Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

  • Principal Systems Engineer

    Location US-MD-Clarksburg
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    Engineering - Systems
    Experience (Years)
    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; 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. 


    We currently have an opening in our Clarksburg office for a Systems Engineer.  The candidate will have responsibility for systems engineering activities associated with wireless communications systems, including handheld, shipborne, and fixed site systems.  The candidate should be familiar with wireless communications systems operating in the HF, VHF, UHF and L-Band spectrum. This position reports directly to the Director of Systems and Software Engineering.


    • Support Business Development with customer meetings, requirements elicitation, architecture development, and systems implementation.

    • Provide subject matter expertise as a project design authority of HF, UHF, VHF, and L-Band systems.

    • Collaborate with our European divisions in the development of new products and product roadmaps capturing unique requirements for the U.S. market.

    • Develop technical proposals and support cost estimations.

    • Evaluate competing product and solution offerings.

    • Represent Thales at relevant industry forums.

    • Serve as a customer liaison, supporting design reviews and other technical interchanges.

    • Support field installation, testing, evaluation, and troubleshooting of equipment.

    • Support government certification testing of equipment.

    • Support spectrum certification.


    • Candidate MUST be U.S. citizen US.  The selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

    • Experience with system level design, development, and testing of tactical, secure, state-of-the-art military communications systems.

    • Experience with requirements elicitation, decomposition, traceability and lifecycle management.

    • Experience with portable, battery operated embedded systems design.

    • Knowledge of RF design, Digital design, Software design, and Information Security.

    • Experience working in a laboratory environment with RF and Digital test equipment.

    • Experience working with Software Defined Radios (SDRs).

    • Experience with mobile ad-hoc networking waveforms.

    • Familiar with current 3 kHz HF waveforms and standards such as MIL-STD-188-141, MIL-STD-188-110, and MIL-STD-188-203-1A as well as wideband HF requirements.

    • Should be familiar with shipborne and fixed site HF architectures, including 125W, 500W, 1 kW transmitters with narrowband and broadband antennas.

    • Must have strong presentation and writing skills.

    • 8+ years as a Design Engineer

    • BSEE, BSCS, or equivalent at a minimum.

    Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. Thales is an E-Verify employer.


    Thales is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.


    If you need an accommodation or assistance in order to apply for a position with Thales, please call Human Resources at 240-864-7549.


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