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Radar System Engineer

Posted 24 May 2024
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 Radar Engineering Group performs all system engineering activities for the realization of radar and sensor products for naval ships. To strengthen our team, we are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Radar System Engineers.

About your future job

As a Radar System Engineer, you work in a multidisciplinary team on the specification, design, development and validation of radar systems. The project teams consist, in general, of a radar architect, system, hardware, software and test engineers and specific domain/field specialists (e.g. radar functional design, signal processing, safety and cybersecurity). The system engineer, in cooperation with the rest of the team, is responsible for the global design of the radar, thereby taking into account the functional performance, quality and costs to find the optimal design.

The system engineering work comprises of, for example, abstract/functional work like radar design (defining new capabilities/functionalities), but also solving issues, which requires detailed knowledge of for example specific components and/or analysing field data.

Our team is looking for ambitious colleagues who are willing to learn ‘the essentials of radar engineering’.

Why you'd be a good match

  • Master degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or Applied Mathematics;
  • Good communication skills, and ability to work in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Willingness to learn;
  • Fluency in English and Dutch;
  • Preferably knowledge of Matlab/Simulink and C++;
  • You have to pass a Dutch Security check in order to get a clearance (we are a Defence Company) to work for us.

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