Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Systems Engineer

Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 4 months ago(7/18/2022 4:45 PM)
Job ID
Engineering - Software
Experience (Years)
Stephany Lowe
Minimum Degree


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a Thales Company, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration. The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at:


We are seeking a dedicated junior Systems Engineer reporting directly to the Project Engineer. You will provide programmatic and technical rigor in support of Systems Engineering (SE) processes, including planning, execution, and closure of System Engineering Technical Reviews (SETR), technical writing, requirements management, risk management, configuration management, and technical artifact reviews. 


COVID-19 Statement

The health and safety of our employees is a top-priority at Thales Defense & Security, Inc.  In order to provide the safest possible environment for our employees, their loved ones, our customers and the communities in which we do business, every employee is expected to do his/her/their part by getting vaccinated and following our safety protocols.



Top Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous 401(k) program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Generouse PTO plans
  • Paid maternity and parental leaves
  • 9/80  work schedule (every other Friday off)


Primary and Essential Accountabilities

  • Ensure system performance and acceptance, that overall system performance targets are met and manages requirement compliance
  • Advise (Project) Engineering and Project Management on contractual issues, risk and opportunities and preparation of variation orders
  • Participate in software development activities and facilitate the coordination of on-site and off-site development teams in coordination with technical managers
  • Assist validation, deployment, and operation activities in coordination with production managers
  • Respond to customer requirements for technical support, through phone support, e-mail and on-site support if required
  • Escalating customer issues for further troubleshooting
  • International business travel is expected
  • Support the project team in defining, engineering, testing, and documenting the system architecture and design


Secondary Accountabilities

  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings
  • Lead less-experienced engineers


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.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or other related technical degree
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • The ability to attain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance
  • Desired:
  • Knowledge of Naval shipboard systems such as Sonar, Combat and Radar
  • Knowledge of Naval Shipboard installation
  • Knowledge of Navel Shipboard testing
  • Experience with MagicDraw/Cameo, Model-Based Systems Engineering, or UML/SysML


Physical Requirements

  • Lifting (up to 20 lbs.): up to 25% of time
  • Walking: up to 25% of time
  • Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping: up to 10% of time
  • Sitting: up to 75% of time
  • Travel: up to 10% of time


AAC works on a 9/80 compressed work schedule whereby employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks with every other Friday off.


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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