Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Senior Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Engineer

Location US-MD-Clarksburg
Posted Date 6 months ago(12/15/2023 3:18 PM)
Job ID
Engineering - Electrical or Hardware Engineer (electronics or digital or analog)
Experience (Years)
Jim Daly
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 are seeking a Senior DSP Software Engineer to work in our Clarksburg MD office. You will be part of small product development team working with extremely talented, motivated people who take pride in knowing our products perform when it counts. You will also be able to see your design and development being manufactured right in our factory. 




Top Benefits 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Yearly Incentive Bonus Program
  • Generous 401(k) program  - up to 7% company contribution and 100% immediate vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid wellness, vacation, and holiday leave
  • Paid maternity, paternity, and parental leave
  • 9/80 Work Schedule (every other Friday off)


In this position, you will function as a Senior DSP Engineer and perform design and development of wireless communication system including:

  • Participation in DSP SW architecture design.
  • MATLAB simulation and DSP code development.
  • System integration and test on target platforms.
  • System functional and performance evaluation in LAB.
  • Take part in TDSI Agile/SCRUM software development process.


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.

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain US Secret Level Security Clearance upon hire.
  • BS in EE  (MS in EE is preferred).
  • 4+ years experience as a design engineer.
  • Proficient in DSP programming in C/C++ and assembly languages.
  • Experienced in Major DSP vendor’s IDE tools such as TI and ADI.
  • Knowledge in Communication Theory and MODEM.
  • Hands-on experience in LAB equipment such as Scope, Spectrum Analyzer etc.
  • Good communication skills and self-motivation.
  • 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 202-961-1016.




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