Thales Defense & Security Inc.

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Software Developer in Clarksburg, MD

Posted 2019-08-08

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is seeking Senior Embedded Software Engineers for our Clarksburg, Maryland office.

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, and naval/maritime. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; and simulation. Further, Thales Defense & Security, Inc. 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.


•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)


A key contributor to the design of world leading L-Band satellite communications equipment for use in land, maritime and tactical military applications:
•Perform software design and development for Embedded Linux using Python, JavaScript, HTML5 and C++
•Integrate Thales Terminals into larger networks
•Design and Implement features to maintain and extend the Thales lead


•Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and able to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
•Minimum BSCS, BSCE or BSEE
•4 years or more of experience in Software Engineering
•Significant experience with Embedded Linux, Python, and JavaScript
•Strong networking skills and experience: routing, VLAN, port-forwarding (NAT), TCP/IP/UDP, sockets, VPN, DHCP
•Familiarity with Python-Flask, JSON over HTTP, and microservice architectures
•Web Development
•Proven experience working on embedded systems in a Linux environment
•Automated Testing
•Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Fluent in English
•Focus on continuous improvement and innovation

Preferred Skills:
•Customer focus and ability to engage and resolve issues
•Working with sub-contractors (allocating work, requirements, and acceptance testing)
•Testing and automation
•Experience with ElasticSearch and Kibana
•Familiar with Agile practices and methodology (XP and/or SCRUM)
•Familiar with Atlassian tools and git SCM

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 240-864-7549.

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