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Embedded Software Engineer
Thales Defense & Security, Inc. Clarksburg, MD
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Embedded Software Engineer

Thales Defense & Security, Inc.
Clarksburg, MD
Expired: December 13, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
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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.

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. has an opening for a Principal Embedded SW Engineer. This position is located in the Clarksburg, MD office and reports to the Manager to Engineering.

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)


Key contributor in new wireless communications equipment for use in tactical military applications:
  • Perform software design in embedded Linux, C++/Python, Coding, Unit Test and Integration Test in agile environment without technical assistance.
  • Serves as technical lead in area of specialty on development projects.
  • Provides technical assistance in developing proposals and bids.
  • Provides technical guidance to junior level software 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.

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain U.S. Secret Level Security Clearance upon hire.
  • Minimum BSCS, BSCE or BSEE.
  • 8 years or more of experience in Software Engineering.
  • Significant experience with Embedded Linux, C++, and Python.
  • Possesses knowledge of practical and theoretical embedded software design as it applies to communication products.
  • Proven experience working on embedded systems in a Linux environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - fluent in English.
  • Focus on continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Position will be based in Clarksburg, MD.

Preferred Skills:
  • Experience with Virtual Machines (VM), ARM processors, hypervisors, and SE-Linux is desired.
  • 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 202-961-1016.



Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Clarksburg, MD



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