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DevOps Application Engineer

Posted 12 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 IS/IT

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defense, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrows possible.

Our Thales Netherlands IS/IT team works at the core of the Thales digital transformation. Together with a team of 130+ colleagues divided into 15 – mostly product related – Agile DevOps squads. We provide IS/IT support to our 2500 Dutch colleagues in several Business Lines and functions. We also work closely together with the international IS/IT departments of the Thales Group. Our mission? Providing secure access to Thales information in one click, while feeling proud together. As an innovative, high-tech organization we fully embrace agile principles and strive for excellence by continuous improvement. We do not fear failing, as long as we can learn from it!

IT Engineering Support (ITEngSup) is part of the IS/IT department of Thales Netherlands. The IT Engineering Support chapter (following the Spotify model) consists of 30 enthusiastic IT engineers and consultants divided into three self-managing squads whilst working together closely using Agile methodologies. The chapter consists of systems-, software-, and IT architects, application specialists and DevOps engineers. We collect requirements, validate them against security protocols & design solutions and implement them together with our stakeholders, but also with the other IS/IT squads. We maintain our own products and projects and are involved with the latest IS/IT developments within the Thales Group.

About the job

Join an innovative and agile team that follows the Scrum principles, working in bi-weekly sprints. As a vital part of this young and dynamic team, you'll be the driving force behind enhancing the capabilities of our System and Customer Service Engineers.

Your role encompasses:

  • Automation Mastery: Harness your expertise to automate existing and future (business) processes and applications.
  • Engineering Support: Assist end-users with use of engineering applications by resolving incidents and providing guidance on their way of working to prevent incidents in the future.
  • Global Collaboration: Collaborate with your international Engineering Support peers within the Thales Group.
  • Research and Consultancy: Continuously explore and introduce new techniques and processes on the use of highly specialized industry specific software to our engineers, empowering them to excel in their work.
  • Engineering Ecosystem: Thrive in a dynamic ecosystem of the broader engineering department, where opportunities for growth and learning are abound.

What we are looking for

Someone with a background or degree in Business Information Technologies on a Bachelor or Master level.

To excel in this role, we are looking for the following qualifications and expertise:

  • Strong affinity with IT, use of software and business processes. Being able to translate business needs to IT practices.
  • An interest in automation and commitment to staying on top of emerging technologies.
  • We expect a pro-active stance in taking responsibility, engaging with our engineering colleagues
  • In this role, solutions are often not presented to you – skills in conducting research and problem resolution are key to succeeding.
  • We believe in customer collaboration - a customer-oriented attitude and commitment to their satisfaction is key.
  • Effective communication is an essential part of our daily work. Written and verbal proficiency in both Dutch and English is vital for collaboration with both our colleagues and international partners.

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