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Software Architect Infrastructure

Posted 17 Jul 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 Thales

"The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales." In a world that is becoming faster, more unpredictable, and filled with possibilities, individuals come to us with great ambitions: to make your life better and safer. Our employees, who represent a unique blend of expertise, talents, and cultures, develop and deliver extraordinary high-tech solutions. Among the 80,000 talents in 68 countries, 2,000 are based in the Netherlands. We are one of the largest high-tech employers in the realm of security and protection.

We help our customers think smarter and act faster in the fields of transportation, defense, aerospace, aviation engineering, and cyberspace, mastering every decisive moment amid increasing complexity along the way. We play a leading role in the digital transformation, focusing on artificial intelligence, big data, data analytics, connectivity, mobility, the Internet of Things, and cybersecurity.

In the Netherlands, we have locations in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven, and Hengelo (headquarters). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers, and suppliers, we work on radar systems for naval vessels, cybersecurity solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions, research and development in radar technology (in collaboration with Delft University of Technology), and research and development in serious gaming (in collaboration with the University of Twente).

Within the Naval Engineering cluster, the Applications department is responsible for the development of Combat and Information Management systems for naval vessels, as well as their integration with sensor and weapon systems. These complex systems encompass advanced solutions in information processing, information management, user interaction, and sensor and weapon control. Our software thus provides essential support for missions ranging from counter-piracy operations to defense against long-range missiles.

For the Naval Engineering/Applications department, Thales (Hengelo) is seeking a talented SOFTWARE ARCHITECT INFRASTRUCTURE with a passion for technology and the ambition to build a career in a high-tech environment, in a role such as System Engineer, System Architect, or Project Manager.


As a Software Architect, you have both a creative and technical leadership role within our projects. On one hand, you are involved in designing architectural solutions, and on the other hand, you ensure that the technical requirements are met throughout the development process. In this capacity, you engage in discussions and maintain an overall view of the entire system.

In summary, if you are an experienced Software Architect with a background in setting up software architectures within our complex Naval domain and have a good understanding of software developments in the outside world, then we are looking for you. Developing a vision is a mission for you, which makes you the ideal Software Architect candidate.

We place great importance on the application of high-tech techniques and methods. Software development is primarily based on Java and is supported by a modern development environment.


Do you have a passion for technology and find it exciting to work on the high-tech architecture of Naval Command & Control systems? Then you are the person we are looking for. You are a talented and experienced Software Architect who enjoys contributing to the design and development of software solutions in our complex Naval domain. You have a strong background in Java development with modern development methods and tools. You are able to quickly grasp new domains and technologies. Additionally, you have strong analytical skills and a vision for how an IT landscape should look, and you are able to steer the organization in that direction. You have completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

As an individual, you are creative, open-minded, and flexible, and you can operate as an enthusiastic team player. You are results-oriented, show initiative, and communicate clearly. A good command of both Dutch and English, both spoken and written, is necessary for successful performance in this role.

Knowledge and experience with the following tools and technologies is important:

  • Agile software development with Scrum
  • Java, Swing, Linux, IntelliJ
  • Continuous Integration & Delivery
  • Jenkins, Nexus, and Maven/Gradle, GIT/SVN
  • Unit Testing, Test Automation

In addition, we offer the opportunity to build a career in the high-tech environment of Thales. You could become one of our future System Engineers, with a strong domain knowledge and a broad view of systems. If you excel as an organizer, a career path in the direction of Agile ScrumMaster or Project Manager might be suitable for you.


  • An interesting job within a great team in an international high-tech environment.
  • Room and attention for personal development and taking initiatives.
  • The opportunity to grow within the organization, for example, in technical, managerial, commercial, or international roles.
  • An open and flexible work environment that values work-life balance.
  • A pleasant workplace in 'The Best Building in the Netherlands' (Public’s ChoiceAward 2015) with our own Starbucks corner.
  • Competitive employment conditions, including 40 vacation days per year.

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