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Principal Systems Engineer

Thales Defense & Security Inc.

Aurora, Illinois 60505
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  • Aerospace and Electronic Systems
  • Circuits and Systems
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  • Design/Development Engineering
  • Electronics Engineer
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Thales Visionix in Aurora IL is seeking a full time Principal Systems Engineer.


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; air traffic management navigation, surveillance, and simulation; 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 Visionix, Inc. (TVI), a wholly-owned, 100% U.S. subsidiary of Thales Defense & Security, Inc. – Thales Group, our parent is a world leader in highly advanced electronic systems for use across the global aerospace, defense, transportation and industrial markets-has an immediate opening for a Systems Engineer.





The systems engineers are responsible for the integration and sub-contract management of a number of elements within the electro-optical system being developed for the aerospace industry. The system engineer will be exposed to a variety of technologically demanding areas within the aerospace sector. The systems engineers are required to perform systems integration, verification and validation, technical planning, cost and risk and supportability and effectiveness analyses for helmet mounted display systems and avionics.


Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation and operation. Performs functional analysis, time-line analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.



  • Must be capable of working independently on assigned task.
  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years related experience required.
  • Knowledge of DO-254, DO-160 and DO-178.
  • Must have excellent written, oral, and communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States.

This position requires substantial domestic and international travel (~50%)


 Thales Defense & Security, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes 401(k), paid vacation and holidays.


 Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is an E-Verify participant and an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D. Pre-Employment screening required.

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