Software Engineer- GUI/Android
Thales - Irvine, CA

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Thales is currently looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our software engineering team to spearhead the design and
implementation of the company's In Flight Entertainment (IFE) product suite. The ideal candidate should have a good working knowledge of the Android SDK and Android user interface (UI) Development.

Experience in developing complex Java and C/C++ user interfaces on the Android and Linux platform is required, with the ability to efficiently integrate the UI with other application components in an abstract manner. Experience with other UI technologies such as Qt and QML is also highly desired. Candidate must have experience in software architecture design and a working knowledge of software design patterns.

Candidate must provide technical leadership in the implementation of the user interface in both design and implementation. Candidate will involve in all phases of software development lifecycle, as well as sustaining existing software products.


The candidate will perform technical planning for the development of new Android and Qt/QML user interfaces, and participate in design discussions with relevant teams. For budget planning purposes, the candidate needs to provide estimated workload to management base on knowledge of the requirements.

The candidate will be involved in all phases of the development cycle and is responsible for the life cycle of the assigned application, including implementation, software integration, and working with the QA team to make sure that the UI passes all validation, as well as sustaining the UI after release. The candidate will also manage analysis of bug fixes and enhancement for the IFE system.

The candidate is also responsible for providing status updates in a method and interval mutually agreed upon.



  • Extensive working knowledge on Android SDK and Android GUI Development.

  • General Experience in user interface design and development

  • Experience developing complex Java & C/C++ application infrastructure, services, libraries and tools on the Android & Linux platforms.

  • Experience in software architecture design, working knowledge of design patterns.

  • Experience in all phases of software development lifecycle: requirements analysis, tech design, implementation, code review, testing, and release.

  • Experience in collaboration with 3rd party software development resources.

  • Self-motivated, critical thinker with strong technical background.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with Qt and QML UI Development also desired

  • Experience in 3D UI / application development desired

  • Experience with UI graphics and authoring tools a plus

  • Experience in a lead role desired.


    We are a manufacturer of In-fight Entertainment systems based in Irvine, California. The company now has nearly 60 world airlines customers, and our product and service offering is an end-to-end solution that supports our customers before, during and after each flight. For 2011, the future looks bright. “

    Make it Brilliant” is our mantra which reflects our passion to be the

    BEST. We are a bunch of hardworking people that care about customer partnerships and continually introduce new innovation that inspires. We always push the envelope!

    Our parent company, Thales Group, is a global leader in aerospace. Our products and systems are everywhere on aircraft and in airports.

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    Thales Avionics Inc. – IFS offers an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401K, PTO, Basic Life and AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability, Business Travel Accident Insurance, International Medical Benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts and Educational Assistance Program, just to name a few.

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