational customers
    • Integration and testing of newly developed software in threat detection sensor systems, including fault diagnosis; monitoring and analysis
    • Collect, analyze and interpret experimental data, including the application of statistical techniques
    • Detection and classification algorithm development
      • Noise reduction
      • Signature matching and dynamic classification
      • Machine learning
      • Design signal filter modules
    • Data acquisition systems design
    • Signal processing analysis software development
    • Hardware and electrical design and fabrication
    • Circuit design and PCB layout
    • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in relevant sensor fusion and computer vision techniques
    • Keep stringent files on software versions in accordance with company standards
    • Participate in preparation of system documentation and customer training
    • Perform as an integral member of the SMS team interacting on a regular basis with inter/intra-company disciplines including engineering, contracts, programs management, manufacturing and customer service
    • Provide technical support and expertise on proposals and bid efforts
    • Some domestic and international travel to support the SMS business
    • By example, set the standards that embody the TDSI Core Value and Thales Leadership Model
    • Maintain a high ethical standard of practice, including compliance with all company procedures


    • US Citizenship required.  Secret Clearance preferred or minimum ability to obtain such required.  
    • Master’s degree in engineering or equivalent technology field.
    • The successful candidate will have at least 10 years military operational experience using electro-optical imaging systems in both mounted and dismounted operations.
    • Experience in working with / or established relationships with PM/ PEO customer and Army labs.  Specific to vehicle platforms a plus.
    • Excellent organizational skills and work ethic.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects.
    • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with employees in all departments and functions.
    • Computer proficiency with Microsoft products and sales tracking systems.
    • Travel up to 50%+ of time.



    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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