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Application Engineer Consultant

Job Hengelo, NL
Posted 15 Jul 2021

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English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 2 years

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Application Engineer Consultant



The IT Engineering Support team consist of 20 enthusiastic IT engineers and Consultants divided in three teams whilst working together closely using Agile methodologies. The team consists of system-, software-, and IT architects, application specialists and infrastructure specialists. We collect requirements, validate them against security protocols & design solutions and implement them together with the end users, but also with the other IS/IT teams. We are a young and dynamic team, largely self-managing, we maintain our own products and projects and are involved with the latest IS/IT developments within the Thales Group.


The day begins with a stand-up in which the team assess what they have achieved yesterday, what they are going to do today, and if they experience or foresee impediments. After the stand-up you’ll start working on deploying or improving the tooling and providing support to the Engineers. You are continuously working on the improvement of collaboration, within your own team, but also between other teams. Following the Scrum principles, you work with the team in two-weekly sprints in which you provide System and Logistics Engineers with new tooling - mostly based on Windows - and supporting them in the use of those tools. Within these activities you’ll be responsible for:

  • providing consultancy services about (improvement of) the way of working using the Engineering tooling;
  • the roll-out and maintenance of tools and tool versions in close collaboration with Engineering Support teams in other Thales countries ;
  • translating the needs of internal colleagues and those working in the Engineering departments to solutions;
  • automation of existing and future processes and applications;
  • having an active role in developing interfaces between different tools and Engineering disciplines;
  • working together closely with the team responsible for Software and Hardware Engineering.


We are looking for a new colleague with:

  • a technical bachelor or master degree;
  • affinity with/interest in IT and Engineering applications;
  • a customer-oriented attitude and good communication skills;
  • some experience with tools and operating systems such as Microsoft Windows server/desktop, Citrix and GIT is a plus;
  • some experience with (usage and/or maintaining) automation tools such as Ansible/Chocolatey;
  • good problem solving abilities and persistence;
  • the ambition to work closely together with your colleagues in an enthusiastic scrum team;
  • good command of English, both written and oral.


  • Become part of a great team in a high tech, innovative international organization
  • (International) opportunities for growth in tech-, management- and commercial roles
  • Attention for personal development and own initiative
  • A nice workplace in a modern building, where we value a good work-life balance and flexibility
  • 40 leave days per year, travel expenses and a flexible benefits à la carte package with options like purchase/sale of leave hours, internet costs, bicycle plan, company fitness, trade union contribution or relocation costs


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With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, we are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2500 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ).
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2,500 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 45 years

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