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Software DevOps Engineer

Posted 12 Jul 2024
Work experience
3 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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About us

Active in the Aerospace, Defense, and Security sectors, Thales Nederland is the leading provider of high-tech jobs with over 3,000 employees. Product innovation and quick adaptation to the latest technological possibilities drive us. Examples include radar, fire control and command & control systems for naval ships, as well as communication, security, and payment systems for the business sector. Thales Nederland is part of the Thales Group with 68,000 employees in over 50 countries, making it one of the largest electronics companies in Europe.

Within our software department, high-end data processing applications are automatically tested using simulators to ensure seamless integration at the system level.

Our approach offers flexibility and transparency to our customers. The development teams have all the professionals and disciplines on board to perform in their work well and reliably. People are coached, and personal development tailored to needs and desires. Work is carried out in short iterations as one software team, with continuous improvements to our processes. Our software meets the required international quality standards.

About the job

As a Software DevOps Engineer, you are involved in the entire development cycle of our products (Sensors, Combat Management Systems, and Fire Control Systems) from the initial software modules by engineers to the qualified product for system integration. Alongside the DevOps teams, you are responsible for a well-functioning and efficient build, integration, and test system, ensuring that all processes of the release strategy align across multiple teams and product segments.

An important performance aspect is our improvements in our current build and dependency management environment with Maven, Gradle, or CMake. This is a step towards a fully automated high-performance build pipeline that enables continuous delivery of qualified products to our customers.

Key tasks include:

  • Establishing and maintaining the build pipelines in Jenkins / GITLAB CI/CD for our products.
  • Maintaining good relationships with development Scrum teams and the Thales IT department.
  • Identifying improvement opportunities and proposing solutions to enhance the efficiency and quality of the build process.
  • Help our Engineers migrate from Jenkins and Bitbucket to GITLAB CI/CD, and from Nexus to Artifactory

About you

If you have a passion for technology and would like to contribute to our solutions for fast and reliable delivery to our customers, you might be the person we are looking for. We are looking for someone with a completed Bachelor or Master degree in a technical field, preferably Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar.

As a software build engineer, you have experience with:

  • Software development in complex environments (minimum 3 years)
  • Agile/Scrum development methods
  • Algorithms and compilers
  • Software development in C++, Java; under Linux
  • Build pipelines (Jenkins or Gitlab CI/CD runners)
  • Code storage and artifact storage (Bitbucket, Gitlab, Nexus, Artifactory)
  • Build tools (Maven and Gradle, Bazel as a pré)
  • Experience with building in Containers as a pré (docker, podman)
  • Caching and build distribution
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with team members and stakeholders.
  • Analytical skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in English and as a pré in Dutch, both spoken and written
  • As a person, you are creative, open, and flexible, capable of operating as a team player. Additionally, you are results-oriented and proactive.

What’s in it for you

  • 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

Diversity Statement

We actively support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions. That means that equal opportunities, inclusion and an informal culture are integral to our success. It also means that your well-being and happiness matter to us! That’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, remote working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times.

Security Requirements

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in The Netherlands and employment and/or education history. This vacancy requires a security clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for security clearance please refer to the General Intelligence and Security Service.

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