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Development Test Manager

Posted 20 Nov 2023
Work experience
1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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About the team

Thales Nederland is active in the Defense and Security sectors and is, with about 2000 employees, a top provider of high-tech jobs. Product innovation and swift anticipation of the newest technological possibilities are the mainsprings of our business. Thales Nederland is a world leader in the naval radar market, producing high-tech radar systems that continuously push technology boundaries. These radar systems consist of active electronically scanned phased array antennas that combine different technological disciplines at high levels of integration. Thales Nederland is part of the Thales Group, which has a workforce of 70,000 in more than 50 countries making it one of Europe’s largest electronics companies.

We help our customers think smarter and act faster in the fields of transportation, defense, space, aerospace and cyberspace, mastering ever-greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. We are therefore leading the digital transformation, focusing on artificial intelligence, big-data & data analytics, connectivity, mobility and internet of things and cybersecurity.

The System Engineering department is responsible for the design of new products and services, and for managing software and hardware development.

About your future job

As a Development Test Manager within the System Engineering department, you will work in a multidisciplinary team on the system integration, verification and qualification of newly developed radar systems. You will be supported by a team of mainly System - and Test Engineers. Most of your team members are specialists in their expertise (e.g. frontend RF behaviour, signal processing), and some are generalists in all of the domains. You role will revolve around managing the technical solution, planning, cost and risk.

Why you'd be a good match

We are in search for a colleague who has the following qualifications:

  • Completed Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related technical study;
  • Ambitious, open-minded, and willing to travel internationally (10-20%);
  • Affinity or some experience with project management, system-/ test engineering is a plus;
  • Good communication skills and able to work in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; Dutch/ German is a plus.

What's in it for you

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas;
  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organisation, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills;
  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe;
  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance;
  • You can usually work where and when you want to be able to do your work as well and efficiently as possible. Within Thales we implement hybrid working, where you can, for example, work from home two days a week if your role allows it;
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalise your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade days off for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs;
  • 40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.

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).
Do you want to kickstart your career in an international high-tech environment? And are you looking for a traineeship where you can develop your personal skills? Our traineeship starts in October 2023. Check

Active in 65 countries
2,500 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 45 years

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As a Thales trainee you get the opportunity to quickly and broadly orientate yourself within the organization. The work is challenging, the guidance is good and together with the other trainees we form a close team.