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DevOps /Java Software 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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We make a hardware and software solution called the TACTICOS Combat Management System. TACTICOS can be considered the brain onboard naval vessels, ranging from frigates, destroyers and small patrol crafts. The information from sensors (radar, sonar for example) is collected within TACTICOS, which then provides an overview of all that’s happening around the ship allowing operators to get a good situational awareness and to respond as needed with connected effectors (weapons or electronic counter measures for example). Missions on board these vessels range from humanitarian assistance during earthquakes, combatting piracy and drug smuggling, military engagements and more. TACTICOS technology is used on board more than 160 ships operated by 25 navies worldwide.

The department CMS-Interface Products is in charge of the integration of all sensors and weapon systems for the ship with the Combat & Information Management Systems.

About the team

Our teams are all very much focused on delivering very high quality software solutions. Teams contain 7 to 9 people and the roles of scrum master, product owner, architect, tester and developer are clearly defined. Your team receives work packages that may take 6 to 12 months to complete, during which time the team is fully responsible for the planning, architecture and quality. We believe in supporting our developers, so that they can do their best work and continuous improvement is key. We help each other all the time; since in-depth naval domain knowledge takes time to acquire. When in doubt we communicate with other teams like System Engineering and Operational Experts, who have real life experience on a ship.

About your future job

We have a daily stand-up in which the team assesses what they have achieved yesterday, what they are going to do today, and if they experience or foresee impediments. After the stand-up you’ll start working on deploying or improving the tooling and providing support to engineers. You are continuously working on the improvement of collaboration, within your own team, but also between other teams. Following the Scrum principles, you work with the team in two-weekly sprints in which you provide Software Engineers with new tooling - mostly based on Linux - and supporting them in optimizing and/or automating of the use of those tools. Within these activities you’ll be responsible for:

  • automation of existing and future processes and applications;
  • supporting software engineers with their CI/CD workflows and/or pipelines;
  • the roll-out and maintenance of tools in close collaboration with Engineering Support teams;
  • having an active role in developing interfaces between different tools and Engineering disciplines;
  • actively introducing new technologies for the benefit of the team;

The software is mostly based on Java and is supported by a development environment. You will work with the following tools and techniques:

  • Java software development
  • Continuous Integration & Delivery
  • Jenkins, Nexus, Maven/Gradle, GIT, BitBucket
  • Unit Testing, Test Automation, Cucumber

Thales offers careers, not just jobs. You will have the opportunity to develop towards an expert in your area of expertise such as Tech Leads, Software Architects or Specialists. Or if you are an excellent organizer, you may find that in a career path of Scrum Master, Product Owner or Team Manager.

Why you'd be a good match

We are searching for a colleague whom:

  • Is passionate about wanting to contribute to a safe and secure society;
  • Has 3+ years’ work experience in a similar role/job;
  • Has knowledge about deploying and managing engineering applications like Jenkins, Nexus, Bitbucket and SonarQube;
  • Has experience with automation via Puppet and Ansible;
  • Has interest in containers (Docker, Podman) and container orchestration (Kubernetes, Rancher);
  • Has extensive knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (6/7/8) systems;
  • Has experience with shell scripting and ansible;
  • Loves complicated technology and is capable of rapidly mastering new domains and techniques;
  • Can communicate really well with colleagues, is creative, open, flexible, and has a learning mindset;
  • Is willing to assist others when needed;
  • Has graduated at Bachelor or Master level in the area of software engineering, information/computer science or similar with a talent for Java;
  • Preferably has Dutch, Australian, Belgium, Canadian, Danish, English, German, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish or American nationality.

What's in it for you

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Room for personal and professional growth within our organization, 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;
  • Thales utilizes a hybrid way of working, meaning that you can decide together with your team where and how you are going to work together.
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalize your employment conditions;
  • 40 days Paid Time Off per year. 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