Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Senior Hardware Electrical Engineer

Location US-MD-Clarksburg
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/17/2021 2:19 PM)
Job ID
Engineering - Electrical or Hardware Engineer (electronics or digital or analog)
Experience (Years)
Candice Debrah
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; 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 Senior Hardware Electrical Engineer.  This position reports to the Electrical Design Manager.


Top Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Yearly Incentive Bonus Program
  • Generous 401K program (up to 7% company contribution) with 100% immediate vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid wellness, vacation, and holiday leave
  • Paid family care, maternity and parental leaves
  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)


  • Work in a hands-on and team-oriented environment.
  • Responsible for designing, integrating, testing, and verifying embedded electronic hardware designs to satisfy the needs of customers and developments for new and existing radios and accessory products. 
  • Implement designs utilizing Microprocessors, DSPs, Memory Systems, FPGAs, and High Efficiency Power Supplies. 
  • Utilize hardware development and design software tools including PSpice, LTspice, Matlab/Simulink, Lab View, Hyperlynx, and Mentor/Altium.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • US Citizenship required. Applicants selected may be subjected to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Fluent in English
  • BSEE or MSEE
  • 4+ years designing embedded electronics hardware
  • Experience designing and testing to rigorous EMI/EMC and Environmental qualification requirements, including MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810, FCC, and CE
  • Able to generate hardware requirements from system/configuration item requirements to define the scope of each hardware design and its verification method/plan
  • Able to critically assess technical risks and generate mitigation plans and activities on development projects
  • Working knowledge of software programing languages such as C, C#, and Python to support hardware development and debug
  • Able to work hands-on in an engineering lab to integrate, test, debug and optimize designs utilizing engineering test equipment and methods, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and programmable power supplies
  • Able to effectively work in a team environment and interact with employees in all departments and functions including Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Able to constructively collaborate with PCB layout to implement schematics into realizable PCBs based on mechanical and electrical requirements
  • Experience utilizing formal Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) processes and tools, such as PTC Windchill.
  • Ability to comply with all Company guidelines, policies, procedures and embrace Company Core Values. 


For specific questions about this job posting, candidates may contact the recruiter at


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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