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Platform engineer

Posted 19 May 2024
Work experience
2 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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About the team

Within the Engineering cluster the software engineering department is responsible for the development of combat and information management systems for navy ships, integration with sensor- and weapon systems as well as the development of sensor processing applications. These complex systems are used world-wide by selected partners to protect and because we believe every person on this earth has the right to be safe. Our software is the heart of the systems used in critical situations where lives are at stake.

Within the software engineering department and more specifically for the CMS (Combat Management System) infrastructure team, we are looking for talented Software Platform Engineers

About your future job

As a Software Platform engineer you will work in multidisciplinary Agile teams. These teams develop and test the infrastructure software platform(s) for the combat management systems, the radar systems and the optical sensor systems. The development teams are responsible for the entire development chain – requirements analysis, development, integration, testing, validation and demonstrating the current status of the product.

As a Software Platform engineer your work will be diverse and flexibility is expected. Working via scrum and Cloud-native/DevOps methodologies, the work will vary depending on the project and sprint you are working; this may mean that one week the job requires Python programming and the next you will utilize your network engineering skills. Furthermore, Thales highly values the application of modern technologies and methodologies. The willingness and courage to investigate and implement new ways of working and/or technologies are expected.

Why you'd be a good match

Do you have a passion for technology, do you enjoy constantly developing your skills and are you interested in working on Naval systems? Then you are the person we are looking for.

You are a talented engineer who enjoys specifying, developing and testing IT/OT infrastructure components. You enjoy personal development both in hard skills and human skills. Relevant experiences are:

  • Experience with Linux,
  • Experience with network technologies,
  • Experience with software development (Python, Bash, C, C++, Java),
  • Experience with a number of the following tools and technologies,
  • Git based source control systems,
  • CI/CD tooling,
  • Infrastructure as code tools, preferably Ansible,
  • Container technology,
  • Preferably experience with Agile methodologies, including appropriate tooling (e.g. Jira).
  • You hold a bachelor or master degree in computer science, IT service management or comparable. Your colleagues are recognized experts in the field and will help you get up to speed and Thales will gladly invest in your development.
  • An important requirement to fulfil this role, is flexibility and the ability to communicate fluently in English to all types (technical, management) of stakeholders.

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