Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Principal Lead Software Engineer Architect

Location US-NY
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/28/2022 2:46 PM)
Job ID
Engineering - Software
Experience (Years)
Morgan Boyd
Minimum Degree


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a subsidiary of Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system & software integration for the United States defense industry. AAC focuses on emerging areas to be a leading provider of Undersea Warfare Solutions and our customers’ natural choice for integrated systems, sensors, weapons, and trainers. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at:


Job Title: Principle Software Engineer Architect


Job Location: Hauppauge, NY or Columbia, MD


Position Summary

Advanced Acoustic Concepts is seeking a Principal Lead Software Engineer Architect for our acoustic simulation, training, and tactical systems business area. This position will be responsible for driving technology and competitiveness of our software development approach for our product lines.


Primary and Essential Accountabilities

  • Lead the product migration to high-performance cloud architectures in an agile, DevSecOps environment
  • Responsible for driving technology in our acoustic simulation, training, and tactical systems products
  • Develop vision and roadmaps for our acoustic simulation, training, and tactical systems products
  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and develop designs and proposals to best support them, including cost as a key design variable
  • Lead software development projects; plan, track, and schedule software deliverables; resolve issues/problems within software systems
  • Investigate, develop, and direct solutions to critical challenges involving software and hardware interface
  • Guide development of software tools including operating systems, compilers, routers, networks, utilities, databases, and Internet-related tools.
  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems, and services
  • Develop prototypes to retire key development risks
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required
  • Interact with users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications.
  • Lead/Participate heavily in preparation of complex and significant proposals
  • Mentor, train, manage, and coach members of technical staff; Provide technical expertise and assistance to other engineers and support personnel
  • Develop good working relationships with program and technical management, business development, system engineers, other professionals, technicians, and support personnel
  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values, and culture of the organization


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related technical field
  • Minimum of 8 years of directly related experience
  • Familiarity with enterprise cloud architectures and high-performance computing for cloud migration, AI/ML, CGI, etc.
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as a Service, Software as a Service solutions with both licensed and open source components
  • Solid understanding of a variety of programming tools and development platforms.
  • Enterprise Architecture and Cybersecurity certifications
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance

Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge

  • Active DoD Security Clearance preferred
  • Experience with Virtualization, Cyber and Information Assurance
  • Certifications in enterprise cloud architecture (AWS, Azure, RedHat Solutions Architect), cyber resilience (CISSP, CEH, CISM), artificial intelligence, or other enterprise architecture certifications

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


We offer a variety of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401(k) savings plan. We champion programs that focus on you and your family’s physical, emotional and financial well-being.


Other benefits include:

  • Flexible work schedules such as our 9/80 schedule (off every other Friday)
  • Generous PTO and designated paid holidays
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave

The health and safety of our employees and their families remains a top priority at AAC. Successful candidates must comply with federal contractor vaccine mandate requirements. Subject to state-specific exemptions, newly hired employees are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date, unless a medical or religious accommodation or an exemption pursuant to applicable state law is formally approved by AAC prior to commencing employment. 


AAC champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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