Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Principal Radar Systems Engineer

Location US-MD-Clarksburg
Posted Date 2 years ago(8/6/2019 1:13 PM)
Job ID
Engineering - Systems
Experience (Years)
Erin Cresswell
Minimum Degree


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. 


We currently have an opening in our Clarksburg MD office for a Radar Systems Engineer.




Just to name a few of our benefits…


  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Yearly Incentive Bonus Program
  • Generous 401K program (up to 7% company contribution) with 100% immediate vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid sick, vacation, and holiday leave
  • Paid maternity, paternity, and parental leave
  • Alternative work schedule during the Summer (every other Friday off)


Key contributor in naval radar projects:

  • Provide technical expertise in the analysis of radar performance to requirement
  • Provide technical expertise in the radar sensor integration with naval Combat Management Systems
  • Provide technical expertise in the production methodologies for naval radars
  • Provide technical leadership on shipboard installation and testing of naval radar systems
  • Provide technical training in the operations of naval radars
  • Provide technical leadership to evaluate competing technical solutions
  • Provides technical assistance in developing proposals and bids
  • Provides technical guidance and support to junior level engineers


To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to contribute effectively to assigned projects. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 


  • USA Citizenship is required. The applicant selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information
  • Minimum BSCS, BSCE or BSEE
  • 8 years or more of experience in Radar Engineering
  • Possesses knowledge of practical and theoretical radar designs
  • Significant experience with naval radar integration with shipboard systems
  • Proven experience working on naval radar systems
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Fluent in English
  • Focus on continuous improvement and innovation
  • Position will be based in Clarksburg, MD




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 240-864-7630.

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